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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6 comments on “Best Time to Start Planning Your Steel Building Project

  1. Thanks for the information about building a steel garage. My wife and I want to build a steel garage on our property. Thanks for mentioning that the best time to plan to build a shed is the summer. I will have to make sure that I plan our build for the warm months so everything goes smoothly.

  2. I like what you recommend about planning the building as soon as possible. It makes sense that the more time you have to plan, the more likely it is that you’ll locate quality steels and construction contractors. I’ll have to remember this for my barn because I want it to last a long time and finding quality materials and a good building company would be helpful to ensure it’s durability.

  3. It’s true that the durability of steel buildings can be matched to no other material, as you said. It’s important to feel like your building is structurally sound and will support itself for a long time.

  4. I like that you mentioned the time it can take to get permits to build your structure. I want to get my commercial building up as soon as I can. I think using a contractor would be the best for me to help things go smoothly.

  5. I really appreciate that you mentioned that it’s important to start planning a steel building project soon, no matter what kind of building you are planing on making. Not only that, but it could be important to make sure you understand a lot about steel building so that you can have an informative discussion about it with professionals. Maybe even learning about some regulations could also be beneficial to the planning process.

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