When Prefab Steel Should Be Used for Recreational Buildings
When most people think of a sports facility they imagine a large football stadium or an huge basketball arena. They often times do not think of the local sports facility. Which year in and year out services thousands of communities throughout the U.S. Interestingly enough, a majority of the sports facilities in the country are smaller local venues. In fact at last estimate there were roughly 36,000 local sports facilities. And many of these were built using prefab metal buildings.
Why Prefab Sports Buildings Have Become So Popular
One thing can be said for certain, and that is as soon as steel and metal building kits were introduced into the world of stadium and sports facility building, their designs became incredibly more intricate and elegant. When these facilities were first starting to be built during the late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s they were all built out of wood. While these buildings had their own level of panache, they were very often costly to repair and maintain. Not to mention that they were often times susceptible to the elements and various disasters. For instance South End Grounds in Boston, where the Boston Braves baseball team played had to be rebuilt 3 times in its 40-year history. By today’s standards rebuilding a sports facility 3 times in 40 years is unthinkable.
On a smaller scale many athletic associations throughout the country do not have the funds to build a wood or brick and mortar structure. Nor at this point would they want to. They want to know that their facility is going to stand the test of time. And because of this they are using metal building kits, to construct prefab sports buildings.
Not only are these prefab sports buildings much cheaper to construct and maintain. But they also look better then traditional sports buildings. There are also wide open, because of the clear-span design that is used. Which means that there are no interior columns obstructing view or play. This allows the prefab sports building to be used for any type of sport. And they are not limited to a single sport or even a single field.
Like other prefab metal buildings, prefab sports buildings are constructed with materials that are lighter then traditional construction materials. This means that you can use less of a foundation to construct them. And save on the cost of pouring concert. As great as all of this is, one of the main reasons why prefab sport buildings have become so popular is because of how easy they are to construct. Due to the use of metal buildings kits, a small team with no expertise can easily put these structures together.
So as to not overwhelm you with information that is probably not going to be conducive to your decision making process, let’s take a look the cost difference between an exterior shell build of a brick and mortar building and a prefab steel building. By exterior shell build, we mean the actually building, the erection of that building, and the concrete foundation that it would sit on. This will allow you to see the difference in price of the actual building materials and what you can expect moving forward.
What Types of Sports Can Benefit from the Use of Metal Building Kits?
In reality just about any sport can benefit from the use of metal building kits or prefab metal buildings. If you need an indoor facility in which to play basketball, then you can use metal building kits to achieve this. If you want a covered but exposed tennis court, you can use prefab metal buildings to do this as well. You are only limited by your imagination and your need.
A great example of the creativity that is being displayed with prefab metal buildings is the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium that is being built for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. You can see an animation of the building process here. It is being fully constructed out of shipping containers and prefabricated materials.
While you may not need a 40,000-seat stadium like the Ras Abu Aboud, it is a great example of what is being done in the world of prefabricated steel buildings. And can hopefully be an inspiration for you, and your own plans.
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