The assembly of a metal I-Beam structure is relatively easy when compared to construction processes for other types of buildings. If you are capable of constructing a metal building, you can save a considerable amount of money over having to hire someone to do the work for you. This capability means that you need to have a thorough knowledge of metal building erection processes and experience in metal building assembly projects. Unless your metal building is a small garage or hobby shop, however, you should seriously consider employing a qualified erector to do the job.
The construction processes involved in metal building I-Beam construction have some unique challenges. If you know that, while a metal building project will represent a challenge, you can do the work yourself, then read more about the steps to a successful completion. Before investing in any metal building, make a list of numerous questions that you need to ask a company salesman. What it takes to actually assemble your structure successfully should be understood completely. Insure that all of the necessary hardware is included, along with any options such as doors or windows. Consider strongly a company that can provide a multitude of services including design, rigging, fabrication, and delivery. Your metal building should be completely pre-engineered with all of the metal sheeting pre-cut to the required dimensions before shipping to your job site. All building parts should be pre-punched, pre-drilled, and pre-welded at the factory. The type of equipment that you will need to receive your building and to erect it should also be carefully thought out. A foundation for any metal building is strongly recommended and a local company that can do this work prior to assembly needs to be hired.
Make sure that the metal building company that you are dealing with is not just interested in selling you a structure, but that they are committed to a successful completion to your project. Check on what type of service that the company will provide during and after shipment. A person of contact, at the company, should be established, along with their working hours and telephone number should any problems come up during the assembly process of your building. Should any questions arise during the erection of your building this will be an important contact to have.
A thoroughly detailed erection handbook should be provided with your building. Check with the metal building company to determine if Anchor Bolt Plans for the foundation and Engineered Stamped Drawings are also provided with the purchase of your building.
The ultimate success of your metal building project, especially if it is a "do-it-yourself" venture, depends a great deal on the metal building company you choose and their help throughout the design, rigging, and construction process. If the company you are dealing with is entirely focused only on getting your engineering deposit and not clear on the support systems available after your purchase, this is probably not the company that you need to go with.
Know before you purchase, especially if you are doing the construction yourself.