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Innovation and Speed

We take pride in our builders' innovation and speed in terms of construction. Zentner Steel Buildings ensure that we provide quality service tailored to your specific requirements and on time when you need them.

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Quality

We believe in the importance of excellence and make it a point to ensure that every one of the metal and steel buildings we make pass our strict standards of quality.

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Cost-Effectiveness

Working with multiple suppliers means we are able offer our customers competitive pricing and product flexibility. From do-it-yourself packages to turnkey applications, our Canada-based metal building construction company has different packages for our clients’ different steel building construction needs.

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Sustainable Building and Green Building Principles

Sustainable Building and Green Building Principles

  Green building is now become a trend in the industry of architecture and construction. It works as you build structures that are both energy and water efficient using environmental-friendly products. Sustainable buildings are one example of a green building method. Many architects and designers are striving to keep green buildings sustainable in the most […]

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Simple Steps when Constructing Steel Buildings

Simple Steps when Constructing Steel Buildings

  Modern home and building owners have many reasons why they are interested in having steel buildings. One of the most common reasons is that the construction for these buildings is faster and easier compared to traditional structures. Another is that steel buildings are very durable and less expensive than other traditionally built counterparts. Also, steel buildings vary in sizes and can be used for different purposes. So what are the things that you need to remember when constructing steel buildings? Here are some guidelines that you can follow: Good Ground Layout It is necessary for you to obtain a ground layout where you are going to build your structure. You will also have to get the information that will help you in locating and setting your anchor bolt. You need to make sure that you are dealing with a professional and experienced foundation contractors and builders so that you will not have problems communicating with them all of your ideas. Experienced foundation contractors also have the ability to flatten slabs and properly locate anchor bolts. Always remember that the foundation of the building is the most important step to be able to complete a building easily. Steel Building Framing This step is consists of having the main I-beam rafter and columns to be set up. If you are dealing with a company, they will be the ones to pre-cut, pre-weld, and pre-punch these I-Beams accordingly to help ease the installation process. Your I-Beam columns and rafters are usually the heaviest and strongest parts that you will need to join and fasten together. As soon as a few frames are up, you can start bolting the secondary beam columns and rafters to the primary frames. Secondary Steel Building Framing Your secondary framing is consists of framed openings, purlins, and girts. The metal building company will be the one responsible of pre-cutting and pre-punching these secondary frames to help in providing the needed strength behind your building’s wall and roof sheeting. You can now add your roof and wall panels after you have added the secondary framing. Sheeting of your Building When you have completed the framing of your building, you may now install the insulation and the building panels. Wall panels should be the first to be installed. Each of these panels should be screwed securely to the secondary framing. After completing the walls, you can now move on with the roof by adding the roof panels. Your steel building company will provide you with a weather stripping material. This will keep your building from getting leaks. Trimming and Installing Other Accessories Lastly, when you have completed the installation of your roof panels, the very last thing that you need to do is to install the trim. The trim provides the structure its unique look and keeps it from weathering out. Then, once the trimmings are installed, you can add other accessories such as doors, vents, and windows. It is quite simple to build a steel building as long as you are working with a good company. This way, you will never have troubles when constructing your building.   How Can Zentner Steel Buildings Help? Zentner Steel Buildings provide top of the line construction services covering steel buildings and metal frame construction, pre-fabricated steel engineering, warehouse and oil and gas buildings, and among others.  We cater to various […]

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Utilizing Energy Used in Green Building

Utilizing Energy Used in Green Building

  It is a common knowledge that energy is the main foundation for green building. Since we are now experiencing high energy prices and climate changes, it is highly important that the establishments being built nowadays are using few fossil fuels as possible. This way, the owners of these buildings are “future-proofing” their establishment against rapidly rising and unpredictable prices. Renewable Energy   Sources of renewable energy are already available in the market today. For instance, you will notice that wind farms are already going up across towns and countries. These wind farms provide electricity to the residents in the area, priced at a competitive rate. Another example is the electricity that is emitted from burning biomass—includes crops and crop wastes—that are also sold at a similar price. Known as the most successful company in the oil industry, Shell Oil has estimated that the commercial energy generated from biomass by 2010 could contribute to the world’s power by five percent. This energy production could be worth more than $20 billion. Photovoltaic (PV) cell is another renewable energy being popularized nowadays. This kind of energy is generated by converting sunlight to electricity. With the improvement of technology and with the incentives offered by the government and other local utility providers, the costs of PV wattage are also becoming highly competitive. Building Systems Design and Energy   A systems-based approach to building and designing a home requires energy efficiency. The building shell elements including the foundation, the roof structure, and framing plays a huge role in defining a building’s potential energy savings. The second tier to be considered is the energy used inside the establishment to be built. Including natural day lighting and ventilation can have a great impact in determining how much energy will be consumed to be able to provide convenience and comfort to the user of the establishment. You must determine the energy costs to be used when establishing a green building. This way, you will have an idea on how much energy you will be able to save up to consider your building as environmental friendly. Invest in Energy Improvements To be able to consider your building environmental friendly, you must also invest in energy-saving improvements. One way to do this is by involving yourself with the idea of insulation quantity and quality for your project. You can get help from energy consultants who are used to optimizing insulation thickness. Investing in a good insulation for your home or any kind of establishment can help you determine how long your building would last. You can also use recycled and local materials when completing a building project. You can also consider recycling construction wastes. This way, you are able to decrease the energy used when building. Consider building designs that are efficient. You can do this by strategically placing skylights and windows to eliminate the need of using appliances during the day. With high quality insulation, you can reduce the cost of temperature regulation during winter and summer. In addition to this, you are able to make your building maximize its passive heating and cooling.

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Pros and Cons of using Steel Buildings

Known as the most cost-effective structure in the architecture world, steel buildings are becoming more popular nowadays. If you are going to research about a steel building that has collapsed, you may find this hard to accomplish. Up to date, it is only the World Trade Center Towers, a steel-built establishment, which you will find information about collapsed steel buildings. Not only proven to be cheap to build, steel metal buildings are also strong, durable, and can resist termites and even natural calamities. One can also easily reinforce additions like heating/cooling than with wood structures. These are just some of the things that make people go for steel buildings instead of wood structures.   Pros of Steel Buildings Constructing a steel building has many advantages than the traditional wooden structures. For one, steel is actually lighter compared to wood, brick, and concrete. You cannot absorb water that is why it cannot become a breeding ground for fungi. Steel is also rust-free and fire-resistant. Because of this, there are a lot of insurance companies who reduce their insurance rates for home owners who has steel building products. Moreover, the government rewards those citizens who use steel with tax credits. This is because steel is eco-friendly and energy-efficient. Another good thing about steel building is that is can optimize space. Since the demand for open space has been growing overwhelmingly, the use of steel for buildings can help in optimizing space. With fewer columns, it is easier to customize living and commercial spaces, thus making it more attractive for target buyers. Steel has also this high strength when it comes to weighing ratio. This allows it to span large distances making it economical and aesthetically appealing. Steel is also durable and safe. It is also flexible when it comes to customization projects, thus meeting the change it needs to fit the taste of the tenants.   Cons of Steel Buildings However, like any other building materials, a steel building also has also its disadvantages. One is that not all builders today are familiar on how to use this kind of material when building a structure. There are special tools that you need to use when working with such material, which is not usually used by every builder. Special designs are also required to be able to install the steels with each other correctly. In addition, there are also some metals that are coated in oil or grease. This oil or grease may emit toxic odor while a builder is working with it. Lastly, steels are great conductors of heat. This is probably the biggest disadvantage that it has. In colder places, steel-built structures can absorb heat but can also quickly lose it. During winter, this will also cause molds to grow around it. People can buy steel buildings as a modular unit, pre-assembled, or in large pieces, which is of course delivered by a huge truck. By weighing all the pros and cons of using steel building, you will be able to come up with the final decision whether to use such material or not for your home.   How Can Zentner Steel Buildings Help? Zentner Steel Buildings provide top of the line construction services covering steel buildings and metal frame construction, pre-fabricated steel engineering, warehouse and oil and gas buildings, and among others.  We cater to various industries including […]

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A Guide to Green Building

A Guide to Green Building

In the construction world, “sustainable development” and “green building” are two of the hottest terms today. But does everyone understand what these terms really mean? Green building, according to Environmental Protection Agency, is the so-called practice of building a healthier and more efficient construction models. There are some people who believe that green building is […]

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