Introduction

When constructing a new building or renovating an existing one, there are many factors to consider. With so many different building end uses, from large warehouses to small offices, the market has a wide array of building needs. Metal building systems are often used today for one and two-story buildings because they provide benefits like durability, speed of construction, design flexibility, attractive appearance, energy efficiency, and they are cost effective to construct and maintain. Metal building systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but at their core they all utilize a custom engineered structural steel frame and a high-performance metal roof. While metal wall panels are a popular option, sometimes the metal panels are substituted or combined with masonry, stone, pre-cast or tilt-up concrete, wood, glass or other architectural wall treatments. The versatility and flexibility of metal building systems allows for a myriad of colors, shapes, textures and designs.