Not Just A Box
In the late 1940's there was a growing demand for low-cost and easily portable shelter, combined with the rapid rise in construction labour costs, giving rise to the growth of the steel building systems industry. In the early days a “pre-engineered” building was characterized by galvanized sheet steel roof and wall panels, moderate spans, light framing or self-framing, and a look of functional utility. Not much thought was given to aesthetics because the market was largely industrial and agricultural.
By 1960, pre-painted sheet steel panels had been developed which gave the customer a choice of several attractive colours. Over the years architects have found ways of using the advantages of the variety of pre-painted sheet steel products, combined with other building materials like wood, concrete, stone and glass, to create attractive architectural buildings for many markets.
The emergence of computer technology has also had a direct impact on the growth of the steel building systems industry. Modern technology is utilized by the manufacturer to facilitate the design and fabrication where every building becomes unique.
Type #1: Quonset
- An economical solution for large bulk storage;
- Appropriate for storage of agricultural produce, machinery and equipment;
- Maintenance free;
- Easy to install; and
- The system is a good choice for the D.I.Y. (do it yourself) market.
Type #2: Rigid Frame
- Provides limitless design features;
- Appropriate for small retail outlets that require intricate architectural details and large industrial facilities with integrated cranes; and
- Clear spans up to 300'.
Type #3: Self-Framing
- Designed from an engineered panel requires no structure steel
- Limitless Design Combinations
- 300' Clear Span Capability
- Quick and Easy Construction
- Maintenance-Free Interior and Exterior