What Are The Types Of Foundations Used For Steel Buildings?

Posted by CDMG Team on Jun 12, 2019 2:44:18 PM

We've all heard the saying, "you can't build a great building without a solid foundation."

In some instances, the saying is a metaphor for life.

In other instances, like when you're constructing a metal building, the saying is very literal.

A well-designed foundation is essential for any building, especially a metal building.

A strong foundation ensures durability, and it will help prevent most forms of building deterioration in the future.

Leaking, flooding, shifting or tilting walls, and some structural damage can all be prevented if you have your building put on a solid foundation.

For steel buildings, the design of the foundation will determine the rest of the planning and construction process, making it one of the first things put into motion when you start planning your metal building.

In the article below, we will discuss step by step the things you must consider when planning your foundation, and we'll discuss some of the foundation options available for your metal building.

Lets dig in!

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Topics: steel building, Prefabricated Metal Building, pre-engineered metal building, foundation

Steel Buildings vs. Traditional Timber Buildings - Who Comes Out On Top?

Posted by CDMG Team on May 8, 2019 8:59:41 AM

If you're about to build a new building, there are many obstacles you'll face and many questions you'll have to answer during the building process.

What type of building should I build? How much will it cost to build? How much will it cost to maintain? How long will it last?

Those are just a few of the questions you'll be able to think of off the top of your head before you start building.

Once you start building and the process is underway, sometimes it will feel like you're just under a barrage of constant obstacles and questions.

That's okay though, that's all a part of the process. You aren't the first person that will feel that way, and you definitely won't be the last.

Before you answer any of these questions, though, you need to answer the most important question of all; what material will I use to build my new building?

The most common building materials are traditional timber and steel, and they will both have their own unique advantages and disadvantages.

It's important for you to weigh the pros and cons of each so you can decide which is best for your new property.

In the article below, we'll put traditional timber buildings up against steel buildings, and see which one comes out on top.

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Topics: steel building, timber building

Space Saving Ideas for Industrial Construction Projects

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 30, 2019 9:00:40 AM

How to Save Space on Your Industrial Construction Project

Your industrial metal building plays a key role in your business, so designing it in a smart and organized way will help save space and streamline efficiency.

When people think about saving space in their industrial metal building, the first thing that comes to mind is typically the physical layout and organization of the facility, but things like labeling, a management software, and pallet racking also play a vital role.

No matter what space-saving tips you implement, the ultimate goal of each decision should be made to support increased productivity, reduced costs, optimized space, and an improvement in customer service delivery.

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Topics: Space Saving Ideas, Metal Building Design, Industrial Construction

Ideas to Consider When Renovating Your Food Production Facility

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 29, 2019 10:55:03 AM

Maintaining Food Safety and Quality Assurance During a Renovation

Whether you are just building, or simply renovating your food production facility, as a business owner, you probably know the strict laws and regulations that are enforced regarding food production and their storage facilities.

This is something that needs to be taken into consideration before your construction project even begins.

It is important to take into account how your construction project will impact your food production and storage.

Will you continue to produce during this time, and how will you ensure the food in storage and the food being produced stays clean of debris, dust, and dirt?

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Topics: Building Renovation, Renovating Food Production Facility, Food Production Facility

Dock Efficiency Building Considerations for Transportation Companies

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 26, 2019 10:39:13 AM

Design Considerations for Improving Loading Dock Efficiency

Loading docks are the arrival and departure point for shipments in your metal transportation facility.

If you are a transportation company, you know that your entire business resolves around these docks, so efficiently designing them is of the utmost importance.

The entire design of your new metal building should revolve around the loading and unloading docks to optimize efficiency and productivity.

Keep reading below for tips and considerations for transportation companies designing a new metal building project.

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Topics: Dock Efficiency, Building Considerations, Transportation Company

Best Areas in the US to Save Money on Your Commercial Construction Project

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 26, 2019 10:34:59 AM

Where to Build Your Commercial Building to Save Money?

There are many different factors to consider when building your commercial construction facility.

Construction projects and building prices can drastically vary in cost depending on the location in which you decide to build.

Some business owners have the freedom to establish they business wherever they choose, but some owners are restricted to a certain area.

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Topics: Cost Savings, Commercial Construction Projects, Save on Commercial Construction, Best Area to Build

Using Solar Energy to Power your Metal Building

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 26, 2019 8:50:13 AM

How Solar Power Works for Steel Buildings

Solar panels are one of the fastest-growing energy systems in the United States.

Studies completed by the Solar Energy Industries Association show that the solar market is expected to become a 4.5 billion dollar market by 2023, doubling in size.

As solar power has increased in popularity, innovative methods for accessing solar energy have been developed.

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Topics: metal buildings, steel building, solar power

How to Choose an HVAC System for Your Metal Building

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 25, 2019 2:45:02 PM

Picking a Heating and Cooling Method for Your Steel Building

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) are different for every metal building project.

Some metal workshops only require a small stand up heater, while other commercial structures demand a robust HVAC system with multiple units and a sprinkler system.

Your HVAC system will entirely depend on your building's purposes and temperature control demands.

For the best outcome possible, start thinking about your heating and cooling technology as soon as possible.

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Topics: insulating a metal building, metal buildings, Steel building construction, HVAC

How a Construction Manager Can Keep Costs Down on Your New Metal Building

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 25, 2019 2:22:25 PM

Benefits of Hiring a Construction Project Manager

When you decide to purchase a Pre-Engineered Metal Building, you have a management decision to make.

Will you plan, budget, and construct the building yourself with minimal or no help, or will you take advantage of a Construction Project Manager?

Some metal building suppliers offer project managers at a steep cost.

Others provide experienced, professional Construction Management services for a fair price.

Before you decide to opt-in or opt-out of management services, consider the following ways a Construction Manager can help reduce the cost and construction time of your new Metal Building construction.

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Topics: Project Manager, Construction Management, Construction Manager, Steel Building FAQ

What Makes a Great Design Engineer?

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 25, 2019 12:29:11 PM

What to Look for in a Design Engineer

Are you looking for a design engineer for your new commercial metal building project?

From inception to erection, an exceptional design engineer will monitor the project every step of the way.

From creating and imagining the first 3D digital representation, to communicating with the project manager, resolving any issues on the job site fast and efficiently.

No matter what industry you need to construct your new metal building for, a design engineer can help.

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Topics: Design Engineer, Quality Designer Engineer