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Red Iron

Red Iron is a nick name for Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings.

This style of construction uses big solid web I-Beams to span the width. These are commercial buildings and are best suited for 50' to 120' wide.

Red Iron Buildings are what is called a "pinned design" in engineering speak. That means that it requires big concrete piers in the ground to pin it from spreading.

A Red Iron Building usually cost more per square foot to build, however they hold their value well. Typically Red Iron Buildings are less expensive per square foot the bigger they get. They are the building of choice for Airplane Hangers, Crane Buildings, Riding Arena's, large Strip Malls, multistory or anything that is just big.

Red Iron Buildings are typically insulated with 3" thick PSK faced fiberglass roll insulation. The 3" gives a pre installed R-10 value. Most business owners in Arkansas would refer to this as a well insulated building. You have the option to do more. We offer the PSK backed fiberglass roll insulation in 4" thick that gives a pre installed R-13 value and 6" with a pre installed R-19 value.

Just about any wind load or snow load desired can be had in a Red Iron Building. One characteristic trait of a Red Iron Building is that they are more complicated to finish out the interior.

Red Iron Buildings can have a dirt floor. Like for a riding arena. We will install large concrete piers in the ground for the main frames. The pier sizes will be determined by the buildings horizontal reactions. This piers only design is often used for big roof only buildings used for equipment storage.

Piers and Footer is another option. The piers hold the building in place and the footer seals up the building. It is possible to heat and cool a building that still has a dirt floor.

Piers, Footer and Concrete Floor is the more traditional route for a commercial building.

If pulling a 80,000 pound semi into your building is in your future, we can build your floor to handle it. Our typical severe duty concrete floor consist of having a 4" rock base finely graded. A 6 mil thick poly vapor barrier. #3 Rebar held in proper position with chairs on a 2' x 2' grid pattern. 3,500 pound concrete mix at least 6" thick. Control joints cut in while the concrete is still green. Keeping the sections less than 400 square feet each. This formula is heavy duty and screams bring it on.

Steel Building experience

I'm so old that when I first got into pre-engineered buildings we used books, not computers to price them. Back then every manufacture had their own take on how to engineer a steel building. Each manufacture had their own size of purlins, their own panel profiles, their own haunch connections etc. If you wanted to add onto a existing building and wanted it to match perfectly you had to go back to the original manufacture and pay through the nose. They had you.

During the mid 90's the invention of Metal Building Software created a industry standard. I was hesitant of MBS at first because I had already learned seven different in house software programs. However being one of the very first people to learn MBS at one of the very first companies that gave them a shot has turned out to be invaluable to me. That same industry standard still holds true today. This allows me to add onto almost any existing building and not beholden to any one manufacture.

By knowing the MBS program like the back of my hand allows me to create distinctive looking buildings while still being economical. These steel buildings can be manipulated like a old girlfriend, or boyfriend whatever the case may be. By just moving standard economical parts around a person can create a "T" shaped building with differing eave heights, a octagon or something amazing without having to go through the added expense of a Architect. (not that there is anything wrong with hiring a Architect)

There is a lot more to getting the customer exactly what they want at a economical price than just shooting off a quote request to another state and seeing whatever comes back.

These are the building manufactures that I have had first hand experience with.

Star Building Systems-OKC
United Structures of America Building Systems-Portland TN
American Building Systems-Eufaula AL
Metallic Building Systems-Houston TX
R & M Steel Company-Caldwell ID
A & S Building Systems-Andersonville TN
Ceco Metal Building Systems-Columbus MS
Kirby Building Systems-Portland TN
Spirco Manufacturing-Memphis TN
Mid-West Steel Building Company-Houston TX
Nucor Building Systems-Waterloo IN
Encore Steel Buildings-Little Rock AR
Whirlwind Steel Buildings-Claremore OK
Wedgcor Building Systems-Denver CO
Shulte Building Systems-Hockley TX
Heritage Building Systems-North Little Rock AR
Absolute Building Systems-Benton AR
Rigid Global Buildings-Houston TX
Advantage Steel Buildings-North Little Rock AR
Metal Building Supply-Gravette AR

Some manufactures buildings go together easier than others. Some have really good drawings that help, and some have drawings that are just confusing. Some companies have really good customer service. Some manufactures are less than honest about delivery times.

With experience comes confidence. I have built so many different brand buildings I am confident that no matter what, I can make the building look great. So if you have already bought a building from out of state, I can put it together for you. If you got caught up in one of those deposit forfeiture schemes. I may not like the sales tactic that was used on you, but I can build that building for you. And, and, and make it look great.

 

 

 

 

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Ozark Metal Buildings

2800 North 2nd Street
Rogers, Arkansas 72756

(479) 877-1634

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