Have you ever looked for a Northern Indiana Metal Building Contractor in the Michiana region?
If so, odds are you know all the applications of these pre-engineered steel structures.
There are steel buildings for agricultural farms, industrial garages, large churches, multi-unit living complexes, warehouses, and much more.
The fact is, due to the open landscape of Northern Indiana strong winds from the west and lake effect snow from the Great Lakes present a challenge to traditional commercial buildings owners.
Metal Building versus Traditional Commercial Structures
Lower Insurance Payments
First, there are the higher insurance replacement costs.
Due to a commercial steel buildings exponential lower cost versus traditional buildings, small business owner can typically expect to pay at least 20% less on full replacement premiums.
Resistance To Fire
Another reason, to choose a pre-engineered steel building is due to a natural safety feature — the fire resistance of steel.
According to one metal building kit manufacturer, …
steel building are non-combustible, [where as] … wood framing simply acts as handy fuel for the fire, but steel framing does not feed a fire.
Research conducted by the National Fire Protection Association, and released in November of 2015 indicates “there were 1,298,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,275 civilian deaths, 15,775 civilian injuries, and $11.6 billion in property damage.
As you can see from this chart over 84.2% of the largest losses where related to commercial structures.
Leveling Of Concrete
On the surface traditional commercial builders seem to have an advantage in being able to build on a foundation of oddly shaped properties.
However, you need to remember we are talking about Northern Indiana, climate, soil composition, and other external factor play into the hands of a commercial metal building contractor.
Why you ask?
Because, as Leanna Ferguson puts it —
Having a structure on a site that is not level can sometimes hurt the structures integrity and cause run offs in the wrong places.”
And any pre-engineered steel building erector worth a grain of salt knows you do not build unless the surface is .001 level.
If you were to ask a traditional commercial builder, “what is the worst thing that can happen once you start a new project” the top three answers would be:
- Someone is badly injured on the job.
- The project runs out of funding.
- The client wants to add-on something new.
If you ask the same question to a commercial steel building contractor there reply would be …
- Someone is badly injured on the job.
That is it.
Since pre-engineered building are kits that need assembled there are no surprise.
You follow the directions and everything fastens together securely.
And, if you want to add-on … “please do” would be the response.
A few days ago, in relation to the topic of versatility a steel building manufacturer wrote:
Complementary structural components can easily be accommodated during construction while new installations can be introduced any time should there be any changes in loading requirements or building use.
There are several other benefits.
The Build Design and Construction University website highlights many other reasons why pre-engineered building are optimal for Northern Indiana businesses and farmers.
However, there is one advantage that cannot be credited to the building themselves.
The fact of the matter is that some metal building kit manufacturers cut corner. Others do not.
Kemp Construction is a Northern Indiana metal building contractor who exclusively erect Nucor Building Systems.
For nearly 30 years, they have not been “a” leader in the design and manufacturing of custom-engineered steel structures.
Instead, they have — in my opinion been “the” leader.
Adding to our competitive advantage is that Nucor Building Systems has a custom metal commercial building facility in our backyard… Waterloo Indiana.
Heck, as an ISO14001:2004 certified manufacturer, they even offer plant tours so you can witness for yourself their dedication to the environment and water reduction.
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Final Thoughts Of A Northern Indiana Metal Building Contractor
By now, I hope you can see why custom steel metal buildings are a wise business decision.
And, if you are looking for a commercial contract in Northern Indiana — I like wise hope you have gotten a sense of why Kemp Construction should be one of the first companies you call for guidance.
If you have any differences of opinion, a suggest, idea, or comment — we always welcome them.
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