Arch type steel buildings

sheltFebruary 14, 2006

I am going to put up a 30' X 40' garage/workshop/storage building. I am considering using the arch type steel building. I am looking for input on advantages and disadvantages of this type of structure. Best price I've found yet for painted-galvalume with end walls is $7700 delivered. Below is a link to Mfg's site for the style I am considering.


Here is a link that might be useful: S-type steel arch building

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The foundation is the expensive part. I know that part for sure!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2006 at 5:39PM
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any idea what a 30x40 slab would cost? That is the size I eventually want to put up, but I'll probably do a steel building, like these:
Personally I do not like the way those steel arch buildings look.

Have you looked into a pole building? Around here I could get one close to that size for the same money, that would be with them erecting it.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   February 17, 2006 at 8:28PM
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That building looks really nice! I am doing a clearspan steel building right now. Mine is 60x90x18.

You are looking at between 5 and 6 dollars per square foot for your slab. Depends on how much dirt work is needed and how thick your slab needs to be depending on a few variables. You will need to get with a good concrete guy but its gonna be close to $6 per sqft!
Good luck!

    Bookmark   February 26, 2006 at 8:58AM
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I'll be doing the concrete work myself. I poured about 5,000 yards last year. I hope to get started soon. Will update on progress. If I can figure out how to post photos I'll put up some.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2006 at 1:09PM
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I visited one of the companies listed here that caters steel buildings, i hope it's worth a try also...

Here is a link that might be useful: US Steel Buildings Info

    Bookmark   October 3, 2006 at 6:19AM
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The arch type presents some challenges to erect the first couple of arches. A high-lift forklift (or plenty of scaffolding) and plenty of help are almost mandatory to get started. Once those first two arches are solidly in place, the manpower requirement is less.
Confession: I have not built one of these-- so am not speaking from hands-on experience.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 6:05PM
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