With pre-eng metal buildings, material supply and build out time can be greatly compressed. Why not compress the upfront design/engineering time too?
Armour Steel offers complete design/build service that fully integrates foundation design and anchoring, plus custom exteriors (including their compatibility with structural loading/flexing) with the pre-eng metal building. We design interior office and space partitioning and even design custom pits or bases and routing of services to accommodate special purpose equipment or processes.
Armour's design specialists have decades of experience in customizing steel building designs for unique functional or architectural requirements. That experience allows us to Value Engineer your building design, looking for areas to save cost or enhance energy efficiency. This opportunity is often lost in the traditional bid process, where accountability is shared between the architect, engineer and contractor. Armour Steel's design/build services bring accountability for your project to a single doorstep, consistent with our One Source customer service philosophy.
The notable advantage of working with a design/build firm like Armour Steel is faster project turnaround. The estimating/bid process is streamlined. Design documentation, submittals and permitting rest with one organization. The information "chain" is stronger, which ultimately means fewer errors and change orders.
Faster project turnaround translates to cost savings. Pre-engineered metal buildings are more affordable than traditional "stick" buildings, but an experienced design/build firm can magnify those savings. Project costs are more certain when working with a design/build firm because questions related to interface (foundation-to-structure, for example) are eliminated. And the design/build firm can suggest alternatives for architectural features that might otherwise increase costs unnecessarily.
Finally, a design/build firm gives you greater flexibility, both today and for the future. How ? Significant experience with pre-eng building projects allows the design/build firm to suggest the architectural features it knows will be functionally correct, easy-to-maintain and durable. The design/build firm also knows best how to 'design-in' a footprint and features that make future expansion or modification of the building much easier. That extends the useful life and enhances the value of your pre-eng steel building.