Are pre-engineered steel buildings a good idea for recreational buildings? If you have any familiarity with pre-engineered steel for buildings, the question may have crossed your mind of whether or not this type of construction is truly advantageous, and if so, for what. You may or may not have had some experience with pre-engineered construction already, but we can offer a closer look that will allow you to observe all that a steel structure can do for your business, your home, or your community, especially your recreational structure.
Purposes of recreational buildings can be wide-ranging. They can hold any number of activities from sports practices and matches to hosting community events to showing animals. With such a wide variety of possible uses, there are a few structural features that are of particular importance when designing and constructing a recreational facility. Having good steel recreational building lighting is important for the safety and performance of anyone using the recreational facility. Ventilating metal buildings for sports also ensures safety and top performance, and having quiet recreational steel buildings allows for people to focus well and have a more enjoyable experience using the recreational facility. How does steel construction exceed other building materials for recreational facilities in these three areas of lighting, ventilation, and noise?
Steel Recreational Building Lighting
A recreational building should be well lit in order for athletes to see well to play and for audiences to see well to watch them rise to victory. Metal construction gives recreational buildings a great advantage when it comes to lighting. Many Norseman Structures recreational buildings are built with fabric that protects the interior well, but allows for great use of natural light. This not only optimizes the experience inside the recreational buildings, it also reduces costs for energy to power excessive lighting inside the building.
When it comes to operating a great recreational facility, this cost reduction and improved lighting can make a big difference. Metal recreational structures with fabric are an advantageous choice for buildings for sports, and energy use is such a major expense when it comes to recreational buildings! If you have owned or operated recreational buildings in your community for a while, or you are designing and building one for the first time, pre-engineered steel is a great option to consider for your project. It will cut down your costs significantly compared to any current facilities you might have, and if it is your first one, will save you a lot of expense you might have otherwise incurred through traditional construction of a facility.
Getting adequate lighting in facilities built through traditional construction can be challenging. Lighting your building well for recreational purposes better ensures safety as well, as lighting is so important to any recreational related activity as well as other purposes. Having lesser liabilities due to better lighting in your building will take a lot of uncertainty out of owning and operating a recreational facility, and can save you some unexpected expenses as your community and teams will be safer and better protected when they can perform in good quality lighting.
Ventilating Metal Buildings for Sports
Having good ventilation inside a recreational building is important, as athletes and audiences alike need a lot of oxygen. Thankfully, steel recreational structures have some of the best ventilation of any sports structure design. These buildings allow air to pass through the wide interior space effectively, while still preserving and regulating an ideal indoor environment sheltered from the outdoor elements.
Having great ventilation is a must for recreational facilities. Without needing to spend large amounts of energy and resources the way other structures would, metal recreational structures keep costs even lower on great ventilation. Just think, with ventilation this effective in your building, you may even need less air conditioning running in your building as well. Not only could you save on lighting, but you could save significantly on HVAC expenses for your facility.
Better ventilation inside your building can also reduce liabilities in your building as well. A well-ventilated building is a safer building, especially when it comes to recreation, and you can be better prepared for ensuring and protecting the safety of your community and teams that use your facility with a well-ventilated steel building. If you have questions about ventilating metal buildings or anything else regarding pre-fabricated steel structures, you can always ask us at Image Building Systems!
Quiet Recreational Steel Buildings
Indoor sporting facilities can be loud. Large vaulted ceilings echoing with parent’s bellowing out encouragement, sneakers squeaking on wood, competitors jeering their opponents, great big joyful noise. We have all been to these large buildings where despite all the open space, noise seams to fill and overflow. Indoor recreation is meant to be bright and loud, thunderous. An echo distorts noise, makes it difficult for coaches to give feedback and for children to hear and heed their parent’s instructions.
Large sporting arenas hire acoustic engineers to design their soundscapes and to ensure perfect noise absorption. If an additional engineer and a sound absorption plan is not in your facilities budget, we have a solution for you. Saving this expense and additional time investment can mean a lot to you as an owner or operator of a recreational facility as well. Every role to play and expense to pay that can be eliminated by simply designing a more efficient building counts, and we want to make steel construction benefits count for your recreational buildings.
Having better sound quality inside a recreational building is much better for both your community and teams that use your facility, allowing for better focus, better performance, and an all-around better experience. Don’t underestimate the value of great sound quality and noise reduction within large buildings, especially ones used by groups of people on the scale that recreational facilities are used.
Norseman Structures designed their Shelter Solutions to withstand harsh climate, years of use, and to make their interiors bright, airy, and quiet. Image Building Systems will work with you to design the perfect indoor recreation facility for your needs. These fabric structures are the ideal space for a year-round training facility or a practice field. They have big open floor plans and absorb the perfect amount of noise.
Your Own Steel Recreational Facility
There’s almost nothing you can’t use a space inside a metal structure for! Having the flexibility and versatility a metal structure offers means you can adapt to situations as needed. It’s useful to have this freedom, irregardless of whether your structure is for commercial recreational use, for your community, or for residential purposes and recreation. With the development of steel construction over the years, there is a wide variety of possibilities in not only building function, but also the visual appearance and aesthetic of your building. This is great news, since the appearance of buildings can make a bigger difference than ever in today’s recreational architecture! There are so many options in visual design, and having a building material that does not limit these options gives you the upper hand when it comes to visual design of your recreational facility as well.
Reducing your energy use and cost of power to operate your facility are just a few of the ways steel benefits you and your recreational facility. Steel is also reusable and recyclable material; more than 80 million tons of steel are estimated to be recycled per year. Because steel can be completely recycled, our buildings are sustainable and a great form of waste-free construction. You can save money on construction and operating your facility at the same time as you can lighten your environmental conscience with the knowledge that you have one of the most eco-friendly construction options for recreational buildings out there.
It’s time to hire a steel construction contractor for your next project! You can’t go wrong with a pre-engineered steel structure, and after seeing all the benefits metal for construction can offer you, you have every reason to invest in this great option today. Our team is here and ready to design and build a steel structure we know you’ll love and benefit from for years and years to come. Make an investment in steel construction today, we know you’ll never go back to traditional construction once you experience the difference for yourself.
If you’re planning a new indoor recreation or sporting center, give Image Building Systems a call. Contact us to find out why so many in Arizona love our recreational structures, and why the quality of our work and the expertise of our team are the most trusted!
Whether you’re building a commercial establishment, an industrial facility, a manufacturing plant, a recreational institution, an agricultural structure, or a residential building, you want a solid foundation you can rely on. We have you covered, and the affordable, energy-saving, cost-effective, construction we do takes less time and is durable, giving you a structure you can trust and use for just about any purpose. Talk to Image Building Systems today, let us show you how pre-manufactured construction with metal can be the perfect fit for your construction needs.