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Major Growth in 2015 Construction Industry 

According to Dodge Data & Analytics, a leader in construction industry analysis, U.S. construction starts will rise 9% to $612 billion in 2015. Financing for construction projects is becoming more available, indicating that the lending standards at banks is easing up.


How to Verify a Building Contractor is Licensed, Bonded, and Insured

Having a contractor with the right credentials can be the difference between a happy experience and a nightmare. Making sure a company meets the basic requirements to do business in your area is an essential step in the decision process.

Before choosing a builder, ask for documentation proving they are Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. Make sure it is all current and complete.

Let’s define what these things mean.


Brief History of Steel Buildings

A “Metal Building System” is an industry term for buildings whose main components (walls, roof,framing, and bracing) are all made of metal. They are specially engineered to worktogether as a structural whole. It is important to note that when we say “metal buildings” we speak of the structural parts, not their exterior finish. The outsides of metal buildings (walls and roofs), may be composed of any combination of other materials, including stucco, wood paneling, masonry, shingles, etc.


Metal Buildings Overview

The metal building industry sells more than 40,000 buildings annually. One half of those are over 20,000 square feet each. Metal buildings are usually preferred for warehouses, distribution centers, office spaces, industrial, agricultural, indoor sports, and larger retail stores.


Basic Advantages of Metal Buildings

When it comes to choosing the materials for a building, there are many factors to consider. Here are some of the benefits of metal buildings over other types:

Faster to build – Since they are created in factories and shipped to the assembly site, metal building go together in a fraction of the time required for other structures. Also, bad weather has far less effects on metal construction, as the majority of the work is done indoors, prior to assembly.

Quality Control – As the components of a metal building are created inside a factory, the quality level can be much higher. Each piece is checked prior to shipping, thus the overall quality of the building is generally superior to buildings made of other materials.


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