Koehn Building Systems specializes in Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings (PEMB) and is widely known in Kansas and Missouri for our expertise in PEMB. Our team has been working with pre-engineered metal buildings since 2008, and we are an active member of the Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA). Additionally, our owners have over 20+ years of experience in the construction industry, completing projects across Missouri and Kansas.
We work with either the end-user (i.e. building owner/facility manager), or with qualified architects, to design and erect pre-engineered metal buildings. To give you a few examples of our work, we’ve completed pre-engineered metal buildings for Evans Pipe and Steel, Cook Auction Company, and Montrose Community Building.
The benefits of pre-engineered metal buildings are nearly limitless. For the sake of illustration, we will bridle our own excitement and love for commercial steel buildings by showcasing just a few of our clients’ favorite aspects of pre-engineered metal buildings:
Prefab metal buildings are engineered and designed specifically for your needs making them the perfect building solution.
Due to the inherent strength of metal buildings and built-in support structure, the metal building’s clear span far exceeds wood framed buildings. For example, a 200-foot clear span is easily doable when it comes to PEMB.
Unlike its wood counterpart, pre-engineered metal buildings can stand for generations since they do not age the same way from traditional elements such as weather, termite damage, etc. Additionally, when desired, pre-engineered metal buildings can be reskinned aesthetically, even 50 years down the road, and it will look like a new structure.
Since pre-engineered metal buildings have a structure that is built from steel, they are less likely to be damaged by critters (i.e. termites, carpenter ants, bark beetles, etc.). Additionally, due to the structural makeup, a PEMB is less susceptible to damage from natural elements including high-wind storms, lightning, excessive snow weight, etc.
There are many different “accepted methods” to construct and install a traditional building which leads to a lack of consistency between builders which can cause issues down the road. On the other hand, there is only one properly defined methodology for erecting pre-engineered metal buildings which leads to a consistent, higher quality building completion.
Since the buildings are pre-engineered, it is typically a much more rapid process to both produce and install the final building, which leads to time saved and a quicker occupancy turnaround.
Insurance companies estimate insurance premiums based on likelihood of a payout and the projected cost of replacing the structure. Thus, the more damage-resistant your building is, the lower risk faced by the insurance company. PEMB buildings are less likely to be damaged by earthquakes, hurricane-force winds, and heavy snows due to a greater strength-to-weight ratio. Naturally, steel also is more resistant to fire, mold/mildew, termites, and other organic elements. All of these factors can lead to lower insurance costs for your commercial steel building.
Some individuals may think of pre-engineered metal buildings as a static, one-size-fits-all approach. However, this could not be further from the truth. Due to pre-engineered metal buildings being initially designed to specifications and having a great strength-to-weight ratio, the customizability of PEMB is virtually unlimited.
For example, whether you are looking for a 40 foot by 60 foot building, or a facility with a 200,000+ square feet with 50 foot wide doors, a PEMB could be easily built to either specification. As a proud MBCEA member, our team specializes in designing and erecting pre-engineered metal buildings, and our goal is to truly focus on what’s the best fit for your specific needs and functionality requirements.
If you’re interested in a Pre-Engineered Metal Building, the first step is to reach out to our team so we can assess your needs and provide a customized quote. To get started, please give us a call at 417-395-4305 or fill out our contact form online.