Steel Building Directory

The Definitive Guide To Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings

You Just Cannot Afford to Hire Less than the Best Erector

A new steel building construction project is an important endeavor, and calculated time investments are necessary. Many, many factors have to be considered. Who is hired for the project is as important as how the job is done. Therefore, in order to guarantee that every detail of the project is handled the right way, it is necessary to pick only the best erector for your steel building.

A number of problems for your steel building project may be the fault of a poorly trained steel building erector. Incorrect construction of the building is of course the most obvious likely difficulty. You have got to choose a person that is knowledgeable and experienced in the type of building you are wanting constructed. Not all steel building systems may be covered in an erector's experience.

There are a few helpful guidelines in securing a professional erector and an experienced crew for your real estate project. Help is available for you in picking the best erector for your needs. Nobody wants an erector who has done crappy work in the past. It will be your responsibility to look at their past work projects. Include at least one recent and one older project. Be sure the craftsmanship on these building projects was satisfactory and verify all problems that came up were addressed. It is so important to find out if the erector is certified by a reputable steel building supplier to construct your type of structure, and to see if he and his crew have recently attended training sessions to update and improve their skills.

Along with picking a competent erector, it is important to ensure that there is a project superintendent who will oversee the work. As a part of his work he will be a liaison on a regular basis with each member of the crew. Don't always contract with the lowest bidder for a job. Sometimes the lowest bidder is the one that in the end does the worst job. Why does this happen? There might not be enough money in such a low bid to allow all of the work to be completed satisfactorily. In other words, the cheapest erector can easily become the most "costly" one.

The company you are considering has to produce a copy of an OSHA-approved safety program. Is the erector current on all the safety requirements? As important as this is, you certainly want to make sure of this. Likewise, it is important that your prospective erector will be organizing regular job site safety meetings for his crew. This will maintain a professional and safe working environment. Bear in mind that all the above guidelines will be of help in getting the best erector possible for your steel building project while avoiding as many preventable headaches as possible.

Once you have picked an erector, the metal building project is almost ready to begin. However, there are additional considerations to keep in mind. Ensure that there will be an on-site superintendent to take charge and solve any of the daily problems that may occur during the assembly.

It is important to make sure the instructions and erection drawings are available to you for the job at all times. Make sure that you will always have access to them. It’s prudent to have a professional consultant analyze these important papers to assure the level of quality and detail is sufficient.

You need to inspect the work regularly and make sure that the appropriate tools and equipment are being chosen for the job. Also, look to see that temporary bracing is constantly being used throughout the project, that design bracing requirements are followed for the permanent bracing, and that the appearance will not be "out-of-plane." Don't allow any changes in the design.

Choosing the best steel building erector is essential for you to end up with a product you will be happy with. By adhering to these guidelines, you will guarantee that your building is erected properly. More importantly, you will get many years of satisfactory use out of your new building.