Steel Buildings for Commercial Applications
Steel (metal) buildings are an excellent choice for commercial applications because they offer many benefits over other building materials. Steel buildings are used for commercial applications such as retail shopping centers, office space, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and more. The advantages of using steel buildings for Commercial applications are vast and their efficiency is unmatched. They are the perfect combination of technology and functionality for new construction.
They’re Easier to Build.
By utilizing pre-engineered technology at the factory, the material is cut and welded to spec, then packaged and labeled for easy on site assembly. This feature ensures a streamlined construction process, from start to finish. It’s one of the top reasons steel building systems are utilized for large and complex structures, the pre-engineered steel buildings of today have much more design flexibility than their predecessors. For the extreme complex designs, our hybrid steel structures are an excellent option. Scroll below to view some of our commercial Western Steel Building systems in action.
To start, steel is one of the strongest building materials out there. The pre-engineered metal building system includes framing members that are all fabricated out of steel. This includes the beams, columns, girders, trusses, and even walls. These elements are then attached with steel connectors. Steel buildings are designed to withstand high winds, heavy snow loads, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. They can even survive tornadoes, they are durable, long lasting structures that provide protection against extreme weather conditions. They’re also easy to maintain and repair, making them ideal for commercial use.
They’re Cost Effective.
Our Western steel building systems offer cost savings throughout the process, from design, fabrication and installation. Compared to conventional construction methods, they are more cost effective and faster to build since they use prefabricated components.
Work with a Team that is Experienced in Commercial Steel Building Projects.
At Western Steel Buildings, we will help you create a traditional or modern structure for your next commercial or retail metal building project. The metal building envelope has evolved, and Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) are changing the future of new construction. Major retailers like Ikea, Whole Foods, Amazon and more are choosing pre-engineered steel building systems clad with IMPs as their construction method of choice. This IMP building envelope coupled with the flexibility of our pre-engineered, or hybrid steel building systems have made this new construction solution the best choice for our clients. Design details such as dormers, parapet walls, and more are easily incorporated into our structures. Since the building is fabricated at the factory and cut to spec, these items are easily installed in the field. We spend time working out the details at the beginning of a project, to make sure you receive the highest quality building and a value that is unmatched.
Modern Commercial Building Spotlight – Gateway Center
When the late Ivan Broman of Broman Architects approached us regarding his plans for the Gateway Office Center in Heber City, he wasn’t sure if we would be able to replicate it with a pre-engineered metal building. We were up for the challenge, and truly feel that if Ivan could see it today, he would be proud. Symmetry is the foundation of Ivan’s designs, and they all sing with the harmony of a proportionate, flowing structure. For the Gateway office building, the dormer sits center and establishes a grand entrance. The exterior is a mix of insulated metal panels, wood and brick. The 60’x180’x30’ structure is complete with a standing seam roof system.
Traditional Commercial Building Spotlight – The Sandbar
The Sandbar in Salt Lake City, UT is anything but traditional, however in terms of pre-engineered structures it is a standard box design. When Cory and Steve had the idea to build Utah’s only year-around indoor/outdoor beach volleyball facility, they knew they needed a large building, and wanted to make the best of their budget. Western Steel Buildings provided just that, value-engineering the project to ensure they received the best, cost-effective steel building solution. Their 100’x210’x26’ structure includes a steel mezzanine for elevated viewing of the courts, insulated metal panels, and a parapet wall to add dimension and showcase their sign. We think it’s a perfect setup… bump, set, & spike!
Western Steel Building systems are easily designed for these applications and more:
- Commercial Warehouse
- Commercial Storefront
- Steel Retail Centers
- Storage Facilities
- Truck Repair Facilities
- Mini Storage
- Distribution Facilities