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

Best Foundation for My Metal Building

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 25, 2019 10:03:03 AM

Best-suited Foundation for your Pre-Engineered Steel Building

A high-quality foundation is crucial for any building.

The foundation receives very little attention compared to a building’s architecture, interior design, and facade, but without a firm foundation, these elements wouldn’t exist.

A well-designed foundation will secure a building’s longevity and functionality. Flooding, leaks, tilting walls, and shifting floors are all detrimental issues that originate from foundation issues.

No matter how beautifully designed a structure is, if it is secured to a failing foundation it won’t last long.

To protect your building from rapid deterioration, owners must consider the soil quality, building load, wind uplift, and frost lines.

It is particularly important that metal buildings are secured to a strong foundation because of their risk of wind uplift.

The type of foundation used for a metal building will influence the rest of the building design and construction, so it is vital for owners to research and plan the foundation well ahead of time.

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Topics: Steel building construction, Steel Building FAQ

Components of Metal Buildings

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 24, 2019 11:08:11 AM

Structural Pieces Within a Steel Building Kit

Anytime we are introduced to something new there is a learning curve. There are new words to learn, new concepts to understand, and new ideas to master.

This holds true for constructing pre-engineered metal buildings.

To help you get familiar with the various components of metal buildings, or to help you out if you’ve hit a wall during construction, we have compiled an informative list of metal building components and their purposes

Whether you have constructed buildings for years or are tackling your first DIY building project, Steel Building Construction uses unique terms to identify building pieces and parts.

Use this guide to metal building components to prepare for your upcoming design consultation, better understand your ongoing construction project, or simply familiarize yourself with the terminology involved in metal building construction.

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Topics: Steel building construction, Steel Building Process, Steel Building FAQ

Complete List of Steel Building FAQ

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 22, 2019 4:09:10 PM

Frequently Asked Questions about Steel Buildings

Are you looking at having a Pre-Fabricated Steel Building Constructed?

Whether a metal building is your go-to choice or just one of your many options, chances are that you have a lot of questions.

How long does it take to erect a steel building?

Are they cheaper than traditional building?

Can you expand steel buildings?

We answer these questions and more below in our complete list of Steel Building FAQ.

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Topics: Steel Building Process, Steel Building FAQ