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

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

5 Must-Have Features for Your Airplane Hangar Design

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 25, 2019 10:57:45 AM

5 Features to Include in Your Airplane Hangar 

Whether you operate a crop duster, glider, helicopter, biplane or military aircraft, your airplane hangar can be much more than a storage space.

Some airplane owners transform their hangar into the ultimate hangout space for entertaining friends while admiring their aircraft.

Other pilots take advantage of working-from-hangar and incorporate a fully functional office space into their aircraft storage.

Others go all out and incorporate hangar and house designs into one and live full-time with their planes. 

As a pilot, you’ll want to make sure adequate space is set aside for the actual needs of your plane and aircraft maintenance, but the extra square footage doesn’t need to be wasted.

To keep your aircraft out of the elements and create a unique entertainment space on your property, consider incorporating these must-have design features to your hangar.

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Topics: steel building, pre-engineered metal building, hangar

Are Steel Buildings Helping the Recreational Industry Grow?

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 25, 2019 10:38:08 AM

How Metal Buildings Encourage Recreational Activity

What do commercial steel buildings and recreation have in common?

More than you think!

Both of these industries are expanding in the United States, and in many ways, they are benefiting from one another in their rising popularity.

Keep reading to learn how these sectors merge to encourage business growth and healthy habits.

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Topics: steel building, recreation

What Are The Benefits Of A Metal Building?

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 24, 2019 10:45:19 AM

The Advantages of Steel Building Construction

With the many benefits of steel buildings, traditional construction is becoming less and less popular.

Pre-fabricated and pre-engineered metal buildings have many advantages over other building materials.

With the ability to customize, the speed of construction, and the decreased maintenance and insurance costs, nothing else can compete with a metal building.

When you choose to build with steel, you save money, get a sturdy and secure structure, and have the most energy efficient and environmentally-friendly material to construct with.

Those are just a few of the benefits of metal buildings.

Let's discuss these benefits and more in detail. 

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Topics: metal buildings, steel building, benefits, advantages of metal buildings

How Steel Buildings Can Increase Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 24, 2019 9:45:51 AM

How Steel Buildings Can Increase Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry

When it comes to buildings that are involved in the oil and gas industry, many safety precautions that must be taken.

It is for good reason that this industry is considered one of the most dangerous in the world.

Unfortunately, deadly and fatal incidents are always lurking around the corner when you are dealing with flammable chemicals, massive equipment, and high-pressure processes. 

While the danger risks are incredibly high, that is just part of the industry. And the industry is here to stay.

According to EHS Today, the gas and oil industry went through significant and unexpected growth from 2003 to 2013, which increased the number of drilling rigs by 71%. 

EHS ranks the highest threats to oil rig workers as follows:

  • Worker culture
  • Human error
  • Negligence
  • Recklessness
  • Misuse of equipment
  • Miscommunication
  • Improper use of protective equipment 

But, these threats don’t mean that workers and members in the oil and gas industry must settle for unsafe work conditions.

Steel Buildings can help increase safety within the oil and gas industry.

How is this the case? Let’s discuss further.

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Topics: steel building, oil industry, gas industry

How Steel Prices Affect Your Metal Building Price

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 23, 2019 10:36:16 AM

5 Factors that Increase Steel Prices and Drive up Building Costs

Steel is a major commodity in the Global Economy, and the factors that influence steel prices are often complex.

Because the steel industry is part of the competitive free-market, prices remain relatively stable over time. However, price fluctuations do happen and can have a significant effect on the final cost of constructing a new metal building.

To help you understand why steel prices fluctuate and how they might affect the final cost of your new steel building, we’ve identified and explained the 5 major factors that increase the price of steel and how those factors can directly or indirectly drive up the cost of your Metal Building.

5 Factors that Influence The Price of Steel:

  1. Cost of Raw Materials
  2. Weather
  3. Oil Prices
  4. Supply & Demand
  5. New Tariffs
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Topics: steel building, cost, Metal Building Price

5 Ways Steel Building Structures Are Eco-friendly

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 23, 2019 10:34:48 AM

5 Reasons Steel Buildings Are Environmentally-Friendly Structures

Steel-framed buildings are gaining popularity in residential homes as well as industrial building projects.

This material comes with a lot of benefits and is incredibly environmentally-friendly.

If you are tossing around the idea of designing and erecting a steel structured building, you should do your homework on why this material is the right choice for your next project.

In this blog, we discuss five ways steel buildings are some of the most eco-friendly structures.

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Topics: steel building, eco-friendly buildings, environmentally-friendly structures

Wood Buildings vs Steel Buildings

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 23, 2019 9:57:36 AM

Advantages and Disadvantages of Wood Buildings versus Metal Buildings

Are you debating whether to build a steel building or wood building?

Before you decide on this question, you should weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each material in essential factors you want to be included in your building.

Below we compare how the two materials stack up against each other in a match of wood buildings versus metal buildings.

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Topics: steel building, advantages of metal buildings, Steel building construction, Wood buildings