Best Time to Start Planning Your Steel Building Project

Steel buildings can be built in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. But there are better times than others. At Steelsmith, we recommend completing the construction portion of your steel building project in the Summer. Here’s why you start planning your steel building project now, in early Spring.

Regions with warm summers and snowy winters have more adverse weather conditions that can interrupt the building process. These interruptions lead to increased construction time, which in turn, results in longer project completion time and higher construction costs.

Although you can’t control the weather, and windy and rainy conditions can occur in any season,  we still recommend planning to build within the season with the best odds for good weather; the summer.

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The amount of time it takes to complete a steel building project varies drastically. Simple buildings that only require architectural packages results in a streamlined building process, which leads to the quickest overall project completion time (as early as 6 weeks). More complex or very large steel building projects that require extensive permitting or intricate, customized design-build services can lead to longer overall project completion time. Since project time varies so much, we highly suggest you begin your conversation with one of our sales managers early in your planning process.

No matter what type of steel building you plan on building – simple, complex, or something in between, you should start planning now. Completing the planning process sooner than needed is better than unforeseen obstacles that cause your erection date to be pushed back into less ideal building seasons. Examples of unforeseen obstacles that can lengthen project time include items like delays in obtaining zoning and building permits, or handling failed boring (soil) tests.

On average, steel buildings at Steelsmith take about 3 weeks to design, and 2-3 months to complete from design to erection. That is why right now, early Spring is the absolute best time to start planning your building project. Now is the time to start taking the steps needed to begin your project, so you are ready to build in the easiest construction months of the year:  June, July and August. Call and speak to your Steelsmith Sales Manager today so we can help you complete your steel building project during the best months to keep construction scheduling on time.

Your Steelsmith Sales Managers are available Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM EST: 1.866.603.5053

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