Lessons Learned Pt. 2 - HR & Safety

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many industries, turning business models on their ear and driving prices for commodities like steel through the roof. While COVID is still a part of our lives, we can look back at the last two years and see how the construction industry has changed while evaluating lessons learned about key business elements.

In part two of our series, we dive into the world of Human Resources, taking a look at obstacles HR teams had to overcome and lessons learned along the way.

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Lessons Learned Pt. 1 - The New Pricing Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many industries, turning business models on their ear and driving prices for commodities like steel through the roof. While COVID is still a part of our lives, we can look back at the last two years and see how the construction industry has changed while evaluating lessons learned about key business elements.

Over the next few episodes, we will dive into key business categories to discuss what we've learned and how the way we operate will be changed moving forward.

In part one, we will talk about the new pricing reality and how COVID impacted different pricing strategies, both at the peak of the pandemic and in the years to come.

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The Metal Peak - What's Behind the All-Time High Steel Prices

Steel prices have never been higher, and manufacturers, contractors and consumers are feeling the effects. In this episode of Metal Minutes, we dive into the factors driving these chart-topping prices for a better understanding of why and how we got here.

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Understanding Loads When Building Mezzanines

Some of the most influential factors in your mezzanine design and pricing are the loads and spans. In our latest podcast episode, we will be discussing what you need to know about these loads and how they will impact your mezzanine build.

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A Simple Solution for Metal Panel Condensation in Non-Insulated Buildings

The damaging effects of condensation can put a damper on a non-insulated metal building project. A simple solution like Drip Stop can protect assets and prevent costly and time-consuming repairs.

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Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Compared to Wood and Concrete

Building owners, architects, developers, engineers, and others routinely seek the best value for their investment made in design and construction. Listen to our latest podcast episode to hear how metal buildings compare to wood-framed and concrete buildings.

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Steel-Curtain Roll-Up Doors 101

In this episode of Metal Minutes, we provide an overview of steel-curtain roll-up doors, offer recommendations on how to select the right one for your project and also reveal why—in a marketplace with a plethora of options available—people are choosing them across a wide variety of industries.

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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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