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Can a Pre-Engineered Metal Building Save You Construction Costs?


Oct 26, 2020 by Deidre Woollard

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Pre-engineered metal buildings can be much more than metal sheds. Some examples include retail, fitness facilities, offices, sports arenas, medical facilities, churches, even schools. More specialized aesthetics are achieved by incorporating other materials, such as glass, brick, or wood elements, to fit a variety of nonindustrial applications.
Cost savings depend on a variety of factors but are primarily tied to schedule and revenue. A shortened schedule translates directly into cost savings by not having workers working (and thus not paying) for an extra month or more of these costs. These can be significant. Pre-engineered buildings have already been designed (skipping a lengthy and costly engineering/design phase) and arrive at the site ready to be assembled relatively quickly. The permitting process on these buildings can also be quicker. Depending on industry/use, this loss of revenue could be huge, for example when building a data center.

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