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March 30, 2018 | Comments: 0

Bi-Fold Roof

This past year, the Facility Builders & Erectors, Inc. crew made significant headway on a fun and innovative commercial project in the Los Angeles area. The team did a masterful job working with the architect team and successfully interpreting their vision to become this next generation of building design.

One of the elements that makes this particular project an exceptionally distinct design are the multitude of bi-fold and roll-up doors found around the entirety of the building. Even more unique, this structure features two full sets of bi-fold roof doors. These roof openings will not only let light in on sunny days but will also function like a fully insulated roof when closed during a rare Southern California cold spell.

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Typical bi-fold doors are known for sliding fully open and having their panels stack and fold unobtrusively into the far walls to produce an open space area that creates a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors. These particular types of bi-fold doors are most often found in two different settings - either in homes as a way to present family, friends or guests into a backyard patio setting or at restaurants and bars as a way of opening up to other sections for patrons to enjoy.

In this Los Angeles building, the bi-fold doors do not just open up one room to another, these roof bi-folds open up the ceiling in two different locations, giving the impression of an even larger area. Each of these bi-fold roof doors have sets of sturdy glass directly beneath them, allowing any future occupants a chance to see both rainy day scenes or cloudless blue sky vistas. These roof panels will be accessible by the building management to feature the beauty that are most sunny, Southern California days.

Another great architectural characteristic of this particular building project will be its open, no roof area within the building. This will be a place where future employees can enjoy fresh air on a break, brainstorm while taking in the fantastic Southern California weather or even bring potential clients and business partners out on the mezzanine level in the middle of a busy, hustling city! When completed, this area will be furnished with a grassed in area for not only the humans in the building, but for any four legged friends that the company may allow in to work with them.

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Along with these two very special features, the architects have also found ways to open up even more of the building for natural light purposes that can be combined with artificial lights in and out of work spaces. With a myriad of different shapes, styles and sets of windows throughout the building, the architects have found ways to bring the outside indoors.

Traditional 'open office' design concepts typically only ever apply to the interior of an office. Whether that means workplaces with all glass walls, open seating concepts, getting rid of any traditional cubicle setting or even breaking down non-load bearing walls. However, these architects have found a way to incorporate those ideas and then expand on a more traditional open office design concept, turning it into its own entity. With glass walls around every office, open areas to congregate and natural lighting this open office design concept will assist and inspire its future inhabitants to collaborate, discuss, motivate, debate and ultimately stimulate creativity. The future employees will have a multitude of options when choosing to have meetings to further foster any innovative ideas.

Facility Builders & Erectors

August 20, 2013 | Comments: 0

Prefabricated Metal Buildings

Prefabricated metal buildings have been around for decades. They are a unique combination of durability and architectural finishes. Today's generation of metal buildings are structurally the same as previous generations; however, the architectural options and the aesthetics have greatly expanded. As energy efficiency and "green" building solutions become more important, steel buildings are becoming a more sensible solution.

Pre fabricated metal buildings, also known as building systems, steel buildings, and pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB) are all engineered, designed and fabricated in a controlled manufacturing environment and then shipped to the job site for assembly or erection.

Identifying a prefabricated metal building company is important, but it is equally as important to identify an organization who will insure it's accurate fabrication, delivery and erection.

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July 29, 2013 | Comments: 0

Commercial Metal Building

Should you find yourself in need for a commercial or industrial building, it would always be worth considering a Pre-Engineered Metal Building as a solution.

Some of the variables to consider when selecting a building type include the use of the buildings, location on the property, adjacencies to other buildings, distance from property lines, budget, architectural preferences and building codes.

Construction types can include frame and stucco, masonry, concrete tilt-up, structural steel and pre-engineer metal buildings.

Talking with a Design-Builder, who has a strong understanding of the different construction type of materials, can help bring focus to the building options for a specific building project.

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June 22, 2013 | Comments: 0

Steel Building Construction

Steel building construction is a smart way to save money on new buildings. In addition to reducing material and labor costs, steel structures can further benefit the owner by making use of renewable energy sources such as solar panels.

Less manpower and equipment is required with steel building construction due to the fact that structures are pre engineered at a factory.

Once the building is prefabricated, it is packaged and shipped to the construction site. From there, metal building erectors using skills and tools unique for erecting the frames, wall panels, insulation and installing doors, windows, and trims.

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November 07, 2012 | Comments: 0

Construction Management Services

Construction management encompasses all facets of building projects from start to finish. Tasks include acquiring design blueprints; preparing a budget; hiring subcontractors; obtaining insurance policies and building permits; and supervising the entire project.

Construction management coordinators work closely with everyone involved in the project. This might include design engineers, architects, subcontractors, carpenters, stonemasons, and other specialty tradesmen, as well as city council members or local bureaucrats.

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October 17, 2012 | Comments: 0

Steel Buildings Structures

Steel buildings have grown in popularity because of their durability and sustainability. The majority of these metal structures are produced from recycled steel, thus reducing the overall material costs. Better yet, most of the building materials can be recycled again at the end of the building's life cycle.

There are many uses for steel buildings. They are the top choice for aviation and aerospace facilities, industrial warehouses, manufacturing plants, and agriculture. Other uses include commercial buildings, churches, institutional, and self storage units. Metal buildings are also becoming more popular for use as residential housing.

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