What Does the MBMA (Metal Building Manufacturers Association) Do?

MBMA

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1956 to promote metal building systems. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, MBMA’s building system members are certified to standards set by the International Accreditation Service of the International Code Council. The goal of MBMA and its members is to promote and improve metal building … Read more What Does the MBMA (Metal Building Manufacturers Association) Do?

Metal Building Design Options

Design Options

  You can see that there are quite a few reasons to consider a metal building. They are cost-effective, eco-friendly, customizable, versatile, low maintenance, and long-lasting. But what are the different types of metal building design options available to you? Rigid Frame One of the most common types of metal buildings is a rigid frame … Read more Metal Building Design Options

Modular vs. Prefab vs. Engineered: Which Is Right For You?

Modular vs Prefab

While you’re shopping for a metal building, you may encounter industry terms which can confuse you. Several terms which are related and which are easy to mix up are “modular,” “prefab,” and “pre-engineered.” What do these different terms mean?   “Prefab” is “prefabricated” and built in a factory setting. It is not a single specific … Read more Modular vs. Prefab vs. Engineered: Which Is Right For You?

What is the Building Process for a Metal Structure?

Building Process

The exact process for constructing a metal building will depend on the type of building selected, specific details concerning the site such as grade, slope, soil type, the manufacturing route you have chosen, and other factors. But here is an idea of the basic steps which you might take. First, figure out what your budget … Read more What is the Building Process for a Metal Structure?

Insulation Options for Metal Buildings

metal building insulation

There are a number of possibilities when comes to insulating steel structures.   The choices will vary by use and your locale. When you are selecting materials to use, pay attention to their R-values. The higher the R-value, the better that material is at its job. The Main 5 Options For Metal Building Insulation Loose Fill: … Read more Insulation Options for Metal Buildings