Pre-Engineered Metal Building Systems
At Western Steel, our pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs) are highly versatile and customizable, accommodating various layouts and sizes to meet specific needs.
Our design and fabrication process allows for efficient and cost-effective construction, reducing overall project timelines and expenses. Pre-engineered metal buildings offer long-term value and low maintenance requirements, ensuring a lasting investment for our clients.
Areas We Serve
Our fully-integrated team of Structural Engineers, Detailers, Account Managers, and Estimators provides our clients with optimal resources for timely and cost-effective steel building solutions. This streamlined organizational structure enables us to respond quickly and complete projects within tight timeframes, ensuring timely and cost-effective results that meet even the most critical project needs.
Why Choose Western Steel?
At Western Steel, we create practical and aesthetic steel buildings that blend form and function. Our Engineering Division employs advanced BIM modeling software to analyze and design our diverse range of steel building solutions. We proudly showcase the capabilities of our pre-engineered, conventional, hybrid, and concrete tilt-up steel buildings, emphasizing design flexibility, sustainable materials, and optimal performance.
Unleashing the Steel Buildings of the Future
Technology is revolutionizing architecture, enabling architects to design and construct buildings in unprecedented ways. We are pushing boundaries and allowing for new aesthetic experiences. Our team utilizes innovative technology to disrupt traditional construction methods like concrete tilt or brick and mortar, achieving greater design flexibility than previously thought possible.
Western's pre-construction services include researching building codes and regulations, determining load requirements, and identifying potential risks. Western's Engineering team ensures steel components fabricated for the project meet design and safety standards for the construction site.In addition, we consider the project costs and timeline creating a detailed budget for materials and other related expenses.
Material Procurement & Logistics
Guaranteed on-time delivery, superior customer service, extensive design options and excellent supply chain management have made Western Steel the smart choice for low to mid-rise, new construction projects. With multiple factory affiliates throughout North America and a proven logistics team specializing in motor and ocean freight, we are your source for steel buildings in North America and beyond.
Pre-Eng & Hybrid Steel
Ideal for low-rise, large & complex steel building projects.
Ideal for mid-rise, large & complex steel building projects.
Pre-Eng & Hybrid Solutions 14 to 18 weeks Until Delivery
Pre-engineered metal buildings (known as PEMBs and also referred to as Steel Buildings) are building systems with components pre-fabricated at the factory that are designed to be assembled quickly and efficiently at the construction site. These buildings consist of steel components engineered to fit together precisely as a building system since each component is pre-cut and pre-drilled at the factory to exact specifications, ensuring a streamlined construction process.Western Steel offers a full range of building solutions for low to mid-rise, new construction projects. Our solutions include pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs), conventional or structural steel systems, and hybrid buildings. Our extensive structural engineering expertise on various commercial and industrial projects allows us to create structural solutions efficiently, economically, and flexibly. We use the latest design techniques and BIM software to engineer structures with efficiency and economy while maintaining the architectural direction. The design process begins with thoroughly understanding the client’s needs and goals. We then value-engineer each project based on functional requirements, budget constraints, and aesthetic preferences. Once we discover these factors, we develop a conceptual design to meet our client’s objectives.
Primary Framing Options Pre-Engineered Steel Building Systems
Primary frames are designed for full bay loading and span the width of a building. For the pre-engineered systems these primary members are typically I-beams. Frame systems include clear-span, multi-span and lean-to frames in tapered or straight format. Each steel frame system is custom engineered to meet specifications and local building codes.
Tapered Frames vs. Straight Frames: The tapered frame is generally used in column free applications from 40’ to 250’. The straight column rigid frame is designed for maximum efficiency of interior space. Building widths up to 250’ are available with the option of straight columns instead of tapered columns. Lean-to structures are also available for future expansion or additional space if the original main structure had been designed to support the additional load of a lean-to.
Crane Buildings: Crane buildings are complex PEMB or hybrid structural building systems consisting of the crane with trolley and hoist, crane rails, and crane runway beams, structural supports, stops and bumpers.
Gable Clear Span Primary Frame
Single Slope Clear Span Frame
Multi-span Primary frames
Lean-To Primary frames
Pre-Engineered Metal Building
Bay Spacing – Each space or interval between the rigid frames.
Sidewall Column – Main member used in vertical support position to transfer loads from main purlins or rafters into the foundation.
Eave Height – Vertical dimensions from finished floor to eave.
Eave Purlin – Structural member located at the eave of a building that supports roof and wall paneling and may transfer bracing loads to frames.
Endwall – Exterior wall that is parallel to the interior rigid frame.
Endwall Column – Vertical member located at the endwall of a building that supports the girts.
Girt – Horizontal structural member that is attached to sidewall or endwall columns to support paneling.
Girt Clips – Connection clips used to attach the back side of a panel to a structural beam.
Ridge – Horizontal line formed by opposing sloping sides of a roof running parallel with the building length. Generally the highest point of building without parapet walls.
Rigid Frame – Structural frame consisting of members joined together with moment connections to render the frame stable with respect to the design loads, without the need for bracing in its plane.
Roof Purlin – Horizontal structural member that supports roof covering.
Sidewall – Exterior wall that is perpendicular to the frames of a steel building system.
Our Steel Building Types Structural Pre-Engineered Concrete Tilt-Up
Our Structural Engineering team streamlines each aspect of structural steel building, from design analysis to material procurement, ensuring customer satisfaction and guaranteed on-time delivery.
Also known as pre-eng, this type of building system consists of precision-designed components fabricated to spec at the factory. The factory-cut, ready-to-assemble parts are then shipped to the site, speeding up the construction process.
Discover the strength and versatility of our cutting-edge steel building solutions paired with the concrete tilt-up constructions. Merging the best of both worlds, we deliver unparalleled durability, design flexibility, and cost efficiency.
Western Steel works with Architects, Developers, Contractors, & Business Owners across North America by Providing Pre-Engineered, Hybrid, & Structural Steel Building Solutions.
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