Posted: March 3rd, 2012 | Author: The Builder | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Advantages, Building, Quonset | No Comments »
A metal structure is a building that utilizes metal beams, columns and steel sheets to construct buildings instead of the standard building materials of wood, concrete and bricks. Steel buildings are tough, resistant, reasonably priced and they are visually appealing. They are commonly used for warehouses, workshops, houses, storerooms, garages and offices. Perforated sheets are frequently used in steel structures as it decreases the expense and the weight of the construction. Perforated sheets are also simpler to bend and shape.
The predecessor of the modern metal structure was called a Quonset building. This type of building dates back to World War II and was used to overcome the housing problems for military personnel in the field. It included a foldable steel kit which could be easily put together as well as taken apart. The panels could be assembled by a few soldiers overnight. The building was 15 meters long by 6 meters wide. It provided shelter against snow, rainfall, and sun. It was easy to carry and solved many problems for the allies. The Quonset building caught the imagination of civilians and many people use them for a variety of purposes.
There are a lot of advantages to building a Quonset building. They are stronger than wood, brick and concrete structures and that’s why they can survive earthquakes, hurricanes, fires and other disasters. Due to the fact that they have pre-assembled units, they are easier to connect. Another advantage is the materials used in these buildings are environmentally. Metal buildings come in many different styles and patterns and are easily customized. At first glance, they cannot be distinguished from brickwork houses and wood homes. They are available in any color you want and have up to date siding. They also come with insulation, plumbing and roofs. Steel buildings require less assembly time and are more economical than brickwork and lumber houses. Because they are durable, property insurance is available at a low cost.
Metal is a good conductor of heat so steel structures are not as energy-efficient as other buildings. However they can be made energy-efficient with proper insulation. Steel buildings can be put together from a regular pattern or they can be taken from a blueprint. However, it is important to pay attention to building codes. Building codes are regulations that govern the design of buildings for safety purposes. These rules incorporate safety exits, fire fighting equipment, air distribution, bathrooms, plumbing and many other things. These rules are usually enforced by the engineers or the architects. There are harsh penalties for not adhering to building codes.
Many suppliers are selling steel buildings on the internet. Quonset buildings are shipped and built on-site by the contractor. It is important to study the contract documents before you buy. These documents list the material used, the work involved, pricing information, delivery information and also provide information about repair support.
You are now ready to start looking for very own Quonset building. Whatever you will be using it for, you will be satisfied with all the advantages that come with it!
Posted: February 24th, 2012 | Author: The Builder | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: buildings, Quonset, steel | No Comments »
Buildings that use steel components like beams, columns, and steel sheets to build structures instead of using traditional building materials like wood, concrete, bricks are known as steel buildings. These buildings are tough, resilient, economical and have aesthetic appeal. They are generally used to build warehouses, workshops, modern houses, storage sheds, garages, offices etc. Perforated sheets are often used in steel buildings as it reduces the cost and weight of the structure. Perforated sheets are also easier to bend and work into shapes.
The precursor of the modern metal building was a Quonset hut. This hut was developed during World War II to overcome housing crisis for soldiers on the field. It consisted of a foldable steel kit which could be easily assembled and disassembled. The sheets could be assembled by just a few soldiers overnight. The hut was 15 m long and 6 m wide. It provided protection against snow, rain, and sunlight. It was easy to carry and solved many logistic problems for the allies. The Quonset huts caught the imagination of civilians and are still used today to house vehicles, animals, as a storage shed or workshop, home businesses etc.
There are many advantages of metal clad buildings. They are stronger than wood, masonry, concrete structures hence they can withstand disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, fires etc. Since they have prefabricated units they are simpler to join and the materials are recyclable.
Metal buildings come in various designs and patterns and are fully customizable. Steel buildings can withstand rigors of variable weather and superficially they cannot be distinguished from masonry houses or lumber houses. They are available in any color, with designer sidings, insulation, plumbing, roofs, etc. Steel buildings require very less assembly time and are much more economical than masonry and lumber houses. As they are durable even the property insurance is low on steel buildings.
Steel buildings can be ordered to a standard pattern or a customized pattern. However due care must be given for building codes. Building codes are rules that govern design of buildings and structures for safety purposes. They include safety exits, fire fighting equipment, strength, factor of safety, air circulation, washrooms, plumbing etc. They are usually taken care by the engineers or the architects. There are severe penalties for not adhering to building codes. Some people concerned about deforestation or allergic to chemical treated wood prefer steel buildings. Steel is a good conductor of heat hence steel buildings are generally not as energy efficient as other buildings. However they can be made energy efficient by proper insulation.
A lot of companies are selling these buildings on the internet. Most buildings are delivered and assembled on site by the installing company. It is prudent to read the contract documents carefully before purchasing. Contract documents detail the material, work involved, erection, maintenance support, time schedule, pricing information, delivery etc.
This type of buildings are known for their efficiency and functionality. There are improvements available like windows, skylights, wiring, insulation, interior partitions, cement foundations for permanent installation etc. Steel buildings are generally installed on farms, estates, orchards etc. and can be used as storage facilities, showrooms, garages, boathouses, workshops, barns, temporary housings and permanent housings.