Architects & Specifiers for Steel Buildings
Most of American Buildings award winning projects are the result of close collaboration with design professionals. We are committed to providing architects, designers and engineers the tools they require for specifications, building design, and value engineering. We can even help in determining how to meet the new more stringent energy codes throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Leading the industry in technology, design flexibility, estimating ease and longevity, quality and value for more than seven decades, American Buildings is one of the largest and most experienced manufacturers of custom engineered metal building systems in the world. With one of the widest arrays of product offerings, from a simple structures to complex multi-story buildings, American’s Builder network throughout North America has the expertise to deliver top-quality metal building systems and services.
Going Green Is Easier with Metal Building Systems
Metal building systems are the poster child for sustainability and green building, as steel is the most recycled material on the planet. The typical American Buildings building is manufactured from at least 70% recycled steel. To top that, at the end of its useful life, 100% of an American building can be recycled into a variety of steel products including new cars, appliances, buildings and bridges.
American Buildings was the first metal buildings manufacturer in North America to switch to 100% cool paint systems as standard, with no up charge, for all roof and wall panels. This environmentally friendly cool technology was originally developed for stealth aircraft in the U.S. military. These coatings help generate lower environmental temperatures, reducing smog and the heat island effect. What’s more, they help reduce cooling costs in hot summer months.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
ABC details buildings using BIM 3D as a standard practice at no additional cost. Providing customers with a modeling system that can display an exact replica of their building leads to confidence and peace of mind for the life cycle of the project. Because ABC controls the entire building shell, BIM modeling is fast and easy.