Why Steel

Steel remains one of the most popular building materials on the planet, and for good reason.

what is a steel building?

Made of standardized components engineered to meet specific criteria and building codes, our building kits consist of a steel framework of beams and columns that are connected using welded or bolted connections.

  • Bay Spacing: The intervals between rigid frames
  • Sidewall: Exterior wall perpendicular to steel building frames
  • Rigid Frame: Structural frame with moment connections
  • Wall Girt: Horizontal member supporting paneling
  • Eave Height: Vertical dimensions from floor to eave
  • End Wall: Exterior wall parallel to interior rigid frame

common building types

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Ag Equipment

steel hay storage building

Hay Storage

steel building seed processing

Seed Processing

steel building residential workshop toy garage

garage/workshop

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commercial offices

steel building truck auto shop

truck/auto shop

steel building manufacturing industrial plant

Manufacturing

steel building arena

arena

Why steel?

1. EASY ASSEMBLY

Standardized, precision-cut components come with detailed install instructions and clear labels to streamline construction. Whether you DIY or hire a crew, a pre-engineered building kit will save you time and labor costs.

pre-engineered steel building interior

2. Maximum space

Easily expandable, pre-engineered steel buildings can meet almost any size requirement, from 30x40 to 300x400 or more, all without the need for interior pillars, giving you the maximum usable indoor space. Ideal for ag equipment storage, toy garages, commercial offices, manufacturing, and more.

3. durability and longevity

Steel is extremely durable, resistant to heat/corrosion, and boasts an incredibly long lifespan. It's engineered to withstand anything nature can throw at it, from wind, snow, and seismic activity. When you build with steel, you're building for the next generation, all while requiring minimal maintenance.

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Customization is easy with our experienced team. Share your vision for your structure and we can provide support throughout the entire design process from foundations to finishings.

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