Sep

04

Posted by : SJKSteel | On : September 4, 2013

SJK STEEL & CONSTRUCTION, LLC has over 50 plus years of combined steel building knowledge and know-how. From conception to design to sales to erection and closeout SJK Steel & Construction, LLC can play a vital role in the development of your organizations steel building needs.

With hands on field experience and strong product knowledge, SJK Steel & Construction, LLC has an uncanny knack of avoiding unforseen problems when it comes to building your pre-engineered steel building.  SJK Steel & Construction, LLC also prides itself on solving those problems that do arise during the construction process with little lost time and cost to the project owners.

For SJK Steel & Construction, LLC no steel building project is too small or too big. SJK Steel & Construction, LLC treats all of its clients with dignity and respect and takes the time out to really listen to the end-users needs and requirements which allows them to offer their clients the steel building that is most functional and economical to their organization.

Through years of building strong relationships SJK Steel & Construction, LLC has put together a strong team of designers and subcontractors to provide their clients with turn-key products.  This relationship building mentality has also produced years of long term repeat clients and has allowed SJK Steel & Construction, LLC to be their clients “go-to guys”, when it comes to building repairs, additions, alterations and modifications.

The team at SJK Steel & Construction, LLC does it’s best to maintain an open mind and think outside the box in order to provide their clients with the best possible steel building solutions.

Contact SJK Steel & Construction, LLC today for all of your pre-engineered steel building needs.

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Sep

03

Posted by : SJKSteel | On : September 3, 2013

Building With A Steel Building Can Save You Money Over Traditional Materials

How was the summer of 2013 for your business/organization? We hope you were able to accomplish all of your goals–particularly if you had planned to expand and build a new building. We understand how complex this type of endeavour can be. If you were successful, we congratulate you! If you still have plans to build, we wish you the best in the coming season. We hope that the fall of 2013 is a good time for you and that the information we provide here at SJK Steel & Construction, LLC will be instrumental in your moving forward to your goals. And so, once again we want to give you some information on the benefits of building with steel. We hope this option is the solution you’re looking for.

Indeed, you can save time and money by selecting a steel building for your next construction project. Consumers, owners, and investors alike have found that building with steel entails just a fraction of the time and money invested in a conventional building system.

The selection of a proper parcel of land is instrumental in beginning the cost savings process. The selection and preparation of the land can be done less expensively. Steel buildings can be adapted to suit land that may not allow for more traditional building methods and materials. The site preparation for a steel building can be minimal when compared to the expensive excavations sometimes required by conventional building processes. Sturdy I-Beam steel buildings do not have “set” sizes like some other forms of construction and can easily be adapted to any lot size requirements prior to shipping.

Building code restrictions may impede construction with other materials, but steel buildings in the 21st Century have evolved with state-of-the-art options such as simulated exteriors, parapets, and mansards to pass even the toughest regulations. Most steel building companies assist in two ways to help with the code situations. They employ building specialists who have experience with code situations nationwide and can suggest solutions. Similarly, engineering staffs are also employed to make sure the building is pre-fabricated and engineered to the exact coding requirements. In many instances a steel building will actually exceed code regulations.

Although some locations and uses for steel buildings do not require a foundation, it is strongly recommended that a foundation be utilized with any steel building. Weather and building design requirements have a big impact on the necessity of a foundation. Concrete slab estimates will range from anywhere between $4 and $8 per square foot for materials and professional labor and materials in the United States. This can save on maintenance costs and structural problems down the road when compared with other construction styles that do not utilize a foundation.

The construction of wood, brick, and masonry buildings incurs high labor costs when compared to steel building construction. Steel buildings simply bolt together as compared to other construction methods which are basically custom fitted and expensive. The new technologies in metallurgy make steel an even stronger building material of choice. Steel structures are virtually maintenance free and the inherent strength and durability of steel allows companies to offer 30, 40, and even 50-year warranties on their structures. Given that land and foundation costs for a traditional building are similar, a steel building is going to save you money over this type of construction. Materials and labor savings can add up to a 50% saving and the price per square foot for a steel building can be a fraction of a conventional structure.

Contact SJK Steel & Construction, LLC today for all of your steel building needs.

Phone: (732) 270-1702

Fax: (732) 349-4543

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Aug

28

Posted by : SJKSteel | On : August 28, 2013

What is the maintenance needed for a steel building?

Steel buildings are very low maintenance, which is one of their advantages. After installing it, you have very little upkeep. You could describe a prefab steel building as virtually “Maintenance Free”.

Unlike buildings that are wood framed, a steel building is not affected by weathering. They will not have cracking or rotting, nor will you need to worry about insect attack. Moisture is not a concern with your steel building, and you can save the costs of insect treatments (such as termites).

When your maintenance is low, your operating costs are low, which is also an attractive feature. Being vigilant about the quality & condition of your doors, flooring and windows is strongly recommended. The majority of the maintenance involved is maintaining the accessories, support structures, and foundation.The only real maintenance you need to schedule for the steel itself is a quick and easy cleaning from time to time.

Steel roofing is also advantageous. You won’t have to replace shingles or plywood decking frequently. Because of this, steel roofing is gaining in popularity and can be found on many different types of buildings.

Contact SJK Steel & Construction, LLC  Today For All Of Your Steel Building Needs

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F: (732) 349-4542

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Aug

19

Posted by : SJKSteel | On : August 19, 2013

METAL ROOF SYSTEMS -REPAIR IT BEFORE YOU HAVE TO REPLACE IT

 

Today’s Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings are being designed more and more to withstand the elements.  Modern technology and advanced engineering are designing buildings taking the forces of the elements into consideration so that  your building can last for decades.  However, by no means are these designs perfect and in no way can the designers and engineers really design a building that can predict Mother Natures ever changing mood.

SJK Steel & Construction Services, with over 50 years of combined experience in the sales, installation and repairs of pre-engineered metal buildings understands this and knows what to look for with regards to keeping your building in shape for the harsh forces of Mother Nature.

We offer a complete pre-engineered metal building inspection packages in order to determine the faulty areas and offer a preventative analysis in order to help you and your building to withstand the elements.

SJK Steel & Construction Services also offers repair services to your metal roof system, wall panels, trim, roof/wall penetrations, gutters and downspouts as well as structural enhancemnets and insulation upgrades in R-Value.  Please feel free to give us a call today and let us take a look at your pre-engineered metal building today so we can repair it before you have to replace it.

We also offer structural enhancement services to your pre-engineered metal building if you are thinking of using Mother Nature to your advantage by going with Solar Panels on your existing building.  Not many people realize that most existing pre-engineered metal buildings were not designed to take into consideration the additional load capacity of adding solar panels to their roof system and therefore often require some sort of structural enhancement in order to accommodate the additional loads of the solar panels and solar racking systems.

If you are interested in solar and have discussed this as an option on your building with a reputable solar company they will tell you that some additional engineering and structural enhancements may need to be required prior to the application of solar to your metal roof systems.  We work closely with the solar installers and structural engineers to determine the best course of action at the most cost efficient option for the client.

We also offer an opportunity to turn your EPDM into a standing seam metal roof systems through the use of a NU-ROOF System.  This system can offer a wide variety of benefits for your torch down roof system as well as allow you the opportunity to protect mechanical units and take advantage of a possible solar application with out penetrating your existing roof and creating unforeseen problems .

Feel free to call SJK Steel & Construction Services today to discuss all of your metal roof systems repairs and  pre-engineered metal building need, whether it be a new building or repair and or modifications to your existing building we have the knowledge and know how to do it all.

Contact SJK Steel & Construction today for all of your metal roof systems needs

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Aug

15

Posted by : SJKSteel | On : August 15, 2013

The Case for an Engineer of Record for a Steel Building System

Steel building systems may not be popular with some structural engineers because this construction alternative competes with traditional engineering opportunities for “conventionally” designed and constructed facilities. Structural engineers who realize that the steel building system segment of the low-rise construction market offers an opportunity, not a threat, will ultimately benefit as steel building systems continue to build solid market share in every low-rise marketplace – from strip centers to car dealerships to office complexes and call centers.

It is not uncommon for a building owner to forego the services of an engineer of record (EOR) on a steel building project. However, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) encourages the involvement of an EOR in a project that involves a steel building system. This article provides information about the metal/steel building industry, identifies some problem areas, and discusses why the involvement of an EOR is a key component to a project’s success.

Figure 1 Anatomy of a Steel Building – Showing the primary framing, secondary framing, roof/wall cladding, and bracing.

What is a Metal/Steel Building System?

Many engineers (or design professionals) believe that a metal/steel building is selected from a catalog of standard designs, based on the required size of the building. Unfortunately, national ad campaigns by “brokers” of metal/steel building systems contribute to this misconception, and are not representative of the common industry practice that involves a transaction between a meta/steell building manufacturer and a builder.

Most metal/steel building manufacturers custom design a building after the order is placed, based on the applicable building code, loading conditions and serviceability requirements. Metal/steel buildings are governed by the same building codes and material standards as other forms of construction. MBMA member companies have registered professional engineers on staff who are highly skilled and apply sound engineering principles toward the optimal design of metal/steel building systems. In fact, MBMA members are required to be certified, as discussed later in this article, which includes a very thorough independent audit of their engineering design practices. Advanced computer methods are used to help facilitate this design customization and optimization. This is also why the industry is moving away from the outdated terminology, “pre-engineered metal buildings”, in lieu of the more accurate identification of “metal building systems.”

Metal/steel building systems have evolved over the years into assemblages of structural elements that work together as a very efficient structural system. The basic elements of the metal building system are: primary rigid frames, secondary members composed of wall girts and roof purlins, cladding, and bracing (Figure 1). Metal/steel building system design may seem trivial at first, but experience shows that the complex interaction of these elements into a stable system is a challenging engineering task. MBMA member companies have demonstrated this expertise and are on the leading edge of systems design.

Typical metal building framing, but with a clerestory.

Roles and Responsibilities – What is the EOR Role?

When a project calls for a metal/steel building system, design responsibilities are usually divided between the manufacturer and the design professional or EOR. Therefore, a clear understanding of their respective roles, as well as coordination and communication are crucial for success.

The manufacturer is responsible only for the structural design of the metal/steel building system it sells to the builder. The manufacturer is not the design professional or the EOR for the construction project. The manufacturer is not responsible for the design of any components or materials not sold by them. Nor are they responsible for the interface and connection of other components with the metal/steel building system, unless such design responsibility is specifically required by the order documents.

For longer spans, bar joists are used instead of cold-formed purlins.

It is the responsibility of the metal/steel building manufacturer to design a metal/steel building system to conform to the specifications, including the design criteria and design loads incorporated by the builder into the order documents. The manufacturer is not responsible for making an independent determination of any local codes or any other requirements not mandated within the order documents. When specified by the order documents, the manufacturer is responsible for supplying adequate evidence of compliance with the specifications, design criteria, design loads, and other specified information necessary for the EOR to incorporate the metal/steel building system into the construction project.

MBMA highly recommends that the end customer hire an EOR to be responsible for specifying the design criteria for the metal/steel building system. These design criteria, to be used by the builder and manufacturer, should include the geometric requirements, all applicable codes and/or design loads, site and construction conditions that affect design criteria, and serviceability criteria. As with any building, clear and accurate specifications ensure the builders/manufacturers bidding on the project understand and interpret the requirements in a similar and accurate manner. Just as importantly, a proper specification ensures the building performs satisfactorily and meets the owner’s requirements.

In the sale of most metal/steel building systems, there are at least two independent written agreements – the building order documents and the contract documents. The order documents are normally required to process the order for the metal building system, while the contract documents (including the drawings and specifications) define the material and work to be provided by the contractor for the total construction project. The manufacturer typically reviews the order documents, while the EOR often evaluates the contract documents to ensure the specifications and drawings have been properly interpreted.

The owner may retain an EOR to create the contract documents. The EOR may also review the shop drawings prepared by the contractor (or subcontractor or manufacturer).  In some cases, construction contracts require the contractor to provide delegated design engineering to a licensed professional. The engineering is based upon the manufacturer’s specific component properties and may be performed by the manufacturer or by an experienced independent structural engineer.

The metal/steel building system is just one element of the total construction project. For example, the metal building manufacturer rarely provides site preparation, mechanicalwork, electrical design, and certain building envelope components/accessories. Similarly, he or she is not responsible for the foundation’s design. The EOR is typically responsible for these important elements of the project as well as floor slabs, interior/exterior concrete masonry and/or tilt-up walls, and the connection of these walls to the metal/steel building framing. With regard to the foundation design, the manufacturer does prepare the anchor bolt plans showing the location, diameter, and projection of the bolts required to attach the metal/steel building system to the foundation.

Depending on the application and architectural treatments, a metal/steel building system can look no different than other construction.

Serviceability

An EOR can provide the owner with essential advice on the serviceability requirements for a project, especially with regard to the building’s functional performance requirements under service loads, including lateral drift, deflection, and vibration. This is a critical need in the project’s specification phase, as serviceability decisions address an owner’s needs and preferences that may not be spelled out in the building code.

Metal/steel building systems, clad in flexible metal siding and roofing, can tolerate sizeable amounts of movement. However, masonry, concrete and other more brittle wall materials are increasingly being incorporated into metal/steel building systems because of owner or architectural preferences. This is especially true for many retail and institutional applications.

Since drift limits are not covered in the building codes, it is important they are properly specified, depending on the flexibility of the wall materials. MBMA recommends using the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Design Guide No. 3, Serviceability Design Considerations for Low-Rise Buildings (recently revised and renamed, Serviceability Design Considerations for Steel Buildings).

While it is important to specify appropriate drift limits, giving consideration to the deflection tolerances of any brittle wall elements, it should also be understood that limits that are overly restrictive influence the cost of a building. An EOR is in a better position to evaluate the owner’s needs and recommend appropriate serviceability limits, such as given in the reference cited above, that do not lead to unnecessary building costs.

Inspection Services

One of the most common problems that can occur with metal/steel building systems is quality control during the erection process. Flange braces that are left out may not show up until a major snowstorm. The metal/steel building manufacturer is not responsible for inspection of a construction project unless this is incorporated into the order documents.  Typically, a manufacturer is limited because of logistical constraints as well as not having the expertise in inspection services. Furthermore, a manufacturer is not in the best position to inspect the work of the builder who is the manufacturer’s customer.

Ideally, an end customer should utilize the inspection services of the EOR for the project to provide this important function. The EOR can ensure that the project is constructed according to the manufacturer’s erection drawings.

A metal/steel building system with a steep roof and masonry wall cladding.

Certification of the Manufacturer

An EOR should also be aware of the rigorous certification program that is available to metal/steel building manufacturers through AISC. This can be an advantageous addition to the specification of a metal building system by requiring that the manufacturer be AISC-MB certified. Manufacturer certification should be included in the specification, because it ensures the building is being provided by a manufacturer that has demonstrated a high level of competency in all aspects of engineering design and fabrication.

In fact, the metal/steel building industry is the only industry that has a certification program incorporating design engineering. The program also examines policies and procedures at each of the manufacturer’s facilities, and verifies the application of those policies and procedures within randomly selected projects. Inspection and evaluation teams from an independent engineering auditing firm annually observe and evaluate the manufacturer in almost every aspect of professional design and manufacturing.

Therefore, an EOR working on a metal/steel building project with a certified manufacturer can have a higher level of confidence that they are working with a thoroughly qualified company. A current list of certified manufacturers is available on the AISC website (www.aisc.org).

Summary

Metal/steel building systems are widely used in all types of building applications. The owner does not always understand the need for an engineer of record and his/her role in a project. MBMA highly recommends that the end customer hire an EOR to be responsible for specifying the design criteria for the metal/steel building system, designing the building components not supplied by the metal/steel building manufacturer and their interface with the metal/steel building, and providing inspection services as needed or required by the building code.

MBMA is trying to be more proactive in working with the engineering community to educate EOR’s about the metal/steel building industry and to find ways to improve the coordination and understanding of the shared design responsibility in metal building projects. It is hoped that this article will help in this important effort.▪

More information is available in the newly updated Metal/Steel Building Systems Manual, as well as other publications on the MBMA website (www.mbma.com).

W. Lee Shoemaker is the Director of Research and Engineering for the Metal Building Manufacturers Association, Cleveland, OH. He serves on the ASCE 7 Committee, the AISC Steel Specification Committee and the AISI Cold-Formed Steel Specification Committee. He can be reached via e-mail at shoemaker@mbma.com.

 

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Aug

14

Posted by : SJKSteel | On : August 14, 2013

Reasons Why Steel Buildings Save You 50% Over Conventional Buildings.

 

More Accurately Designed

Metal and steel building templates are generated and manufactured using computer technology. Measurements, fittings and all components are designed and tooled with laser precision. This allows contractors to make highly accurate estimates and virtually eliminates the cost of buying excessive materials and other unexpected expenses in the building process.

 

Faster to Assemble

Pre-engineered steel building structures arrive at the construction site in ready-to-assemble pieces. Building can be done with a few as 4 people and some basic tools and machines to lift some of the framework, depending of course on the size of your steel building. With all the parts delivered to you that you need, they are relatively simple to assemble and provide enormous savings on labor costs.

Increased Safety

Designed to be structurally sound and very strong, pre-engineered steell buildings can withstand severe weather conditions. The risk from fire is also greatly reduced. In many instances, insurance companies offer discounts of around 40% to owners of steel buildings.

Highly Energy Efficient

Pre-engineered steel buildings, by design are highly efficient. Using the most up-to-date insulation and construction materials, metal and steell buildings are often the most energy efficient buildings on the market. Steel buildings are not affected by intense sunlight or extreme cold as wooden and mortar buildings can be, leading to long-term energy efficiency.

Improved Flexibility

Pre-engineered steel buildings are, by design, expandable and very flexible. If you start to outgrow your space, simply add another section. If you or your business moves to another location, simply disassemble the building and move it with you.

Steel building manufacturers also tend to be very flexible and accommodating to custom designed plans, offering the consumer much more freedom in the design and layout of their building, at a fraction of the cost of traditional structures. And, steel buldings require less maintenance than conventional structures.

Pre-engineered  steel buildings can be used as temporary housing, storage buildings, commercial structures, warehouse facilities, horse barns, church buildings, farm buildings, backyard sheds, aircraft hangers, municipal facilities, and more.

Contact SJK Steel & Construction Today for All of Your Steel Building Needs

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Aug

13

Posted by : SJKSteel | On : August 13, 2013

Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings-The Perfect Construction Solution

The growth and development of any industry depends on its infrastructure. With growth in the various industrial sectors, the demand for well constructed buildings has increased tremendously. Infrastructure development has lead to requirement of setting up industrial structures that are not only strong and durable, but can be set up within a short time span.

 

The traditional method of setting up an industrial sector is a thing of the past. The latest in line for setting up an industrial unit is a Pre-engineered  steel building. These steel buildings are most suitable alternatives to the age old conventional building structures. A pre engineered steel building basically refers to the method of manufacturing different components for a building, transferring them to the construction site and assembling the components to set up a building. These pre-engineered steel buildings are not only are cost effective but save valuable time which otherwise would have been spent in waiting for the building’s construction to finish.

The time and energy involved in the construction of a Pre-engineered steel building is much less than the conventional industrial structures.  These steel  buildings can be installed at the client’s site, within a limited period of time with less labor hours. As the construction of these building takes lesser time, Pre-engineered  steel buildings save a great amount of labor cost. Moreover, a Pre- engineered steel building can be easily uninstalled and set up again at a different site.  These buildings also provide a great amount of flexibility to the construction sector. Now, the modern industrialists are extremely in favor of this type of building structure as these can be easily constructed to solve their immediate construction needs.

Pre-engineered steel buildings are in no way less useful than their traditional counterparts. These buildings can also be segregated and partitioned easily as per specific requirements. Even the segregation process is quite simple and can be completed within a short duration. Durability is one of the most important features of these buildings. Factors like the flexibility of design, setting up cost and less time consumption have made pre-engineered steel buildings the most sought after option by almost all the industries.

Contact SJK Steel & Construction, LLC today for all of your steel building needs

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Aug

12

Posted by : SJKSteel | On : August 12, 2013

INSULATED PANELS FOR STEEL BUILDINGS SAVE TIME, SAVE MONEY

Product Benefits and Incentives Using IMPs for  your steel building projects yield many advantages, not only for the steel building owner,  but also for the steel building designer and steel building erector. Some of these advantages  include cost savings, energy savings, time savings and more.

  • IPS panels are  strong enough to allow for fewer structural supports, in many cases, than  single skin panels due to greater spanning and load bearing capabilities,  providing an economical and efficient building envelope.

  • IMPs allow for  faster steel building erection times and easy installation, resulting in reduced labor costs and  earlier business starts.
  • Steel Building metal roof and  wall systems require minimal maintenance and can lead to potential cost savings  over their lifetime, including energy costs, maintenance costs and more.
  • IMPs qualify as  Continuous Air Barriers (CABs).
  • Because of the  insulating capabilities of IMPs, less insulation space is needed to comply with  building energy efficiency codes compared to fiberglass systems. Steel buildings  using non-rigid insulation such as fiberglass can require up to four times the  amount of insulation space compared to insulated metal panels.
  • IMPs by IPS  are wind, water, fire, hail,  insect and rodent resistant, allowing you comfort that your steel building will be  safe from environmental mishaps.

 

  • Insulated roof  panels from IPS are coated with Cool Roof colors, providing potential energy  savings throughout the roof’s lifetime.
  • Our vast  selection of applied finishes allows the opportunity to construct a steel  building with an exterior resembling conventional construction. In some areas  these finishes may allow you to meet local building covenants while still  providing a cost effective product to comply with energy and other code  requirements.
  • IPS’s Rockwall  coating serves as an excellent alternative to masonry or tilt-wall construction  while providing construction savings. Such savings include quicker, easier and  cheaper installation.
  • IPS’ textured  finishes combined with our IMP offering typically perform better than Exterior  Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS). This product is also known as synthetic  stucco. EIFS are commonly applied to storefronts. IMPs allow for easier field  installation, have a better R-value per inch than expanded polystyrene, have an  incorporated air barrier and are a stronger structural system that is less  sensitive to deflection.
  • Mildew resistant  and dirt accumulation resistant technology within the textured finishes  provides for low maintenance. Moisture cannot penetrate the metal skins of the  panel or collect within the panel itself to affect structural integrity. If  moisture seeps behind the EIFS layers, it can become trapped leading to rot in  wood or other vulnerable materials.

Incentives for  Using IMPs*

  • Federal tax  credits are available for thermally efficient new construction meeting certain  requirements.

  • The commercial  building energy tax deduction may be available to the primary designer of state  and municipal buildings utilizing energy efficient designs. Consult your tax  specialist for more details.
  • Many state and  local financing and tax incentives exist for energy efficient construction.
  • Please consult with your personal tax advisor to determine if you qualify for these tax credits or incentives. This material does not constitute tax, legal or accounting advice and neither NCI Group, Inc., nor any of its agents, employees or registered representatives are in the business of offering such advice.

SJK Steel & Construction Services in partnership with Ceco Building Systems offers a wide variety of builidng options that can meet new Leed and eco-friendly standards.  Incorporating insulated panels into your pre-engineered  steel building system can offer you  a more energy efficient product, which will lead to lower utility bills which will save you and/or  your organization over the life span of your building.

Insulated panels can also be incorporated into traditional structural steel buildings as well as a variety of other building applications.  So call us today and let us know  how we can find the product that fits your  building needs.

 

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Aug

08

Posted by : SJKSteel | On : August 8, 2013

Choosing The Best Steel Building

Modern advancements have prompted improvements in modern construction as well, and steel is becoming a popular choice as construction material because of its versatility and durability. Steel buildings can be used for a variety of purposes, from being your home garage and tool shed to being the company’s new warehouse. But before you jump into building away, however, first know what sort of  steel building you want, what you will use it for and what style you would like. And to be assured that you will get quality construction materials and assembly, it is highly recommended that you enlist the assistance of professional contractors.

There are several models of steel building designs you can choose from depending on your needs. Most are subdivided between two main styles, the Quonset style steel buildings, an arched, prefabricated model that is durable, quick and easy to build, and the Straight wall style, which is the more traditional looking warehouse with flat walls and long columns for support and is thought to be more visually appealing but more expensive than the former. Nevertheless, both designs are able to withstand weather, wear and tear, so it all depends on your personal preference and of course, your budget.

Another thing your budget should consider is the contractor you’ll be hiring. There are many well reputed companies throughout USA that promise quality and sturdy steel buildings. American Building Company, part of the Nucor family of steel buildings and CECO Buildings Systems, both of which are building partners with SJK Steel & Construction, represent.  CECO is part of the NCI family of pre-engineered steel buildings and building components. Both CECO and ABC  building systems offer diversity, quality and a competitive product to the pre-engineered steel building market.  In partnership with SJK Steel & Construction, LLC we have the ability to offer our clients complete package steel building systems from design conception to installation.

When it comes to selecting the contractor who will erect your building, choose a company that has experience to back up their claims of good service. Their experience in the field will definitely be a plus for the overall quality of your steel building. Also, research on the companies you are considering to hire, either via the internet or from referrals of relatives and trusted friends. Submit drafts of your plannedsteel building, if you have them, to the companies also, and ask them for their prices so that you’ll have an idea on which service provider will save you money.

Here at SJK Steel & Construction, LLC,  we pride ourselves on service and our dedication toward taking our clients through the entire building process when it comes to the sale and erection of pre-engineered steel buildings.  We work closely with the owner, architects, engineers and the steel building manufacturer to ensure our clients get the steel building that works for their needs.  We can also offer, construction management services, design concepts, footing and foundation engineering and installation as well as a multitude of other services to assure your building experience to be a successful one.

Please feel free to contact us today with any questions we would be happy to offer you our expertise, knowledge and professionalism

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Aug

08

Posted by : SJKSteel | On : August 8, 2013

What Are The Advantages Of Using Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings Over Conventional Methods?

Pre-engineered steel buildings cost less than conventional buildings, are quick to install and are often operational within 60-90 days from delivery. Pre-engineered steel buildings are energy efficient and provide limitless design and customization features including clear span openings, cranes and mezzanines.

Can Metal Building Systems Be Used For Purposes Other Than Industrial Applications?

Yes. Primarily, pre-engineered steel buildings were used as commercial and industrial applications such as warehousing, manufacturing and storage facilities. Technology and changes in design capabilities in the last ten years have created opportunities within the steel building industry including schools, retail outlets, office buildings, fire halls, churches and mix-used facilities. Here are several industries who use steel buildings:

• Industrial

• Commercial

• Retail Development

• Recreational

• Churches

• Offices

• Airline

• Manufacturing

• Gas and Oil

• Forestry and Mining

• Emergency (Ambulance,Fire and Police Halls)

• Storage/Warehousing

• Transport

• Schools

• Agricultural

• and much more

Are Steel Frames Safe And Secure?

Yes. All steel frames are designed and engineered to meet the high demands of all building codes, custom designs and weather conditions. As opposed to wooden frames, steel frames do not lose their continuity of form from weather and other outside infuences, which allows your steel building to stay in great shape for many years.

Will My Steel Building Conform To Local Building Codes?

Pre-engineered steel buildings are designed and engineered to meet building codes in any part of Canada, USA or other countries. This also includes aspects such as wind load and snow load requirements. In Canada a certified builder has their buildings designed and stamped-approved by an engineer according to your local building codes under the National Building Code of Canada. This also applies to the USA and international countries according to the governing body who overseas national or regional building codes. Your steel building should also come with professionally engineered plans verifying that your structure will meet your local building loads and codes.

Do I Need Building Permits?

Yes. Building permits are required for any type of building. To get the permits required you will need to prove some of the following things depending on your local laws:

If the zoning is not already commercial, check and see if there are other similar steel buildings in the area. If there are, then you will have a greater chance of acquiring the permits you need. Zoning in suburban and city areas is based on appearance and size of the building most of the time. Expect that local zoning officials will generally restrict the outside appearance, overall size and shape of the building. Any odd shaped buildings will generally have a harder time to get permits.

The city and municipality where the building is being constructed will require proof that the steel buillding is structurally sound. The company that you are buying the building from will have to provide you with a certified, stamped engineered blueprint to prove the buildings integrity. There must be a signature from a licensed engineer who is licensed in the province where the building will be located. Specify the province that you are building in to your salesperson.

What Kind Of Foundation Is Required?

First, you should know that you do need some sort of foundation.

Your options are to build on piers or a perimeter foundation with or without a concrete slab. Normally a slab is poured at the same time as the perimeter foundation. Plans for some structures such as farm buildings only require piers. If piers are only used, then a base girt is used and the base angle is deleted. The base girt is larger and is made of thicker metal. This will inturn help support the sidewall sheathing without the use of a concrete foundation.

Perimeter foundations have an advantage by the way that the building is sealed. There is a closure strip that is inserted between the bottom of the wall panel and the base angle around the entire perimeter. The closure strip matches the corrugation of the panels that helps fit between the wall panel and base angle. The result is a seal that a base girt or having dirt pushed up against the building cannot achieve.

Reasons Why Steel Buildings Save You 50% Over Conventional Buildings.

More Accurately Designed

Metal and steel building templates are generated and manufactured using computer technology. Measurements, fittings and all components are designed and tooled with laser precision. This allows contractors to make highly accurate estimates and virtually eliminates the cost of buying excessive materials and other unexpected expenses in the building process.

Faster to Assemble

Pre-engineered steel building structures arrive at the construction site in ready-to-assemble pieces. Building can be done with a few as 4 people and some basic tools and machines to lift some of the framework depending of course on the project size. With all the parts delivered to you that you need, they are relatively simple to assemble and provide enormous savings on labor costs.

Increased Safety

Designed to be structurally sound and very strong, pre-engineered steel buildings can withstand severe weather conditions. The risk from fire is also greatly reduced. In many instances, insurance companies offer discounts of around 40% to owners of steel buildings.

Highly Energy Efficient

Pre-engineered  steel buildings, by design are highly efficient. Using the most up-to-date insulation and construction materials, metal and steel buildings are often the most energy efficient buildings on the market. Steel buildings are not affected by intense sunlight or extreme cold as wooden and mortar buildings can be, leading to long-term energy efficiency.

Pre-engineered steel buildings are, by design, expandable and very flexible. If you start to outgrow your space, simply add another section. If you or your business moves to another location, these buildings can be  disassembled and move it with you.

Steel building manufacturers also tend to be very flexible and accommodating to custom designed plans, offering the consumer much more freedom in the design and layout of their building, at a fraction of the cost of traditional structures. And, steel buldings require less maintenance than conventional structures.

Pre-engineered steel buildings can be used as temporary housing, storage buildings, commercial structures, warehouse facilities, horse barns, church buildings, farm buildings, backyard sheds, aircraft hangers, municipal facilities, and more.

Contact SJK Steel & Construction, LLC today to discuss allof your pre-engineered steel building needs.

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