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As you explore the various categories below you will find everything from garage and workshop layout comparisons to whether or not a prefab building is a good choice for your tiny home. While you will find some stories about our industry in general, our blog is not a boring newsroom. We focus on cutting-edge ideas, expert insights from our talented management team and exploring popular topics in depth with interviews, videos and journalistic research. Welcome to our blog, your hub for all things metal buildings and interaction with other members of the General Steel community.

  • Red Iron Steel Buildings
    Red iron steel, or steel I-Beams, are one of the most popular construction metal types for steel buildings across the globe. Red iron steel is commo...
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  • Use a Steel Building as a House
    How to Use a Steel Building as a Home
    Steel buildings are becoming an increasingly popular as residential home applications. While other traditional construction methods have been used for...
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  • Steel Building Costs
    Consider Your Budget When Building
    When you make the decision to invest in a steel building, you have many different factors to consider. This includes how you’ll build, where you’l...
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  • General Steel Residential Building Design
    Why Prefab Steel Buildings are the Future of Housing
    Pre-fabricated steel buildings are the construction method of the future. They’re the future of industrial development, warehousing, storage, and ho...
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  • Detached Steel Garage Buildings
    Steel Garage Building Improves Home Value
    Did you know that a study at Florida State University found that presence of a regular sized garage had an approximate 13 percent effect on a home's p...
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  • Expand or Relocate Your Steel Building
    Should You Build from Scratch or Expand Existing?
    One of the biggest decisions steel building owners have to make at times is whether to relocate or expand their current building. Relocating a steel b...
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  • What's in Your Steel Building
    What Goes Into Steel Building Construction?
    Steel is one of the most recycled materials on earth and scrap metal from automobiles may end up in your steel building without compromising its stren...
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  • Customizing Steel Buildings
    How Steel Buildings Have Evolved
    Have you ever driven by a steel building and wondered just what’s inside? Steel buildings are becoming one of the most used building types across th...
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  • General Steel Agricultural Buildings
    Steel Barn Buildings Are An Economical Option for Farmers
    If you’re a farmer, you’ve had this dilemma before: You need a new barn, additional barn, or need to expand your existing barn buildings. Dependin...
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  • Steel Garage Building with Red Wainscot
    Why You Need a Steel Garage Building
    A steel garage can be one of the biggest investments you make for your cars, motorcycles, lawn equipment, and home or office. A steel garage isn’t w...
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  • Steel Buildings for Church Sanctuaries
    Why Prefabricated Steel Church Buildings Are Popular
    Pre-fabricated steel church buildings are becoming a great way to integrate houses of worship into communities across the nation. Steel church buildin...
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  • Protect Your Steel Building Investment
    Warranties and Insurance for Steel Buildings
    Just like any home or building owner, investing in insurance is one of the best ways to protect your property. In the event of weather damage, theft o...
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  • View a steel building and its components from the air
    Aerial Video of Components for Steel Buildings
    Use our 360º aerial video to explore a steel riding arena and discover the components you may want to make your metal building truly unique and funct...
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  • This building demonstrates the slope that can be created with steel
    What Are Sloped Buildings?
    Steel is one of the most versatile building materials in the world and sloped buildings are one of the most impressive examples of cutting-edge design...
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  • A steel canopy offers quality without the walls
    Is a Canopy Building the Right Solution for You?
    Depending on your intended use, a canopy building with open walls may be the best choice for your project. General Steel will help you decide.
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  • Steel Buildings for Brewery Businesses
    Starting a Brewery Business with a Steel Building
    Steel Buildings Make Starting Your Brewery EasyDid you know that the largest brewery companies conduct a major part of their operat...
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  • Omaha Steel Sports Building
    Steel Youth Sports Buildings
    Youth sports is now a $7 billion industry and investors are looking to take advantage of this growing market segment with custom designed steel build...
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  • General Steel buildings are designed to provide clear span space for the storage of wares
    Steel Buildings for the Warehouse Service Industry
    Warehouse Service Industry is BoomingThe warehousing industry has grown substantially over the past decade, which is opening up an op...
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  • Commercial metal buildings can be designed to serve a multitude of business purposes
    Top Businesses to Start this Year with a Steel Building
    It's the time of year to make your New Year's resolution and most people aren't thinking too far past the first of the year, but now is also the tim...
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  • South Carolina Steel Building Rendering 3
    Using Design Build for Steel Buildings is Increasing
    With General Steel's unique design build process leading the way, more and more business owners and organizations are using design build for steel bui...
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  • General Steel auto shop building with front office and lobby areas
    How Project Coordinators Influence Successful Projects
    General Steel provides a Project Coordinator to every project who supplies the most comprehensive support available in the steel building industry.
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  • Denver Broncos Indoor Practice Facility
    In 2014, when Broncos management unveiled the Broncos Field House, a three-story, 115,000 square-foot steel building.
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  • 7 Reasons Steel is the Modern Choice
    From lower costs to enhanced durability and versatility, learn about the benefits of steel buildings and how you can take your project to the next lev...
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  • Snow load considerations for steel buildings
    South Dakota Steel Buildings
    As the winter months approach in South Dakota and across the northern hemisphere, it’s time to get ready for heavy snow loads and high winds. Snowfa...
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  • Steel Ice Center Buildings
    Steel Ice Rinks the Strongest Investment You Can Make
    When building an ice center, choosing building materials might just be the easiest part. Learn why a durable steel ice rink is worth the commitment.
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  • The Ultimate Car Collector's Garage Buildings
    The Ultimate Car Collector's Garage
    From Jerry Seinfeld to Ralph Lauren, we’re exploring the garages of five top car collectors. Find out how these collectors store their prized posses...
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  • Is All Steel Construction the Same
    Is All Steel Construction the Same?
    There are a lot of choices when it comes to steel construction but have you wondered if all steel structures are the same? Find out which is right for...
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  • Eco Friendly Steel Building Materials
    4 Ways to Cut Energy Costs with Eco Friendly Steel Building Materials
    Looking for a practical & eco-friendly building material? Learn how you can cut energy costs and improve the longevity of your structure with steel.
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  • Steel Buildings One of the Most Durable Materials
    6 Reasons Steel Buildings Are Safer
    The collapse of the Dallas Cowboys training facility should teach us a valuable lesson: build with steel. We’re outlining 6 reasons why steel is the...
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  • Workshop vs Garages Infographic
    Do You Need a Garage or Workshop?
    Personal garages & workshops are great places to reset, recharge, and pursue hobbies. Learn how you can transform your shop layout into the ideal work...
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  • Auto Shop for Sale vs. New Auto Repair Shop
    Opening an auto repair shop in the $58 Billion auto shop industry is clearly an intriguing opportunity. In fact, the influx of entrepreneurs starting ...
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  • Steel building construction trends
    Ordering Your Steel Building in Spring How & Why
    Lower costs and optimal construction scheduling makes Spring an ideal time to begin your steel building project. Learn why Spring is an opportune time...
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  • Steel is better than learning how to build a pole barn
    Steel: A Better Plan for Horse Barns and Stables
    Skip outdated wooden pole barns and opt for steel instead; steel barns provide more space & durability than traditional barns, and endless options for...
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  • Tiny house floor plans
    Is a Steel Building the Right Choice for Your Durable Tiny Home?
    Considering joining the tiny house movement? Learn how purchasing a steel building for your tiny home can offer simplicity, sustainability, & strength...
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  • Steel Buildings Solution to School Overcrowding
    Steel Buildings Solve School Overcrowding
    With many schools exceeding their capacity, learn why steel buildings have become the durable, sustainable solution versus standard portable classroom...
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  • Green Building Materials Infographic
    Why Steel is Considered a Green Building Material
    Learn how the production, quality, and life cycle of steel has made it one of the most popular & environmentally-friendly green building materials on ...
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  • Southeast Metal Buildings
    Why Steel for Southeast
    For those residing in the South, the type of building you choose must stand up to heavy rains, floods, & damaging winds. Learn how steel combats sever...
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  • Advantages of Pre Engineered Buildings
    Advantages of Pre Engineered Buildings
    If you Google “pre-engineered steel buildings” while looking for a new business facility, garage church, or other building type, it...
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  • What Makes Prefab Buildings Unique
    What Makes Prefab Buildings Unique
    What is Prefab? Prefab metal buildings are custom designed by a steel building supplier according to your intended use for the building,...
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  • Metal Building Framing Details
    Metal Building Framing Details
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