Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long does it take to receive a pre-engineered steel building once it’s ordered?
A: Typically, your building package will be delivered to the site within 8-12 weeks of the order date. In general, the less complex the building design is, the faster you will receive the package.
Q: How long does it take to erect a steel building?
A: Pre-engineered buildings are designed to go up quite fast, and our preferred crews are some of the most efficient in the industry. The average building size is about 6,000 to 10,000 square feet, which would take roughly three weeks to erect, depending on complexity, work conditions and other factors.
Q: What is included in my quote for one of your pre-engineered steel buildings?
A: Quotes for pre-engineered steel building include all of the necessary materials and pieces to erect them: framing, sheeting, bolts, screws, man doors, windows and insulation. Overhead doors are typically bought locally.
Q: What’s the typical insulation value in a pre-engineered metal building?
A: A typical building comes with 9-inch insulation in the roof (R30 value) and 6 inches in walls (R20), however, we can customize a design to suit your specific needs. We also specialize in insulated metal panels (aka sandwich panels) to meet today’s stringent energy codes.
Q: Does my building include engineering?
A: MSC’s buildings come with an engineered stamped set of drawings, including all schedules and certifications. Please note that you will need an engineer to design your foundation.
Q: What codes does my pre-engineered steel building have to meet?
A: Your pre-engineered steel building must be designed to meet the environmental factors of the geographical area you live in. This is based on the 2010 National Building Code of Canada, as well as your local provincial building code. The snow load, rain load, wind load and seismic data are different for each city in Canada.
Q: Where does Metal Structure Concepts operate?
A: MSC operates all over Western Canada (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba), as well as in Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon. We also work in remote locations.
Q: Does MSC guarantee its work?
A: Yes. While most outfits offer a one-year warranty, we offer an industry-leading three-year in-house guarantee on all the work we do.
Q: Do you sell pre-engineered steel buildings only so I can erect it myself?
A: Yes, we’re happy to design and deliver building packages that’ll meet your local building codes and regulations.