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Metal Buildings 101

I often make the mistake of using metal building terminology assuming people know what I am talking about. While metal buildings are not complicated, without an understanding of the basic components, they can be confusing. Some of the terminology and labeling differs from more conventional construction methods. Below is a list of the major components as well as a description of labeling and dimensioning standards.

Components of the Building

Labeling and Dimensioning

This list is not all inclusive, but it provides a baseline understanding of the major building components and common terminology. In subsequent articles, we will dive deeper into the individual systems and components.