What Types Of Businesses Are Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Ideal For? Part 1
You could choose several types of buildings for your next construction project, so how do you know which to choose?
If you're a business looking to build a new structure, a pre-engineered metal building is a great place to start your search for the best building type.
Pre-engineered buildings are ideal for several types of businesses and industries, and in this two-part series, we will discuss several of them.
In part one of the series, we will discuss why pre-engineered steel buildings are ideal for distribution centers, storage warehouses, and cold storage facilities. In part two we'll discuss how pre-engineered metal buildings are ideal for houses of worship, sports facilities, and canopies.
The two main reasons people choose to build with pre-engineered building kits are because they are quick to construct and affordable.
But, there are many advantages to this style of metal building construction.
Continue reading to determine why a pre-engineered metal building are the best option for your next commercial construction project.
Table of Contents
- What Are Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings?
- Businesses PEMBs are Ideal For
- Learn More With STEVENS
What Are Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings?
First things first. Let's talk about what exactly a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) is.
A prefabricated metal building is built using a structural steel framing system that is engineered to fit your specific project's requirements.
Using this construction method, you can have a completely custom metal building shipped to your job site.
Every predetermined component of your structure is fabricated off-site in a factory.
Your components will be pre-cut, pre-punched, and pre-fabricated according to your design specifications.
Once the prefabrication process is done, your complete package will be delivered directly to your site, where it can be assembled on-site by a qualified construction company.
Pre-engineered steel structures use a structural steel framing system, a metal roofing system, and wall panels of varying materials.
You have various choices when it comes to your wall panels, everything from single skin sheeting with added insulation to insulated sandwich panels.
When complete, your structure will be air-tight, energy-efficient, have optimum temperature control, and above all, designed to suit your specific specifications.
What Businesses Are Pre-engineered metal buildings Ideal For?
A distribution center takes in manufactured products and redistributes those products to retail stores or directly to consumers. Businesses like Walmart, Dollar General, and Amazon all use distribution centers.
Pre-engineered metal buildings are ideal for distribution centers because they are cost-effective and quick to assemble.
These structures also allow for easy maneuvering, which is essential for a distribution center.
Steel provides unencumbered floor space, with clear spans up to 300' wide.
They also allow widths up to 480’ with minimal interior columns.
High ceilings are also ideal for distribution centers, and prefab distribution centers can reach 40 feet or more in height.
And, there is absolutely no limit when it comes to the length of a prefabricated steel building, and when you build with metal, you can have a huge door opening.
A metal structure is also less vulnerable to fire, which is extremely important for a distribution center.
Warehousing is the act of storing goods that will be sold or distributed later.
There are several advantages to use a pre-engineered storage building for your business.
Steel buildings can withstand the toughest environmental conditions, so you don't have to worry about mother nature taking down your warehouse and everything in it.
No matter what you're storing, whether it's warehousing inventory, automobiles, RVs, or heavy equipment, pre-engineered metal buildings can keep your products safe.
Every business has to worry about their bottom line, and pre-engineered buildings cost less than most new construction, making them more attractive to most businesses.
And, they use a standard, single-size nut and bolt, so they assemble quickly, and depending on your structure, they can often be erected within a day.
This means less time in construction and more time doing business.
And since steel is perhaps the most durable building material, you will spend less time and money maintaining your storage warehouse.
Cold Storage Facilities
A cold storage facility is intended for the cooling, freezing, and cold storage of perishable food products and other perishables.
Prefab metal buildings are ideal for cold storage facilities because they can be designed to create and maintain the exact environmental conditions required for the products stored in them.
Insulated steel panels provide superior thermal performance, ensure maximum energy efficiency, and reduce overall operating costs.
Pre-engineered metal buildings also make efficient use of space.
This type of building uses lightweight steel frames to provide expansive internal spans and heights.
They are also flexible and can be easily expanded or modified if needed without much trouble.
And like we've already mentioned, this type of construction is extremely durable and can easily withstand extreme weather.
They present little to no fire hazards and are not susceptible to rust, mold, mildew, or pest infestation.
Steel won't rot, warp, or crack, so you won't need to spend a fortune on repairs.
And with a cold storage facility, shutting down your facility for repairs or maintenance could be a recipe for disaster.
Since all your metal components are fabricated in a factory under strict quality control and the pieces fit together as designed, all you need to do is to bolt them in place.
And, if your business ever outgrows your current structure, you can design an expansion that fits your needs.
See how stevens can help with your preFab metal building
Commercial metal buildings are the cheapest, safest, most reliable, and most environmentally-friendly commercial building option available today for all types of companies.
Prefab metal buildings are the way to build the future, get ahead of the curve with STEVENS today.
Steel is durable, so it will last for generations, and it is environmentally friendly, so it won't harm our planet.
If you're ready to construct a new building for your business, and you would like to know how prefabricated steel buildings can benefit your business, contact our top metal builders at STEVENS.
With our years of experience, we can help you design your pre-engineered metal building that fits your needs. To get your metal building project started today, click on the button below.
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