Why Alberta Businesses use Metal Buildings to Fit Their Needs

Why Alberta Businesses use Metal Buildings to Fit Their Needs

No job is too big or small for Alberta businesses wanting to expand their operations by installing metal buildings.

Whether you own a farm and need to store feed, animals or machinery, or if you run an industrial business and simply need room to store your equipment, metal buildings come in all shapes and sizes that can suit the needs of many Alberta-based businesses. Quick to install, customizable and affordable over the long run, most metal buildings are prefabricated in a factory before they make their way to the job site, so you can continue operations even while your building is being erected.


 So how do prefab metal buildings help my Alberta business?

Depending on the size of the job, pre-fabricated metal buildings can take only weeks to install. That’s due to the fact that most of the work is done in the factory and then arrives at the job site ready to be assembled. Metal building prices are worth their weight in gold, make that steel, as you not only save time, you save money on labour and clean-up costs as construction waste is minimal. Then there are benefits in the long run, which includes less maintenance, as the parts and components that make up pre-engineered buildings are easy to replace.


Not your average construction site

Unlike other construction methods, prefab buildings require less on-site labour. What we mean is that due to the fact the parts and components are all pre-manufactured, there is less need for tradespeople on the job site. An average team of six-to-eight installers is usually all that is required on a large industrial building job, while only two-to-four installers are needed for a smaller building. This saves you on labour costs and the need for subcontractors and tradespeople such as:

  • Framers
  • Roofers
  • Finishing carpenters
  • Construction equipment operators
  • Insulation workers
  • Ironworkers


Putting the pieces together

So what is needed when installing metal prefabricated buildings? Metal building kits usually comprise of parts and components that all fit together. Here is what’s involved:

  • A foundation usually consisting of a slab of cement or columns in which the metal building is attached – usually done onsite before the parts arrive
  • A frame (beams, columns, rafters) that come pre-manufactured
  • Secondary framing: openings, girts, purlins to support the wall and roof (prefabricated)
  • Wall panels, roofing sheeting, insulation (prefabricated)
  • Customized options such as trim and accessories (prefabricated)


Want to learn more? Find out how MSC helped a Lloydminster, SK business. Read How Metal and Concrete Mix to Make a Sound Steel Building.


In business since 2002, Metal Structure Concepts has a solid portfolio of pre-engineered metal buildings all over Western Canada. This includes storage buildings, metal shop buildings, and facilities for commercial, industrial, farming and other operations all over Alberta. Contact us for a free estimate and to see how we can help your business needs.