• How Can a Project Manager Help You with Your Steel Building Plan?

    One of the biggest reasons I love my job is because I get to talk to different people, from all backgrounds and walks of life everyday. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first time builder, do-it-yourselfer, or experienced builder, I take every project seriously. That’s exactly what a Project Manager does. But not all project… Full Article

  • Checklist: How to Manage Your Own Steel Building Project

    Pre-engineered metal buildings are a do-it-yourselfer’s dream. Even if you don’t consider yourself an experienced builder or a qualified handyman or woman, many people manage a steel building project themselves every day. That’s not to say they don’t get help when they need it! Let’s face it – construction projects of all types have the… Full Article

  • Leveraging Factory Direct Pricing for Your Steel Building Project

    The origins of the metal building history date back nearly 100 years. In the 20th century, steel companies began to mass-produce agricultural buildings, usually used as grain and feed bins. During World War II, arch-framed buildings, like Quonset or Nissan huts, were extremely prevalent for barracks and maintenance sheds because they were lightweight and could be… Full Article

  • What is Your Role in a Steel Building Project?

    In the Armstrong Steel Network, I’ve often said that the best, easiest and most cost-effective way to get a steel building is directly from the factory. But what makes the Direct Buy process so easy? Your role in the steel building project! Sure, you’re going to have to do some homework before hand, but that’s… Full Article

  • Learn From The Pros: 4 Tips For A Speedy Steel Building Project

    It’s true, pre-engineered steel buildings are generally half the cost of traditional construction methods, and can be erected in half the time. While there are multiple steps to any steel building project, if you want a project to be as efficient as possible, you’ll need to put some work in yourself. Keep in mind, you don’t… Full Article

  • The 5 Most Effective Habits of Successful Steel Building Projects

    Starting a steel building project shouldn’t be hard. This is your dream steel building, the one you’ll own for 50 years and may even pass along to your family. Still, a pre-engineered steel building project is a bit more complicated than a Tuff Shed or lumber package like the one you’re accustomed to seeing at… Full Article

  • How Do You Calculate the Total Price of a Metal Building Project?

    A few days ago, I had a surprising conversation with our Director of Communications. He routinely sees me flying in an out of my office, helping our creative and marketing department with specific steel building language and working with the project managers and engineers. He even told me he knows when I’m at our manufacturing… Full Article

  • Tips to Accelerate Your Steel Building Project

    Something pretty neat happens in the next month. The weather gets nicer as we turn the corner from winter to spring, and people start to emerge from their houses, subdivisions, farms and properties with renewed excitement. It’s the time to head out to your kids’ ball games, time to dust off your old running shoes,… Full Article

  • Pre-engineered Metal Building Project Management Trends

    Every day I get calls from customers who are excited to take the next step in the steel building process. It’s a lot of fun to focus my attention on each venture, ultimately helping each individual person see their dreams become a reality. In fact, the true beauty of Armstrong Steel metal building kits is… Full Article

  • 7 Things to Know When ‘Finishing’ a First Time Steel Building Project

    A Steel Building – the name alone sometimes sends the wrong message about the aesthetic possibilities. Some people envision a boxy warehouse. Some people might think of a rounded military-bunker, Quonset hut or a shed like structure. Sure, these are steel buildings, but are they your only options?   Absolutely not! Creative engineering has given… Full Article