Advantages of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings
Are you sick of driving past manufacturing facility construction and wondering what could possibly be taking so long? Traditional construction is on the way out—here’s what you need to know to save time and money with pre-engineered steel buildings:
Advantages of Pre-Engineered Steel for Manufacturing Facility Construction
Manufacturing thrives on efficiency, making pre-engineered steel buildings a perfect option for manufacturers. Below are the top benefits of installation:
- Quick construction
- Factory-friendly, high ceilings
- Lower utility costs
- Protection from mother nature, severe weather, and wear and tear
- Long length for production lines
- Low maintenance
- Low insurance costs
Traditional Construction Problems
Traditional construction doesn’t begin until workers are onsite and assembling materials. Builders construct foundations, walls, and roofs from the ground up. Construction operates using holes in the ground, with concrete or wooden piers. Projects are often long, inefficient, and expensive.
Traditional construction is on the way out, partly because of costs. Companies go over budget with traditional construction due to various building parts, labor time and shortages, and other unknown variables with third-party partners.
Weather is a big factor that reduces construction time. Compared to prefabrication, traditional construction is an entirely outside operation. Especially in Colorado, which experiences every season to an extreme, weather shutdowns commonly hinder projects. Vandalism or onsite accidents are other external factors that prolong traditional construction time.
Prefabricated construction and the technology available today make exact calculations for structures ready-to-go upon delivery and installation. Design adaptability is a big problem for traditional construction. Since all work is done from the ground up onsite, businesses can go over budget when changes arise. Not to mention construction tweaks entail time delay.
The safety of workers is also a substantial risk with traditional construction. In pre-engineered designs, every aspect of the process is planned with 3D technology. Building from the ground up has unknown variables that can result in injuries, especially if crews work in harsh conditions.
Traditional construction projects are hot spots for excess material waste, as well as debris, throughout the process. Prefabricated construction offsite significantly reduces carbon footprints.
Why Pre-Engineered Manufacturing Facility Construction Is More Cost-Effective
More pre-engineered steel buildings for manufacturing facilities have been built, delivered, and installed in the last decade than any other type—and for a cheaper cost. Here’s why:
- Steel requires less maintenance, reducing upkeep charges
- Steel safety lowers insurances requirements and costs
- Steel framing needs less concrete for its foundation, lower construction costs
- Bolt-together assembly and factory framing can reduce total construction costs by a third
- Thick wall insulation cuts energy expenses in half
Additional Benefits of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings
Pre-engineered steel buildings are designed to meet and exceed all local property codes for project sites, often offering lifetime warranties on the structure. Check out all the benefits of installing PEMBs:
Sick of waiting months for construction completion? Good news. Pre-engineered builds can deliver the necessary components and structure just weeks after drawing approval. Framing components or structures are delivered to the exact specifications for a swift installation. Property owners and facility managers save a fortune on construction windows that disrupt or halt business operations by installing pre-engineered steel buildings.
Because all the components are provided through one supplier, facility managers don’t have to mix and match accessories throughout the construction process. Pre-engineered steel buildings are a simplified, efficient operation.
Suppliers manufacture pre-engineered steel buildings with the highest quality of cladding. Less maintenance is needed with long-lasting and durable materials.
Experiencing growth in your business? If you have outgrown the company facility, expansions with pre-engineered steel buildings are an excellent option. Avoid new company builds by installing restructures or rebuilds with a professional contractor.
The leading strength-to-weight ratio available on the market is steel framing. Perfect for prefabricated material, steel still is relatively light compared to other components. The compressed weight requires fewer assembly pieces, saving your business money.
Pre-engineered steel buildings include a feature called clearspan construction. No support columns or beams are necessary that generally take up production space. Steel structures are available in various sizes, even past 300 feet, all factory-friendly for overhead cranes and mezzanine floors.
Safe and Environmentally Friendly
Installing steel manufacturing facilities won’t just protect your materials and production from severe weather and other external factors; your employees’ well-being is assured in these reinforced spaces.
Since steel is the most recycled material in the world, choosing pre-engineered steel buildings is the top green decision for your company. Corporate accountability, good public standing, and reduced construction costs are all benefits of installing an eco-friendly structure for your company’s facilities.
Commercial Services for Industrial Metal Buildings
Calahan Construction’s new commercial services help business and property owners choose the right process for their company. Our technology for pre-engineered designs takes stress off your plate, and we only work within your schedule.
Calahan has over eight decades of experience in the Colorado area, and we are experts in different types of construction to meet your company’s needs. Here are a couple of our new commercial construction services:
Tilt-up construction is based around existing sites, bolstering exterior walls. Our pre-build consultation process determines if tilt-up building is the best option for your project. This construction reduces timelines, material waste, and labor costs.
Pre-engineered steel buildings are a big appeal for manufacturing facility construction in the Denver area due to reduced costs and project times. Our customizable builds offer excellent flexibility to find the perfect outcome for your project.
Choose Calahan Construction for Your Manufacturing Facility Construction
At Calahan Construction, we give the attention your project deserves and deliver large-scale results. We know what it takes to protect your project, while showcasing efficiency to continue your business operations running on schedule. Contact us today for the best pre-engineered steel buildings in Colorado.