Any metal building system, no matter how well designed, may become a continuous source of problems if installed incorrectly. Erection of metal buildings is a specialized field in which the builder’s success depends on years of experience with a particular system or manufacturer. There is no single perfect way to construct a metal building, even in theory, as various manufacturers suggest slightly different methods of assembly, and erection techniques of various crews differ.


It is important that the customer selects an experienced and approved building contractor for erection of his building.


Anchor bolts should be installed only as per the “Issued for Construction” Anchor Bolt Setting Plan Only, and strict adherence to this drawing is required when placing anchor bolts prior to pouring of concrete for pedestals.




Upon delivery, the erection team should inspect the shipment. If the inspection discovers that packaged or nested metal components have become wet in transit, the erection is expected to unpack and dry them out to prevent rusting..


Experienced erectors store the building components in a logical way which helps, rather than hinders, future erection. They also plan the erection process beforehand and know when each building part is needed.


- Building components must be stored in accordance with US BUILDINGS instructions.


- Roofing and siding panels are normally kept in a slightly sloped position for drainage,


- Cold-formed girts and purlins may be stored flat, to eliminate hard points at the supports.


- Proper dunnage keeps the metal members off the ground rather than allowing them to sink into the mud.


- Rolls of fiberglass insulation are best kept off the ground and covered.


Normally, US BUILDINGS is not involved in the actual construction— of course, US BUILDINGS strongly recommends experienced Erection team to erect the building directly. US BUILDINGS will provide technical support when needed during the process of steel assembly. Erector is solely responsible for the means, methods, techniques, and sequences of construction. The erector should ensure that erection is in conjunction with the erection drawings provided for the project.