warehouse buildings are what many people associate with the terms pre-engineered
steel buildings or
What many don't know is that these buildings are now being
engineered to have very unconventional looks. To the extreme, one Canadian
pre-eng builder actually built a replica of the Titanic - complete with
'ice-berg' - for a theme park in the United States. The structure of this
'building' was engineered and supplied by an engineered steel building
The expression 'engineered building system' is the term preferred today by
many of the pre-eng steel manufacturers. It better describes the
companies' function. These companies take your building information - i.e.
length, width, height, shape, loadings required by local or national
building codes, special loading conditions etc. and engineer a steel
building package that best suits your specific needs.
This information is passed on to the fabrication plant and the components
are then manufactured to order as required. By 'optimizing' the design,
excess weight is removed thus ensuring a very economical finished product.
And by using superior raw materials, you are assured of a high quality,
metal building kit.
A pre-eng steel building package could include all of the materials to
provide the closed-in envelope of your building or may only include the
framing components ready for your exterior and interior finishes.
Preengineered steel buildings are today used for a huge array of purposes
They are well suited to one and two storey buildings, but can be designed
to handle more levels. And if large clear open areas or high clear heights
are required, pre-engineered steel buildings are your best answer. A short
list of uses may include:
Big Box Stores
Multi Site Corporations for uniformity of design
Commercial strip malls
Indoor sports fields
This list can go on and on, but I think you get the picture -
pre-engineered steel buildings are extremely versatile.
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