Do I Require a Certified Building?
When building a steel structure you will need to discover whether you require it to be certified or not. Local building regulations may require a permit which means that your building will have to be certified. Should you have any unanswered questions after reading this page please contact us so that one of our specialists may assist you.
What is a Certified Building?
Certified buildings are those that have blueprints which are approved by an engineer. You will require their stamp of approval if you must obtain a building permit. Should you decide not to comply with certification requirements, code enforcement officials may come knocking on your door informing you that the building must be demolished. Certified buildings are further enforced with more braces and utilize mobile home (auger) anchors for ground installation which are stronger than standard pin anchors used in uncertified buildings.
Should I Get a Certified Building Even If I’m Not Required To?
Even if you are not required to obtain permits in your area, there are many reasons why you should choose an upgrade to Certified. Not only is a Certified building designed to meet local codes, but Certified also relates to the weather that the structure can withstand. High winds, heavy snow, and extreme conditions are all taken into account with the engineering of your structure. The certification makes for a much stronger, safer and more durable structure not to mention peace of mind.