As the need to feed the world’s population grows, the American heartland has been evolving to meet the demand. Curvco has been proud to serve American farmers by supplying the highest quality agricultural metal buildings. Kansas is home to some of the world’s largest farms and is consistently one of the largest crop producing states in the US. Dunlop farms in Parker, KS has been in operation for almost 6 decades producing mostly soybeans as well as some corn, wheat, sorghum and beef cattle.
One of the greatest advantages to arch steel building construction over conventional methods is the versatility of the design. This flexibility allows a metal roof or building system to be attached on top of concrete walls or shipping containers. The benefits are added height and a wall system that can take plenty of wear and tear and extreme wind conditions.
In many areas of the country concrete and block buildings are constructed for residential, commercial and industrial use when they could save thousands by erecting an arch steel building.
Conventional construction using masonry walls has historically been perceived as being a cost effective building method. In modern times concrete construction is actually more expensive than pre-engineered steel buildings as it requires skilled masons, longer construction times and expensive laborers. Often substantial amounts of steel reinforcing must be added for self-supporting walls especially in areas with heavy wind loads. The concrete walls also must be designed by an engineer which can be very expensive.
ROI (Return On Investment), that’s what we always look for when we spend money, what is the value we are getting for our money and will it have a good return? The same can be said for steel buildings but if you aren’t aware of the advantages they offer you may find yourself missing out.
Snow, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, heat waves, droughts have put us in a very unusual position. It’s becoming harder and harder to do things outdoors due to these harsh weather conditions we face all year. Now to be fair, depending where you live you may experience fair or better weather for the majority of the year but the problem many people are facing is how to enjoy certain outdoor activities on a regular basis when you cannot go outside?