Understanding Building Codes, Loads, & Occupancy Ratings for Metal Buildings

  We talked in a previous blog about how codes and standards have been developed for cold-formed steel as a building material, but there are also some specific engineering and design guidelines that go along with the construction of a metal structure itself. In fact, these sorts of guidelines don’t just apply to metal buildings; all buildings must meet certain building codes, load requirements, and human occupancy ratings, depending on…

Metal Carports with Enclosed Storage: A Winning Combination!

  A sturdy metal carport is really the perfect open-air shelter for covering your ride. Today’s custom steel carports can be designed and engineered to accommodate practically any size or type of vehicle, from your personal car to your RV, camper, boat, tractor & attachments, and more! But even so, perhaps a standard carport won’t cover all of your needs. Maybe you need something with some built-in, fully-enclosed storage as…

Storage Building Demand, Growth, & Trends in the U.S.A.

  By nearly any measure, the self-storage market in the United States is BIG BUSINESS. came out with its 2020-2025 self-storage market trends report a few months back, and the results are pretty telling. The U.S. currently holds a 90% share of all self-storage inventory, making it the undisputed, largest self-storage market in the world. This includes several large brands and companies like Public Storage, U-Haul, ExtraSpace Storage, and…

Why Cold-Formed Steel Is Quite Possibly the Perfect Building Material

  As far as many residential and commercial building projects go, wood is still the gold standard of building material, right? Wrong! Cold-formed steel is stronger and more durable, while also being more flexible. When you get right down it, there’s really a lot to like about cold-formed steel for numerous framing, roof, and wall paneling applications. Codes & standards development for cold-formed steel Cold-formed steel usage as a building…

Give Your Custom Metal Building a Lift

While metal garages continue to grow in popularity across America, perhaps you need more than just a place to be able to park your vehicles. Maybe you also need some dedicated space for working on vehicles, too. Having a garage with lift space is a nice bonus for homeowners, and it’s an absolute necessity for commercial auto repair shops. Whether the custom steel building you need is intended for personal…

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