Pre-engineered Steel Buildings – Who pulls the permit?

steel building preliminary drawings

A common feature of any pre-engineered steel building is utilizing tapered columns and rafters. This allows the engineers to design the main frame members that support your building with a reduction of steel while still maintaining the structural rigidity to meet the design criteria. Since we get quite a few questions about dealing with the columns when a customer wants to finish and interior, we thought a couple of illustrations might help explain this part of a steel building.

Steel Building Columns – Tapered vs Straight

steel building tapered column illustration

A common feature of any pre-engineered steel building is utilizing tapered columns and rafters. This allows the engineers to design the main frame members that support your building with a reduction of steel while still maintaining the structural rigidity to meet the design criteria. Since we get quite a few questions about dealing with the columns when a customer wants to finish and interior, we thought a couple of illustrations might help explain this part of a steel building.

Steel Building Price Increases

hot rolled coil steel chart oct-20

Steel Building Price IncreasesUpdated February 2021 If you look at most any pre-engineered steel building quote, you will probably see a line that says pricing is valid for X number of days.  Could be 5, 10, 15 days.  You may ask yourself why the time limit on a quote? Most people understand that steel is a commodity product which means …

Jeff McPhail

Jeff McPhail

Jeff McPhail Jeff is the marketing manager here at Renegade Steel Buildings.  He handles all our marketing from social media to advertising as well as website development and IT support.  He studied Electronics Engineering in college which helps in his troubleshooting skills.  After college he worked in the graphics arts industry for many years supporting pre-press systems as a regional …

John Kivett

John Kivett

John Kivett John is the numbers guy here at Renegade Steel Buildings.  While most of our customers interface with one of the sales/project managers here, John is involved with every job behind the scenes.  From processing order deposits to auditing each job as it goes through the process from engineering to fabrication, John is methodical in accounting for everything involved …

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson Michael Nelson is our newest member of the team here at Renegade.  While he may only have a couple of months under his belt here, you can rest assured that his attention to detail is great and every deal he works on is checked by our general manager through his training period. His previous experience comes from many …

James Welch

Renegade SteelBuildings James Welch

James Welch James Welch has been at Renegade almost 4 years.  His name may sound familiar if you know much about Renegade Buildings and the founder Kevin Welch.  Yes, they are brothers.  James moved from Florida to Georgia when the opportunity to work at Renegade came available. His previous experience comes from many years in the auto industry.  He was …

Kevin Giddens

Kevin Giddens

Kevin Giddens Kevin “Redd” Giddens is one of the newest members of the team here at Renegade.  With that being said, he has been here almost two years.  He also shares a first name with our owner, so be sure to ask for him by his full name. Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge from his almost 40 years of …

Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll Jim is the senior account representative at Renegade having been here almost 8 years.  He has sold and serviced over 435 buildings all across the US with many repeat and referral customers and contractors.  The fact that so many of his customers come back to purchase additional buildings speaks volumes to his customer satisfaction.  When you talk to …

Lee NeSmith

Lee NeSmith at work

Lee NeSmith Lee is the General Manager here at Renegade.  He has been here since Renegade was started 10 years ago in 2010.  His experience in the steel building industry goes back nearly 25 years.  He has sold, managed and even ran a turn key division in the past.  His current responsibilities include sales, training and managing the day to …