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  • One Surefire Way to Win Every Construction Bid

    When did you first decide to become a contractor? Are you involved in a family business? Are you good with your hands, and thought it would be a great career path? I know a lot of general contractors who have an aptitude for building and design – they can see what a project will look… Full Article

  • How to Find a Great Concrete Engineer

    Your choice to build with steel is a choice to build with strength, durability, and confidence. By choosing to build with steel, you choose benefits such as a resistance to fire, the very little maintenance required, and a usually quick erection process. These benefits of steel can all depend on one very important part of… Full Article

  • Looking For More Space? Utilize a Mezzanine Floor!

    Everybody likes to get more for their money. I know I’m guilty of purchasing things I don’t necessarily need because the deal is just too good to pass up. The same principle can apply to your clientele. If one of your customers wants a building with more space, but can’t sacrifice the square footage, it… Full Article

  • 7 Deadly Sins of Steel Building Construction Management

    You all must know about the seven deadly sins. Gluttony, Lust, Greed, Pride, Wrath, Sloth and Envy. Have you ever heard about the 7 Deadly Sins of Construction Management? Probably not, since I made them up! But in all seriousness, working in the construction industry can be dangerous. In fact, Business Insider Magazine added several construction related jobs… Full Article

  • Are You Working with Green Materials?

    While steel buildings come in several different colors, one of the most important colors you’ll hear is ‘green.’ But in this instance, we’re not talking about paint on the exterior of a building. We’re talking about energy efficiency. In fact, one of the biggest benefits of steel is it’s the most recycled material on the planet.… Full Article

  • The Formula to Winning More Construction Bids

    You’re not a professional athlete, but to you, every day is still a competition. While a football player might hit the field, or a baseball star may spend more time in the batting cages, you, and general contractors like you, spend time developing bidding strategies to become more profitable. That’s your version of practice. And… Full Article

  • A Little Mistake That Could Cost Your Customer Thousands

    What’s the hardest part about being a contractor? I know it’s a tough question, but can you, ‘nail down,’ the answer? From earning new business to erecting the structures themselves, it’s a tough job. But above all else, you do what you do because you love it, and you enjoy seeing your customer happy. Since… Full Article

  • Will You Save Money By Hiring A Superintendent?

    It might be a good idea to place steel building construction site management in the hands of a construction superintendent. An on-site superintendent will give you more freedom to scrutinize financials and handle design issues. When you get tied up in the small parts of your building projects like HR duties, interviewing workers and dealing… Full Article

  • Ready For Your Man Cave? Have You Considered Steel?

    It’s a place to unwind or maybe even escape. Yes, we’re talking about a man cave, and every man should have one. Sometimes it seems like the woman in your life has her stamp on every part of the house. Are you inundated with fluffy pillows? Are there scented candles or plastic-covered sofas in every… Full Article

  • Steel Buildings vs. Pole Barns: Make the Right Choice

    We realize you have a lot of choices in the marketplace when it comes when your construction needs. At Armstrong Steel, our steel buildings are the most flexible solutions for contractors, builders, families and do-it-yourselfers.  Over the past few decades, construction enthusiasts and contractors have battled on the building topic of Wood vs. Steel. Both… Full Article