Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings (PEMB) use a combination of:
- Structural steel framing system
- Metal roofing system
- Wall panels of varying materials
Wall panels can be a variety of choices, from single skin sheeting with added insulation to insulated sandwich panels. The concept is designed to provide a complete building envelope system which is:
- Energy efficient
- Temperature controlled
- Designed to suite specific user specifications
Advantages of Using Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings
Reduction in Construction Time
Buildings are typically delivered in just a short time after approval of drawings. Foundation and anchor bolts are cast parallel with finished, ready for the site bolting. Use of PEMBs have the potential to drastically reduce total construction time of the project. This also allows faster occupancy and earlier realization of revenue for building owners.
Due to the systems approach, there is a significant saving in structural component design, manufacturing and on-site erection cost. The secondary members and cladding bundled can also reduce transportation cost.
Flexibility of Expansion
Buildings can be easily expanded in length by adding additional bays. Also, expansion in width and height is possible by pre-designing PEMBs for future expansion.
As buildings are manufactured completely in the factory under controlled conditions the quality is easier to manage vs. on project sites.
Buildings are manufactured with high quality paint for cladding and steel, applied in a controlled environment, which results in long durability and low maintenance costs.
Energy Efficient Roofing and Wall Systems
Buildings can be supplied with polyurethane insulated panels or fiberglass blanket insulation to achieve required R values.
Building systems can be supplied with various types of metal wall panels, fascia, canopies, and curved eaves and are designed to accommodate pre-cast concrete wall panels, curtain walls, block walls as well as other wall systems.
Systems Availability and Compatibility
As the complete PEMB is supplied by a single vendor, compatibility of all the building components and accessories is assured. This is another of the major benefits of the pre-engineered metal building systems.