Originally published in Interiors & Sources

12/03/2010

Steel Building Purchasing Tips

 
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Steel buildings have become popular in the industry due to affordability, durability, strength and curb appeal –use these tips for discovering ideal steel options for facilities.

  1. Consider needs and evaluate price comparisons. This may seem like an obvious step, but keeping the features that are absolutely necessary in mind can turn an average steel purchase or solution into an ideal one.
  2. Look at the details of the metal building agreement.  Review the details in purchase agreements before signing a steel purchase. There are often special specifications that were discussed during planning and need to be included in the order.
  3. Code compliance. Municipalities and standards need to be reviewed before finalizing a steel building purchase, and these are factors that need to be considered while building the contract – not when starting construction on the actual building.
  4. Writing up the contract. All aspects of the contract process should be carefully considered prior to purchase, including agreements with manufacturers, documents with brokers, and agreements on labor with subcontractors.

Steel yourself with these quick and easy tips for your next purchase.

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