The Secret Science Behind the Safety and Longevity of Metal Buildings

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The last thing anyone wants to read is a never-ending list of boring facts and figures about metal buildings. However, understanding the science behind the statistics can make them more interesting. These statistics can also help you maximize the performance, safety, and longevity of your building. A new whitepaper, The Safety and Longevity of Metal Building Systems authored by Star Building Systems and available through Building Design + Construction, details the science behind metal buildings and why they will last a lifetime.

Since 1927, Star Building Systems has been innovating the way metal buildings are constructed. In the mid-1960’s when NASA was still using slide rules to figure out space travel, Star was renting out computer time from an oil company to begin implementing computer programs into our design process. From then on, computers have become a significant part of the manufacturing, customization, and design processes. It has also allowed for the creation of metal buildings that look nothing like those made fifty years ago. Today’s buildings are high-performing, multi-level, multi-functional, and unique.

You’re likely considering choosing a metal building because they are safe, strong, and durable. What about in an earthquake? There is a belief among some people that steel buildings do not do well in earthquakes.  Actually, steel makes a more resilient structure, due to the fact that it is a more malleable material. Want to know more about the science behind how steel can be both strong and pliant? Download your free copy of the whitepaper here.

Did you know there is also more science behind the bend patterns in the steel wall panels? While the steel panels are kept as thin as practical in order to keep the panels lightweight, the bends help make them much stronger than a flat piece of steel. The bends in the steel, not only offer a variety of patterns to complement your décor, but they also make the panel stronger and more rigid. Want to see how these bends really make steel stronger? There’s a do-it-yourself test in the whitepaper. All you need is a piece of paper, a quarter, and a friend to help you.

Of course, once you’ve made the investment in a Star building, you want to protect it.  There’s a science behind why you should check, inspect and perform maintenance on your new structure; as well as how to conduct a bi-annual check – it’s all inside this instructional booklet, The Safety and Longevity of Metal Building Systems whitepaper.

To read more about how Star can help you create the perfect metal structure, download our whitepaper, or contact one of our district managers with your questions. You can also check out more tips, tricks, and advice from industry professionals right here at the Insight Warehouse.


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Star Building Systems

Founded in 1927, Star Building Systems has seen and done it all, from supplying tool sheds for oil derrick drilling sites in the early oil boom days to hangar buildings during World War II. We set the industry standard for innovation and technology. Most importantly, we have the best builders in the business.

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