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Arch type steel buildings

Posted by shelt (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 14, 06 at 12:39

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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RE: Arch type steel buildings

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

RE: Arch type steel buildings

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:

RE: Arch type steel buildings

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!

RE: Arch type steel buildings

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.

RE: Arch type steel buildings

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

RE: Arch type steel buildings

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.

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