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Aluminum Buildings

when-to-choose-aluminum-1Aluminum for Buildings, Canopies, Awnings or Modular Homes.

PSE Consulting Engineers, Inc., PSE, is the industry leader in the design and engineering of structurally sound buildings and structures of all types. Aluminum buildings being one of many types of structures that we specialize in.

Aluminum can be used for a variety of structures including:

  • Smaller Shelters
  • Garages & Shops
  • Pedestrian Bridges
  • Permanent and mobile bleachers
  • Canopies and Awnings
  • Staircases and railings
  • Military structures
  • Trade Show & Entertainment displays
  • … and much more!

 

Aluminum Building Design

Aluminum Bike Shelter PSE can produce engineering services that are both efficient and cost effective for the client.

Advantages of building with aluminum include:

  • Aluminum is a lightweight material, so aluminum homes/buildings/structures are easily transportable.
  • Lending itself to a limitless number of structure types, aluminum can be used for any purpose.
  • A unique combination of properties makes aluminum one of our most versatile engineering and construction materials.
  • Aluminum is light in mass, yet some of its alloys have strength greater than that of structural steel.
  • Its corrosion resistant, means that the structure is naturally sound and viable in the long-term. When aluminum surfaces are exposed to the atmosphere, a thin invisible oxide skin forms immediately, this protects the metal from further oxidation.
  • Aluminum is often used without any finish coating or painting. The cost of the initial painting alone may result in steel being more expensive than aluminum. Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust.
  • As a reusable resource, aluminum building often utilizes recycled metal and can be reused when the structure is no longer needed.
  • Lightness is one of aluminum’s most useful characteristics. The specific gravity is about 2.7. The mass and weight, of aluminum is roughly 35 percent that of iron, and 30 percent of that of copper.
  • Modular homes by their very nature incorporate recycled materials, and the process of building and assembly is inherently eco-friendly, using less energy and resources than on-site construction. The use of aluminum for modular structures furthers this initiative.

Refer to the Aluminum Design Manual by the Aluminum Association.

 

  • As a reusable resource, aluminum building often utilizes recycled metal and can be reused when the structure is no longer needed.
  • Lightness is one of aluminum’s most useful characteristics. The specific gravity is about 2.7. The mass and weight, of aluminum is roughly 35 percent that of iron, and 30 percent of that of copper.
  • Modular buildings are a great opportunity to use aluminum, and by their very nature incorporate recycled materials, and the process of building and assembly is inherently eco-friendly, using less energy and resources than on-site construction. The use of aluminum for modular buildings furthers this initiative.
Aluminum-Bleachers

PSE’s modular home design options are created to meet all state and local building requirements. Assembly on-site is also inspected by the local regulating bodies. For more information on modular homes, please see our modular homes page.