Why Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Are Ideal For The Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by CDMG Team on Jul 14, 2021 10:54:30 AM

Are you looking for a new structure for the oil and gas industry?

Oil and gas structures need to be efficient, economical, durable, and eco-friendly.

There's no other building material that can better meet this industry's criteria than a pre-engineered steel building system. 

Steel oil and gas buildings are rugged and easily erected and will deliver the strength, security, and safety features that the industry demands.

Industries and businesses that use prefab metal buildings in the oil and gas industry will have an economical, sustainable and safer alternative to traditional wood construction.

Steel buildings are the building choice of the future and have fast become the leading choice among oil and gas project managers.

In the article below, we will go over a few reasons why steel buildings are gaining popularity in the oil and gas industry.

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Pre-engineered Steel Buildings Are Efficient

The energy industry moves fast, so getting your operations up and running as fast as possible is essential.

Any delay in the construction process can be costly.

Pre-engineered steel structures are designed quickly, fabricated efficiently in a factory setting, and shipped directly to the job site for speedy erection.

Steel also has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any construction material.

That means that when you use steel framing, you can do more with less.

Fewer pieces mean faster construction. And that means you can move into your new building quicker and start making money.

Steel buildings have a quick-and-easy bolt-together assembly that reduces construction time and overall costs.

On average, steel buildings save 33% or more on construction time.

Even better, because of how easy it is to assemble steel structures, many energy companies can have their own crews erect the structure.

And no other building system delivers the flexibility of metal buildings either.

Steel framing can span farther, reach higher, and stretch longer than traditional building methods.

With steel structures, you can have widths of 10’ to 200’ or more of unobstructed space with a clear span design, and up to 480’ wide possible with minimal interior columns.

You can have heights of 8’ to 40’ easily and even greater heights possible on custom jobs.

And the length of your building has practically no limit.

Extreme climates can present challenges for oil and gas buildings.

Steel structures meet or exceed all local building codes for adverse weather conditions like wind, snow, salt-air, and earthquakes. 

They also provide additional resistance to fire, lightning, rust, mold, and termites.

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Steel Buildings Are Fully Customizable and Cost-Effective

Pre-engineered metal buildings are also very flexible and versatile.

Any steel structure can be designed to meet the unique needs of your company.

Since metal buildings don't need support columns or load-bearing walls, you can design clear-span spaces for maximum storage and easy equipment maintenance.

Oil and gas metal buildings can also grow and expand with your company or they can be easily disassembled and relocated with ease if necessary.

Steel buildings are also more cost-effective and offer significant cost savings over traditional construction.

Pre-engineered steel buildings have a low initial investment and they also allow for faster construction so your construction costs are lower.

They also won't rust or rot, and they are resistant to termites so you won't need to worry about a lot of routine maintenance or expensive repairs and renovations.


Prefab Steel Buildings Are Durable

Oil and gas employees typically have to deal with extreme temperatures and extreme working conditions.

They also face unique demands in terms of storing heavy, expensive equipment.

Steel buildings offer uncompromised strength and durability, that no other building material can offer.

Metal energy industry buildings are ideal for:

  • Compressor stations
  • Alternative energy buildings
  • Storing maintenance equipment
  • Power plants
  • Oilfield service use
  • Bio-diesel plants


Metal Buildings Are Eco-Friendly

Prefabricated metal buildings are environmentally friendly and energy-efficient.

They will help you save money on your utility bills and help save natural resources in several ways:

  • Steel is the most recycled material in the world and can be used repeatedly without a loss of quality.
  • Steel buildings will last decades longer than traditional structures, reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Steel structures can slash energy bills, sometimes up to 50%.
  • High-grade insulation can drastically reduce the outside noise of energy operations.
  • Metal building foundations usually require less concrete than other building methods.

Build Your Metal Building With CDMG

CDMG has one of the most experienced teams in the pre-engineered metal industry.

They are prepared to tackle the unique challenges facing the oil and gas industry, including upstream, midstream, and transmission companies.

As one of the most demanding and rapidly evolving markets we serve, oil and gas clients find our team’s expertise uniquely valuable.

CDMG is capable of engineering and overseeing the construction of the most specialized equipment and systems employed in the oil and gas sector.

The quality results we deliver are proven to drive our clients’ growth, both in the short term and well into the future.

If you'd like to see how CDMG can help with your oil and gas metal building, click the button below.

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