Why Churches Are Moving Into Metal Buildings

Posted by CDMG Team on Sep 9, 2019 9:43:11 AM

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that a lot of religious congregations are choosing to build their churches with metal.

Every cost-conscious religious group has made the switch from traditional timber to prefabricated metal buildings; but why?

It's simple, really. Only prefabricated metal buildings can supply the soaring ceilings and wide-open space that is needed in a church sanctuary. And they do it without breaking the budget.

Additionally, when the church needs to expand in the future to house a bigger congregation, expansion is much easier with a metal building.

To put it simply, metal buildings are the most logical and economical choice for new churches.

We'll explore why in the article below.

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Topics: steel buildings, metal building, churches

5 Ways To Customize Your Metal Building

Posted by CDMG Team on Sep 5, 2019 11:44:53 AM

Most people's first concerns when it comes to metal buildings is that they think it's going to look like an old barn.

That's just not true anymore.

There are several ways you can customize your metal building so it doesn't look like you're keeping livestock inside of it.

Admittedly, the basic box with a low-pitched gable roof is the most economical choice when it comes to pre-engineered steel buildings.

However, the structure may need a more customized facade for some applications.

And, if you need a more customized facade, it's completely doable.

In the article below, we will discuss five ideas you can use to create the look you want for your steel building project.

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Topics: metal building, customize

How Steel Buildings Save You Money Even After They're Constructed

Posted by CDMG Team on Aug 29, 2019 10:46:14 AM

In most cases, you will save money during construction if you construct a metal build rather than a traditional wooden building.

This is for several reasons, including the speed of construction, reduced labor costs, and not having to deal with uncontrollable circumstances, like the weather, because the majority of construction is done inside.

But, did you know you will continue to save money even after your building has been constructed?

It's true, your metal building will save you money for years to come, and we'll explain how in the article below.

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Topics: metal buildings, steel buildings, save money

Are Metal Buildings Actually Cheaper Than Wood Buildings?

Posted by CDMG Team on Aug 28, 2019 9:29:58 AM

There are many benefits of choosing a metal building over a traditional wood building, but is cost one of them?

Many people see the initial sticker price, and assume that a wood building is the most cost effective way to build.

If you just look at the upfront costs, maybe a wood building will be cheaper to build.

However, there are many more factors that come in to play over the lifetime of steel and wood buildings that make steel buildings much cheaper than wood.

If you're wondering how crane buildings are built, check out our recent blog post about that here

In the article below, we will examine several of those factors, and show you why a steel building is actually cheaper than a wood building.

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Topics: steel building, cost, metal building, wood building, cheaper

How Do Crane Buildings Work?

Posted by CDMG Team on Aug 23, 2019 9:49:34 AM

We tend to take for granted the great things that surround us every day.

From the supercomputer that fit in our pockets, to self-driving cars, we are spoiled with luxuries previous generations only dreamed of.

If you live in a big city, another thing you likely take for granted is skyscrapers.

These massive buildings were once things of science fiction, but now we don't even think twice about the monumentally-sized machine that shapes our world.

From the ground looking up, it might be hard to imagine how the crane accomplishes what it does without tipping over smashing into something.

How are these cranes constructed? How do they lift concrete, steel beams, and various other building materials from the ground to hundreds of stories above the earth?

There's a lot that goes into it, including some unbelievable physics and machinery.

In the article below, we will examine exactly how crane buildings work, and how they build the world around us.

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Topics: metal building, tower crane, crane building

Do Metal Buildings Sweat? 5 Tips To Prevent Condensation

Posted by CDMG Team on Jun 25, 2019 9:33:22 AM

Eliminating Condensation Problems in Metal Buildings

While rot and termites don't pose a threat to metal buildings, metal buildings can still suffer damage from excessive moisture.

Damp insulation is less effective at regulating temperatures in a metal building and may promote mildew growth, making the buildings interior smell musty and potentially contribute to allergy or asthma problems.

Wet insulation that's in contact with metal surfaces can cause corrosion, even on surface-treated metals.

The panels and fasteners may begin to rust, leading to premature failure of these materials.

So why do metal buildings sweat?

How can we prevent or stop our metal buildings from sweating?

In the article below, we examine those questions.

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Topics: metal buildings, sweat, condensation

How Are Metal Buildings Insulated?

Posted by CDMG Team on Jun 19, 2019 2:17:40 PM

 

With metal buildings, insulation does two main things.

It stabilizes the structure's interior temperature, and prevents moisture from entering or collecting via condensation.

It is critical to insulate your metal building, because metal is a much better heat conductor than wood.

If you don't insulate your metal building, it won't be able to retain heat in the winter, and the summer months will be unbearably hot.

When the temperatures vary a lot from inside to outside, condensation forms.

That moisture will allow unhealthy mildew and mold to grow, and that will be particularly harmful to people with allergies.

WIthout proper building maintenance practices, the moisture will also cause rust and erosion, the last thing you want in your metal building.

In traditional timber buildings, insulation is installed between the stud.

In metal buildings, insulation is typically installed over the framing to provide continuous coverage.

That prevents any transfer of energy and/or moisture between the framing and the exterior roof and wall panels.

There are several different types of insulation used for metal buildings.

The costs and benefits will vary between them, so it's important to do your research before deciding what the best option is for your metal building.

In the article below we will discuss the different types of insulation available and how they work.

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Topics: insulation, insulating a metal building, metal buildings

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