Fire Performance of Insulated Metal Panels

The International Building Code has different requirements regarding the use of specific materials depending on the configuration of the building as well as its end use. In this episode of Metal Minutes, we discuss how to interpret insulated metal panels under these codes and how they can provide necessary protection against fires.

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The Cost of a Steel Building

What goes into the cost of a steel building and how can you ensure you get the best value for your money without sacrificing quality, longevity or design? Listen to the newest episode of Metal Minutes for insights that can help you make the most of your steel building dollars.

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Converting buildings Into Self-Storage Facilities

As the demand for self-storage facilities increases, finding the right place to build one can be challenging. In this new episode of Metal Minutes, we explore the benefits of converting an existing building into a self-storage facility and ways to optimize your conversion investment.

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Prescriptive vs. Performance Building Codes

A general understanding of building codes helps all parties involved in the design and construction of a building understand the specific requirements for compliance, preventing errors, delays, cost overruns and most importantly, ensuring public safety. In this episode of Metal Minutes, we explain how to meet energy building codes using insulated metal panels and the two paths for compliance: prescriptive and performance building codes.

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Selecting Metal Panels Based on Roof Slope

When specifying a metal roof system, choosing the correct panel is a key factor. In this episode, we discuss the main things to consider when choosing a metal roof with regard to roof slope, including building codes and minimum slope requirements.

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