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Use A Metal Building For Anything You Want

June 27, 2014

There are all kinds of common objects that are used for a lot of different things, but they go unnoticed and are under-appreciated. Imagine what would happen if we never discovered iron to make steel with. There would be no structural steel construction of any kind and using anything else would be too heavy. \Wooden construction and a lot of columns would have to be used all the time. There are large, arched wooden beams that you can have made that are structurally sound up to maybe 50 or 60 feet, but anything wider than that exists only because of steel. Metal buildings are used for all kinds of things, more than you know. We’ve all been inside metal buildings many times in our lives, but it was most likely not a very memorable experience. It’s not memorable because there’s nothing really special about it, a lot of strip malls and offices you’ve been in are located inside metal building structures and they have exteriors made using different materials. A lot of the buildings that you frequent are inside a metal building and you just don’t know it because the outside is brick and there are windows that wrap around the entire thing. These kinds of buildings can be built to whatever specifications that you require, and they can be used for virtually anything. Pretty much every airplane hangar you’ve ever seen is a prefabricated metal building, they just have huge sliding doors to get them in and out. Think about how big some of these aircraft are and how big the buildings must be that house and repair them. What do you think those buildings are made out of? It isn’t wood I can tell you that much.

Many restaurants, medical and dental offices, recreational centers, schools, gymnasiums, pools, indoor riding arenas and skate parks are under the roof of a metal building. The interior space can be designed in whatever way you see fit, you can utilize the space for product and stack it from the floor to the ceiling or you can use it for some creative decorations in a restaurant. I’ve been to a St. Louis style rib joint that was inside of a steel building, it was the kind of place with buckets of peanuts everywhere and you were expected to discard the shells on the floor. Anyway, in the space right above the main dining area they suspended a full-size replica of the Spirit of St. Louis airplane, it was absolutely awesome. A lot of call centers and office spaces are inside big steel buildings whether you know it or not. The high ceilings in a lot of these buildings aren’t usually a big problem when you want an open floor space design, but for closer quarters, you can always install a ceiling grid. The heating and cooling costs aren’t bad either, because steel reflects heat from the sun and it’s good at retaining heat during the winter, regardless of whether you install a ceiling grid or not.

The largest steel building I have ever seen.

June 10, 2014

The rodeo in my hometown was always the largest attraction each year.  There was bronco riding, bull riding, barrel riding, mutton busting, and a variety of other events every year.  We even had clowns (I can remember one of them being injured pretty badly one year).  When I was in high school, we always used to go down each afternoon the rodeo was going on and watch everybody.  One of the kids that I played high school football with was an excellent bull rider.  He used to compete in all of the major events in our part of the country.  He would travel to multiple states, and I remember him winning pretty frequently.  As with most things in life, the reason he became so good was that he practiced all of the time.  His family was pretty wealthy, and they had constructed the largest steel building I have ever seen in my life for him to practice in.

Within the building, they had numerous mini-arenas set up for all sorts of different events.  My friend’s mother use to teach other people how to do certain rodeo events.  She trained many individuals how to barrel ride, and people would travel to their building to practice throughout the year.  This is where my friend practiced his bull riding.  The size of the building is hard to describe.  It was several football fields long, and about a half a football field wild.  When you were driving up the county road that led to it, you could see it clearly from about 10 miles away.  It looked like more a professional sports arena than somebody’s private residence.

The prefabricated metal building that they had constructed must have cost a pretty penny, but money wasn’t something that they talked about.  They were highly competitive people (I remember this kid getting into several fights and skirmishes during football practice each day).  He always seemed a little off, but I guess you have to be if you want to be a professional bull rider.  You would not catch me dead riding a bull.  If you have never been to a rodeo in person, you won’t quite understand just how intimidating and scary a bull is.  They weigh over a thousand pounds, they are fast, and when someone is on their back, they are not the happiest creature on the planet.

Steel buildings are commonplace in the country, but their steel building really stood out because of its size and the quality of it.  It was a common talking point amongst my friends when we were growing up.  The other kids from my town that did the rodeo circuit throughout the summer used to go and practice with him as well.  They always talked about how incredibly nice and large the building was.  They had all sorts of equipment in there as well, so you didn’t have to make makeshift rodeo supplies.  They had dozens of saddles, barrels, and animals so everyone could practice.  I will never forget that building.  It still stands today.