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Aluminum Buildings Design & Engineering

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

PSE Consulting Engineers, Inc., PSE, is the industry leader in the design and engineering of structurally sound aluminum buildings and structures of all types. Aluminum is a favored building material due to its low weight, corrosion resistance, and exceptional strength. Because of these benefits, aluminum is used to build a wide range of sustainable structures and buildings.

Our structural engineers can design and engineer a variety of aluminum 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 as a Sustainable Structural Engineering Material 

  • 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.

Aluminum Building Design

Aluminum Bike Shelter

At PSE, our extensive experience in aluminum structure design and engineering allows us to create the perfect structure for you or your business. Our structural engineers provide 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 buildings 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.
  • Aluminum is corrosion-resistant, which means that the aluminum 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 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 structures furthers this initiative.

Refer to the Aluminum Design Manual by the Aluminum Association.

Aluminum Buildings and Structures from PSE

At PSE Consulting Engineers, Inc. our experts work with you to build an aluminum structure that will last.  From sustainable housing to massive industrial facilities, our structural engineers create plans for aluminum buildings that you can trust. Whether you’re building a new residential property or a commercial hub, our experts will ensure that you get the most out of your aluminum structure. Contact us today to learn more.