Some people are convinced the time from design to build of a steel building is lengthy. Almost everyone is pleasantly surprised to learn the truth. Designing and building your steel building can take a fraction of the time required for other types of structures. Add in other benefits of steel buildings (cost, flexibility, and durability) and a steel building is the right choice for you.
How Does the Design and Build Process of a Steel Building Differ?
As with any other building, the process starts with concept and design. Some will choose from a pre-designed template, while others will work with a designer to create a custom building. When working with an experienced and knowledgeable designer, this part won’t take long. It gets better, though. This is because once the design is settled on, the elements are put together by the manufacturer.
Of course, the length of time is going to vary, depending on the project. Should you choose a pre-designed, pre-fabricated building, the length of time from design to build is very short. This is especially the case with a simple building such as a warehouse or a garage. More complex or custom buildings will take a bit longer, but still less time than you would think.
Why Is the Build Process So Much Shorter?
Because you are dealing with a pre-fabricated building, the time-save is significant. The steps are fairly simple:
- Provided you have a clear idea of what you want (permits and requirements), the designer can have drawings and plans to you quickly.
- Once the design is approved, the manufacturer will be able to move forward with assembling parts and materials; these will be delivered to the job site and constructed, sometimes in a matter of days.
- Once the frame and main elements of the building are constructed, all that’s left are the finishing touches!
How Should You Prepare for a Steel Building from Design to Build?
Often, the lengthiest part of the process is obtaining permits and preparing the site for a build. Making sure you have all your paperwork in order and getting the foundation laid can take far more time than the actual construction of your new steel building. It’s important to get started on them as soon as possible. Once you have permits in order and the site prepared, the rest will come together quickly.
If you are in need of a custom steel building for your business or personal use, Peak Steel Building Services can help. We can plan, design and construct your project from start to finish. With design services, construction, and finish work all coming from the same company, you’ll have an experience that is smooth and consistent. Contact Peak Steel today to learn more about how simple and fast our design to build process can be.