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The History of Steel Buildings in BC

It might be hard to believe, but steel buildings have been around British Columbia for nearly a century. Of course, they didn't truly start to become popular for civilian use until after WWII.

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Why Steel Buildings Are Now Better than Wood

Whether it's reduced construction times and labour costs, or structural integrity and durability, wood simply can't compare to a pre-engineered steel building. Here is a head-to-head comparison of the two methods.

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Demand for Metal Buildings Surges in the Okanagan

In the last year, MSC has experienced a resurgence of local work, with a slate of contracts across the valley, ranging from Penticton to Vernon.

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Nelson Client Orders 11th Commercial Steel Building from MSC

When you drive toward Nelson from the west along Highway 3A, you might notice a series of commercial steel buildings on your right, about five minutes out of town. These matching dark copper structures are the handiwork of Metal Structure Concepts (MSC), and they’ve all been completed for a single client.

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Case Study: Not Your Average Steel Barn

Located about an hour outside of the city centre, Preston Ranch is a 1,500-acre plot of land used to raise buffalo. The project called for a 60x120-foot structure with custom features pretty much everywhere you look.

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Case Study: How Pre-engineered Buildings Can Help Higher Education

To help train the next wave of our provincial workforce, Okanagan College in Penticton recently had Metal Structure Concepts (MSC) erect a pre-engineered building to expand the school's welding program.

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What Qualities to Look for in a Building Company

While prefab metal buildings are renowned for their quick and simple installation, it takes considerable experience and know-how to get it done right.

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Iron Horse of Steel Buildings: Why Steel is an Important Building Material

You can't beat steel buildings when it comes to uses, applications and low production costs.

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4 Reasons Why You Need a New Steel Building

When compared to structural steel and other construction methods, a pre-engineered building will invariably be faster for projects of similar size.

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Speed & Efficiency: Comparing Steel Building Installation to Regular Ones

When compared to structural steel and other construction methods, a pre-engineered building will invariably be faster for projects of similar size.

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