Glass Storefront Doors For Your Commercial Nucor Building Systems Project

The Global preassembled glass door system is completely assembled including glass, all hardware components and subframe (framed opening). Global doors are designed with top quality components and are assembled in our factory-controlled environment. You always get the right door for the right job, ready for immediate, and easy installation.

  • Savings in time, labor, and money
  • Installation time in less than 30 minutes
  • Pre-installed glass in every unit
  • Provides the customer with greater control
    over the installation schedule
  • Full range of options and accessories

The Global Difference

Global Building Products is committed to excellence in the products and services we offer. Each door and
frame component has been carefully selected and designed to meet our high standards of quality.

  • Door sizes: Single (3070) and Double (6070)
  • Bronze Anodized, Clear Anodized, and White Painted finishes
  • Tempered Glass: Single or Insulated
  • Frame can be prepped for several wall conditions:
    • Metal wall application using a flanged header and a 16 gauge, galvanealed steel subframe (framed opening) sized to match girt depth
    • Masonry, block, or poured wall application using existing opening anchors (EOA)
    • Wood frame wall application
  • Push/Pull Hardware (standard)
  • Grade 1 Door Closer
  • Deadbolt with inside thumbturn and outside
    cylinder lock
  • Packaged in heavy-duty wood crating for
    protection during shipping & handling
  • All hardware included for complete installation

Available Options

Global understands the importance of offering options and choices to builders in an ever changing and demanding market.

  • Special Door Sizes
  • Sidelite Options:12″, 18″, and 24″
  • Exit Devices
  • 10″ Bottom Rail
  • Tinted Glass
  • Double Key Locking Cylinder
  • Butt Hinges in lieu of Standard Pivot Hinges
9 Reasons Nucor CFR Roof System Is The Best For Northern Indiana Metal Buildings

9 Reasons Nucor CFR Roof System Is The Best For Northern Indiana Metal Buildings

If you are looking for metal building solutions for your church, business, or agricultural project odds are your have heard of Nucor Building Systems.

If you have not, allow me to introduce it to you.

nucor building systems

Nucor Building Systems is owned by Nucor Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company that produces steel and steel products, and is well known for its ability to manufacture high quality products at very competitive prices.

These stellar attributes apply equally to Nucor Building Systems (NBS).

As a complete building systems manufacturing company, NBS is one of the most flexible and diverse manufacturers in operation today.

nucor building systems metal roof contractor

The Nucor CFR Roof System is a functional roof specifically designed for low slopes.

Kemp Construction is a perennial award-winning installer of Nucor Building systems, in part because of the optimized flexibility of this metal building product.

The Nucor CFR Roof System has been extensively tested to ensure the highest level of performance for weather tightness, as well as, structural integrity.

Nucor CFR roofing system seams examples

The panels have been tested and approved by Factory Mutual and Underwriters Laboratories for wind uplift as well as hail and fire resistance.

Here’s Roofing Contractor’s Magazine explanations of what Factory Mutual (FM) Approvals mean, in layman terms.

InRoofing Contractor Explains Wind- Uplift Test for Nucor CFR System to Kemp Contruction Audience in Northern Indiana

In addition, Underwriter’s Laboratory explains four things they are looking for when testing a building product like the Nucor CFR System.

Nucor CFR Systems UL Hail and Fire Resistance Test Explained to Kemp Contruction Clients in Northern Indiana

As great as all this information is, I still have not given the answer I poses in the title of this blog post:

9 Reasons Nucor CFR Roof System Is The Best.

Well here goes:

Reason #1: The Raised Seam

See, the Nucor CFR System is a raised seam metal roof.

What this means is that the roof is designed to “float” to accomodate thermal expansion and contraction.

Nucor CFR System Sliding Clip - Kemp Construction - Nappanee Indiana 46550
The Nucor CFR Clip is a patented clip designed to provide a high degree of flexibility while maintaining excellent lateral purlin support. To learn more, call (574) 773-4994

This is accomplished with concealed sliding clips which allow for up to 3″ of expansion and contraction.


Reason #2: Hand-Operated Crimping Tool.

The panel sidelap of the Nucor CFR System has factory applied mastic and can be completely erected without the use of electric seaming machines.

Nucor CFR System - Vise Lock - Northern Indiana Metal Building Contractor - Kemp ContructionEvery specialized building contractor has special tool needs.

Just like an electrician needs crimping tools for joining wires,  a metal building contractor typically needs electric seaming machines.

However, Nucor Building Systems offers a hand-operated crimpingtool for seaming, as well as, seaming machine to achieve the Nucor Vise Lock installation option.

In other words, as a builder, Kemp Construction gets to chose which application is most appropriate.

Nucor Roll Lock™, Nucor Vice Lock™, and Nucor Vise Lock 360™ have all been tested to ensure maximum results.

Take a look at the Nucor CFR System Performance Datasheet found here.

Reason #3: Non-Handed System

Nucor CFR System is designed to allow the installer [hopefully you select Kemp Construction], to erect the metal roofing system in either direction.

This provides flexibility to choose the most efficient starting points on the roof.

This save you both time and money.

Additionally, in most cases the roof is installer has the option to either install either the roof or the wall system first.

Crimping Nucor CFR System
Click to watch video of where crimping is required.

Reason #4: Flexible Seaming Options

I lightly mentioned this earlier.

The roof can be completely installed without the use of electric seaming machines. An electric machine is available for use after roof installation when required due to high uplift conditions or specified criteria.

However, the seamer does not have to be run as the panels are installed.

In all cases the roof is installed and hand crimped leaving the electric seaming to be accomplished safely and efficiently as one of the last steps of construction.

Reason # 5 : Wide Range of Insulation Options

According to the Nucor Building System website,

Nucor CFR Insulation Options

The Nucor CFR Roof System is designed to work with a variety of insulation types including fiberglass batts, basic rigid board, and liner decking rigid board.

This offers the builder and owner flexibility when choosing the best system to meet the functional needs of the building.

Nucor CFR roofing system insulated panels

It is recommended that some type of insulation be used with all CFR metal roof systems to prevent wind flutter or damage due to the effects of condensation.

Reason #6: Fasteners Outside The Building

At the eave and rigid locations, fasteners are uniquely placed outside the building envelop, greatly reducing the chance for water penetration into the roof system.

Reason #7: Patented Panel Splice Detail

Panel splices have been designed with a patented system to occur away from the purlin or joist so that normal tolerance found in construction will not hinder installation of the Nucor CFR System.

The continuous end-lap design provides continuity, as well as, reduced handling of panels during installation.

Nucor CFR roofing system weather tight

Reason #8: Factor Dimpled and Notched

Nucor CFR Roof System panels are factory dimpled and notched to aid the installer in providing your metal building project with a weather tight fit.

Dimples indicate fastener placement at the end lap and aid against fastener “walking”.

Nucor CFR roofing system seams

Reason #9: Solid Seam Design

The metal roofing system seam profile is intentionally “stout” to provide flexibility in the field, as well as, a positive lock by the electric seamer, when the seamer is required.

This all but eliminates the possibility of the seamer malfunctioning and damaging the seam as can occur with older “Pittsburgh-style” seams.


Hopefully, I have helped you see why I believe Nucor CFR Roof System is the best.

That said, there are four other Nucor Metal Building System options.

Metal roof options Nucor

Please use the comment section below to tell us which roof system you like best, and why.



Elkhart County Metal Building Contractor Wins Again

Elkhart County Metal Building Contractor Wins Again

The only thing more common then the Patriots going to the Super Bowl again is Elkhart County metal building contractor Kemp Construction winning a top sales / top performance builder award from NUCOR Building Systems.

The first time Kemp Construction won the award was in 2009, the year Tom Brady had 5 touchdowns in a single quarter.

Elkhart County Metal Building Contractor Wins Again Elkhart County Metal Building Contractor Wins Again

Then, after a brief dry spell, Rod Kemp and his team at Kemp Construction got on a roll.

In 2014, the Elkhart County Metal Building Contractor won an award for its construction of the Industrial Door building.

Elkhart County Metal Building Contractor Wins Again

Kemp Construction followed that up by winning to awards in 2015. (1) for outstanding sales and (2) for another photo selection of Nucor Building Systems project in Elkhart County.Elkhart County Metal Building Contractor Wins Again

Elkhart County Metal Building Contractor Wins Again


Now, the Elkhart County Metal Building Contractor Wins Again of the project completed in 2016 for Dented Deals, a discount grocery store.

Elkhart County Metal Building Contractor Wins Again

In addition to winning awards, Kemp Construction


The Best Metal Building Contractor in Michiana – Guaranteed!

The Best Metal Building Contractor in Michiana – Guaranteed!

Are you looking for a Metal Building Contractor in Michiana and the surrounding area?

If so, Kemp Construction is a must have name on your short list of potential steel building contractor partners.

Best Metal Building Contractor in Michiana

Kemp Construction is considered one of the best metal building contractors in Michiana for several reasons:

We understand that hiring a pre-fab building contractor is a serious decision.

And, we recognized you only want to work with a trusted company that has a proven track record of success.

When you choose to work with Kemp Construction you will gain peace of mind in our company’s track record.

You’ll be able to rest assured knowing that the best metal building contractor in Michiana is on the job.

We are proud of our local Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan presence.

Kemp Construction is ready and available to meet with you at your site and provide you with an estimate for any or all of the following metal building construction services:

  • Concrete Work
  • Building Erection
  • Turnkey Services

But, that’s not all.

Best Commercial Construction Company in south Bend Indiana

The Best Metal Building Brand Too!

See, at Kemp Construction we couple to best metal building service, knowledge, and expertise with the industry leading products lines of Nucor Building Systems.

Nucor Building Systems provides a complete product line of pre-engineered metal buildings with long bay specialties; a management and workforce team with countless years of building systems experience.
Nucor building Systems itself is listed as an active board memeber of the Metal Building Manufacturer’s Association, and via our exclusive relationship with Nucor Building Systems as an authorized dealer and metal building contractor we are listed as board members of the Metal Building Contractors and Erector Association.


Our team of metal building experts would love to arrange a meeting with you to discuss and listen to your building site needs.

Call Now! (574) 773-4994

P.S. –

If you need a high profile commercial electrician, we recommend Kemp Electric; [full disclosure – we are related].

Also, if you are looking for Michiana’s best residential building contractor – contact Unlimited Construction.


Engineer Record: What is it? Do you need one?

Engineer Record: What is it? Do you need one?

Let’s say you completed a job for a government agency. As most bids, you are paid after the work is done. What if you put in the paperwork to get paid, but your request was denied? The work of an Engineer Record may be a confusing one, which is why this blog post will explain what one is and if you need one or not.

What is an Engineer Record?

Well, he has a big job to ensure that all components of the job are done correctly. Unless he is actually hired to do the engineering, that is not his main focus. His main focus is making sure everything is up to code and running smoothly—so to speak. You can equate the Engineer Record to getting a second opinion on something. He runs through everything to ensure safety, quality, and much more.

Do you need one for your project?

Not every answer to a question like this is simple. If you have a very simple project that doesn’t have a lot of special trades, then you will be okay without hiring an EOR. However, the more complicated the project, the more an EOR (engineer record) will come in handy. A complex project is when an EOR can really come in handy.

How to hire an EOR?

The hiring can be the tricky part of getting an Engineer Record on board. The only person that should hire the EOR is the GC himself. This helps ensure that there are no communication barriers. He/she knows they hired the EOR, so everything can run smoothly from start to finish. The job of the EOR is to ensure that every component of the project is up to code and done right. Of course, everything should be running smoothly inside the building as well.

Check references like it are going out of style.

Save yourself the heartache and headache by making sure you check references on the person you are hiring as the Engineer Record. Make sure the EOR that is hired is in good standing with the profession, has high ratings, and comes with great references. This may take some time, but it is well worth it in the end.

With all of this in mind, perhaps the next project you run can be a pleasant one. The hardest part will be deciding if your project is elaborate enough to hire an EOR.

6 Reasons Choosing a Prefab Metal Building is Best

6 Reasons Choosing a Prefab Metal Building is Best

Making decisions is tough especially when you don’t know why something is better than another.

Metal buildings come in many different choices, but nothing quite compares to a Prefab metal building.

Here are 6 reasons a Prefab metal building is best for you!

6 Reasons Choosing a Prefab Metal Building is Best

#1 They Save You Time

Let’s face it; time is of the essence in this day and age.

When it comes to manufacturing a building quickly, Prefab metal buildings are delivered quickly to your site.

Not only is the building manufactured and delivered quickly, but Prefabricated steel buildings are all pre-cut, drilled, and welded at the factory to save you time in setting up.

Kemp Construction - Save money with Nucor Prefab Metal Building - 6 Reasons Choosing a Prefab Metal Building is Best

#2 Prefab Metal Buildings Save You Money

The prefabricated steel is an inorganic material that doesn’t change shape based on humidity or weather changes like wood does.

This means you don’t spend as much money in repairs and can put more money into the business itself.

Of course, Prefab buildings save you money in other areas as well:

  • The construction saves money because the building is done in one-third less time than other construction jobs.
  • All framing is already done in the factory, therefore, you don’t spend money on buying the product you don’t use.
  • Insurance companies offer you discounts for durable buildings that are less likely to deteriorate.
  • You save on energy costs because buildings provide a controlled climate.

6 Reasons Choosing a Prefab Metal Building is Best

#3 Metal Buildings Are Less Hassle

A Prefab metal building is maintenance free and saves you hassles in the future as well as in the present.

You get a 25 to 30-year guarantee that painted steel panels will look just as good as they do when you buy them.

You have less hassle for repairs, set up, fire, mold, or any other senseless hassle you would have with an ordinary wood building.

6 Reasons Choosing a Prefab Metal Building is Best

#4 Prefab Metal Buildings Allow for Expansion

When you first start out, you may not know just how big your company is going to get.

Construction costs can be atrocious when expanding a building, but with Prefab metal buildings, it’s cost effective and easy.

You simply order more framing to attach to either end of your building.

So, as your business expands, so can your building.

6 Reasons Choosing a Prefab Metal Building is Best

#5 You Get Quality

Though you may want a cost-effective building, quality is always something to look for.

Prefab metal buildings are not only durable enough to weather through any climate, but they are less likely to be destroyed by fire, storm, or animals.

When it comes to getting what you pay for, Prefab metal buildings offer you the quality you can’t resist.

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#6 Work With Top Building Contractors

This is especially true if you select a Nucor Building System.

They are committed to only working with the best prefab metal building engineers.

This is one of the main reasons Kemp Construction works exclusively with them.


When it comes to a business mindset, Prefab metal buildings are cost-effective, timely, and offer you more than a typical wood building.

If you want a building that lasts and the convenience of less hassle, the Prefab metal building is the best option!

Want to discuss a project? Here ideas or comments? Please let us know.

5 Reasons to Select a Nucor Building System

5 Reasons to Select a Nucor Building System

Nucor building systems have been the leader in design and manufacture for metal building for 25+ years!

They are dedicated to providing quality building to customers.

You don’t have to take their word for it though; instead decide for yourself with these 5 reasons to select a Nucor building system for your business!

Nucor Building Systems Design Flexibility NBS - 5 Reasons to Select a Nucor Building System

#1 The Design is Flexible

Whether you need a renovation or a whole new system, Nucor building systems custom design your building to fit your specifications and building codes.

However, you can, also, choose from a number of framing systems from our NBS product manual which include:

  • Primary Framing
  • Endwall Framing
  • Secondary Framing
  • Bracing Systems
  • Standard Mezzanines
  • Standard Crane Systems
  • Existing Buidling Tie-In
  • Future Expansions
  • Tilt-up/ Pre-cast Wall
  • Non-Load Bearing Masonry
  • Structural Parapet
  • Auxillary Rafter
  • Lean-to-Rafter
  • Spandrel Beam

Nucor Building Systems Metal Roofing Options - 5 Reasons to Select a Nucor Building System

#2 Long Lasting Roof Design

Who wants to repair their roof year after year?

Nucor Building Systems is the leader in technology and performance and offers you only the best roofing systems.

With years of weathertight, worry free performance, you can be confident in knowing your roof will weather the storm for years to come.

Our metal roof system is raised and designed to float accommodating thermal expansion and contraction.

This means no matter what your roof endures, there is room for it to spread and expand without failing when put to the test.

5 Reasons to Select a Nucor Building System

#3 Picture Perfect Wall Panel Designs

Not only do you want your building to hold up against anything, but you want it to be attractive and appealing to your customers as well.

Nucor Building Systems offers you quality and multiple wall panel options for an appealing finish to your building.

You can find multiple colors, gauges, and styles to meet your company need along with cutting edge technology and energy efficiency.

Nucor Building Systems Eco-Friendly Design - 5 Reasons to Select a Nucor Building System

#4 Eco Friendly Designs

Not only do we take pride in offering the best technology money has to buy, but we take pride in preserving the world around us.

NBS Prismatic Skylights harness the sun and offer you a huge energy savings and improved work performance.

These skylights offer 100% light spread throughout the building without glare, spots, or UV damage.

By diffusing the suns natural rays into the prismatic skylights, is reflected into sun beams and spread throughout the entire building.

This cuts down energy costs while providing an eco-friendly way of keeping your building well lit.

Nucor Building Systems Mezzanines and Flooring Designs - 5 Reasons to Select a Nucor Building System

#5 Top of the Line Floor Systems

Nucor Building Systems offers you more than a basic floor design.

In fact, their Ecospan floor systems are designed to be economical, innovative, and easy to install.

With maximum joist spacing, vertical space, and an open web configuration you have the flexibility of HVAC and electrical systems that you just can’t beat.

If you want the flexibility of a building design you love with eco-friendly options and top of the line technology, Nucor Building Systems is here for you!

What are you waiting for?

Need A Metal Building Quote from a contractor

Get in touch with Kemp Construction to start your award-winning Nucor Building System project, today!

9 Things To Know About Commercial Metal Buildings

9 Things To Know About Commercial Metal Buildings

It should comes as no surprise that pre-engineered commercial metal building make great industrial structures of both large and small businesses.

These prefabricated structures can be built to provide a tool manufacturer with housing for its factories, accounting firms with offices, or even warehouse and showroom combo for an RV distributor.

The point is, among the many reasons to hire a metal building contractor for your commercial project, one of the best reasons to choose metal buildings over wood or brick is the flexibility to customize the commercial structure for whatever purpose you need.

Startup companies face unique challenges and typically need options that are flexible and can adapt to a company that will inevitably change as well. Here are just a few reasons commercial steel buildings are perfect for startups.

1 & 2) Privacy & Ownership

Often times with commercial space, newer companies rent office space from other owners because they don’t have the funds right away to build their own facilities. As a business grows, they’ll hire more people and just generally need more space and privacy. Prefab steel buildings are a great option when weighed against leasing or renting for long periods of time.

3) Cost

Startup companies may or may not have to funds in the early stages to build their own offices, but when they eventually reach that stage it will still be important to ensure the costs are as reasonable as possible.

Particularly if a business only needs a small – but separate – space, steel buildings offer a great alternative to traditionally built structures.

Think of the cost as an investment into your company that will more than pay for itself. Renting a quality location can be expensive, unless it is a incubator / cooperative office set-up and it will never be customized to your particular standards or needs.

Conversely, building your own entire office space with traditional building methods can prove nearly impossible, not to mention the high amount of potential waste production and costs of waste removal.

4 & 5) Ease & Speed Of Construction

In addition to its cost effectiveness, prefab buildings are simple enough to put together that they can be constructed in a number of weeks instead of months.

This bodes well for startup companies who, depending on the market and niche, can progress very quickly and experience a boom in sales, production, staffing or other development.

Prefab steel buildings are perfect in accommodating that type of rapid movement, having the ability to be finished in a short span of time to house a growing company.

6) Environmentally Friendly

More than ever, startups are starting to be environmentally conscious regardless of industry.

As environmental issues with wasted resources and energy continue to come to the forefront, more startups are beginning to place greater importance on offices that use energy in smarter ways than before. With virtually waste-free construction, steel prefab buildings already have an advantage in this area.

7) Flexibility

Steel prefab gives you more flexibility in terms of where your offices, branches or headquarters are located.

Instead of renting, leasing or purchasing an existing structure that may not only be outside of your budget but also far outside your preferred location.

With prefab steel structures, long commutes or uprooting your business to a brand new city may be a thing of the past.

The interiors can be insulated and finished in a wide variety of ways and can easily transform into a space that is truly reflective of the company, branding and personal tastes.

Here are a few things to consider when deciding on a pre-fab metal building:

What is the main purpose of the commercial metal buildings you are considering?

  • Automotive Repair Buildings
  • Industrial Parks
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Multi-Level Buildings
  • Pharmaceutical Facilities
  • Recycling Centers
  • Stations and Terminals
  • Steel Crane Buildings

What are the dimensions of your prospective commercial steel structure?

Weight = End Wall

Length = Side Wall

Height = Eave

What type of shape would you like  you Commercial Metal Buildings to be?

Future Expansion

Roof Insulation

Wall Insulation

Will your own land / Will your lease?

Pro install / DIY




8) Cost of upkeep

9) Ergonomics

Two Ways Steel Buildings Turn Into Scrap Metal

Two Ways Steel Buildings Turn Into Scrap Metal


Why Steel Buildings Turn Into Scrap Metal

We have recently seen two instances in which components of pre-engineered steel building have been render to scrap metal.

One was legal, and the other due to lack of funds for a project, however, in Kemp Construction’s opinion, both were crimes.

Stealing metal building components for scrap metal cash

Back in February, a man in Fort Wayne, Indiana was arrested for stealing metal building doors worth $6000 for a project being completed for the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

Wisely, a site supervisor who was overseeing the renovation project at the zoo, alerted a scrap metal recycling company called MetalX of the theft as soon as the doors were discovered missing.

How to prevent thief at steel building job sites

PODS for preventing Steel Buildings Turn Into Scrap Metal

To help avoid such incidents from occurring metal building contractors can take the following preventative measures.

  1. Invest in a customize mobile work trailer to store tools.
  2. Rent a storage pod for short-term storage of metal building components.
  3. Hire onsite overnight security guards.
  4. Purchase a mobile storage shed.

Saddleback College - New Science Metal Building Construction

Lack of school funding turns steel buildings into metal scrap

In 2014, Saddleback College celebrated the ground opening of its future new Science Building learning center.

Saddleback College turns steel building into scrap metal cash

However, due to its inability to come up with an extra 13 million dollars in funding, the college newspaper called the Lariet has reports the other way steel buildings turn into scrap metal.

In an effort to not throw the contractor under the bus for underestimating the original cost of the pre-engineered metal building the presidnet of the college took responsibility for the funding short fall.

Contractor underestimates the cost of a project

Existing metal buildings and football team to benefit.

The Lariet reports …

Some of the build metal scrap some football equipment

How to prevent underestimating metal building projects.

If you have been reading Kemp Construction blog posts for some time now, you should know that we are an authorized Nucor Building Systems contractor.

As such we are not only excellent at assessing the cost of a project, we are support and double checked by Nucor Build Systems itself prior to issuing a quote.

While we would love to serve you, we only take on projects 90 miles from Nappanee, Indiana.

That said, if you want to avoid turning perfect good metal building components out of a scrap yards, we highly recommend you work with an experiences metal building who is supported but the manufacturer of the components that make up the structure.



Largest SkyWest Hangar – Nucor Building System Clear Span

Largest SkyWest Hangar – Nucor Building System Clear Span


SkyWest Airlines, which flies out of all major Idaho airports, will add an airplane maintenance facility at an existing Jackson Jet Center hangar at the Boise Airport and will decide by the end of the summer whether to add a larger facility in Boise.

The was the first line of the Idaho Business Review on June 16, 2014.

Kemp Construction - Boise Idaho Nucor CFR Standing Seam Roof

SkyWest, headquartered in St. George, Utah, is a leading air service provider, and partner to some of the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

With a fleet of 346 aircraft, and a team of more than 10,500 aviation professionals, SkyWest operates approximately 1,900 flights each day to nearly 200 destinations throughout North America.

In September of 2014, SkyWest announced its intention to build a new aircraft maintenance facility at the municipally-owned Boise Airport in Boise, Idaho.
The $20 million project, which qualified for a $1.3 million Tax Reimbursement Incentive from the state of Idaho, consists of 100,000 sq. ft. of hangar space with 35,000 sq. ft. of office space.

Big D Builders, an Authorized Nucor Builder, worked closely with the City of Boise and SkyWest to assess customer needs and design a solution that meets expectations.

Boise Airport - Nucor Building System Press ReleaseAccording to a press release issued by Sean Briggs, Boise Idaho Airport Marketing Manager, and published on the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce website:

When the project is fully staffed, the economic impact to the state of Idaho will include new total wages in excess of $5.4 million a year and new sales and income tax revenues for the state of approximately $350,000 a year. The projected average annual wage is $52,000, well above the average in Ada County.

With a required clear span of nearly 400′, Nucor’s TrussFrame open web rafter system was a perfect fit for the SkyWest project.

Production began in July of 2014 at Nucor Building Systems’ Utah division.

The hangar boasts a clear span width of 362′ 4″ – the largest span in the Pacific Northwest region in a pre-engineered metal building – and is 365′ in depth. Its TrussFrame rafters, fabricated by Vulcraft, are 15′ deep, allowing for integrated mechanical, electrical, and sprinkler systems, as well as unimpeded overhead clearance of 62′.

The solid web columns supporting the TrussFrame rafter system are an imposing 10′ in depth.

Nucor Building Systems worked with hangar door manufacturer Norco to integrate their product seamlessly with the Nucor building, and meet the needs of the customer.

Kemp Construction - Boise Idaho Nucor Reverse Classic Wall System - 3D hanger videoThe building’s exterior is finished with Nucor’s CFR™ standing seam roof panels, and Nucor Reverse Classic™ wall panels.

In all, 1100 tons of Nucor steel went into the fabrication and construction of the SkyWest Hangar at Boise Airport.

The entire building project took less than sixteen months from concept to completion.

SkyWest took delivery of the finished maintenance facility at its grand opening ceremony on August 24, 2015, a mere ten months after breaking ground at the Boise Airport.

Boise Mayor David Bieter said,

…In just 16 months, this project went from idea to ribbon cutting and I couldn’t be more proud of the partners who worked to pull it together. Bringing high paying jobs like those at this facility is one way we are working to make Boise the most livable city in the country.

Those in attendance at the opening included SkyWest’s Operations Manager, Mayor David Bieter of Boise, and Idaho Governor Butch Otter.

Marisa Snow, SkyWest Airport Director wrote on the Boise Airport website — “McAlvain Construction broke ground last October, completing the project in less than a year. The hangar is the largest pre-manufactured clear-span metal building in the Pacific Northwest.”

McAlvin touted the same on its website: “Earlier in 2014, SkyWest Airlines issued an RFQ to design/build contractors for its new Aircraft Maintenance Hangar to be constructed here in Boise, Idaho.” …

Similar to Kemp Construction’s approach, and for that matter every authorized Nucor Building System contractor — McAlvin goes on, … “During the proposal stage of this design/build project, a preliminary estimate was created based on a single sketch of a floor plan.  With a multiple array of projects in McAlvain’s past experience, we were able to successfully and confidently present a realistic budget with little more than a concept.  With the design phase at its end, we have proven this original budget was realistic and have been able to add scope and value engineering opportunities.”

The project has garnered some local media. The awesome custom Nucor Building System frame facility has been featured by Boise Weekly and discuss SkyScraper Forum.

SkyWest Media

“We’re excited to have a new, state-of-the-art facility in Boise to help us keep our fleet in top condition,” said Bill Dykes, SkyWest’s Vice President of Maintenance.

If you of a larger or small airport manager in and around the Michiana region, and you are looking for metal building contractor to something similar using the Nucor Building System, please let Kemp Construction know.