Category Archives: Arch Buildings

Crop storage metal building

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.

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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.

Why do people choose to build concrete walled buildings?

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.

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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.

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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?

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hurricane

Every year the south east United States has to prepare for hurricane season and every year it seems the damage gets worse depending on where it hits and how severe it is. Homes and buildings get damaged and there isn’t much that can be done to prevent it. But what about your car, truck, boat, motorcycle, motor home or other vehicles? Do they have to be left to the mercy of the elements or is there a way to protect them? Actually there is, you can build a metal garage that will keep them protected from hurricanes, tropical storms, bad thunderstorms, hail and more.

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Curvco buildings are ideal for virtually any application because they are versatile and durable. Many customers often combine applications or uses within the same prefab arch building. One such customer is James Crawford of Missouri.

Mr. Crawford contacted us about 2 years ago for a commercial steel building he wanted to use on his property in Missouri. He was opening another location for his custom luxury boat manufacturing business. Curvco’s builder services department supplied a factory certified contractor to do the installation. “A contractor from Curvco Steel Buildings came out to put up my building. I am very happy with the outcome!” said Mr. Crawford. The structure was a 60’ wide, 100’ long and 20’ high Q-model building. This high profile model is great for workbenches, racks and room to work along side of the walls without wasting any space.

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