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The Advantages of Pre-Engineered Steel Building Construction

The old adage, “Time is money” is especially true when it comes to new construction. One way to be sure that you’re saving time and money when building that new commercial, church, municipal or industrial facility is to choose a pre-engineered steel building system.

When planning, designing with as much efficiency as possible is critical to the overall value of your building. One way to accomplish this is with a pre-engineered steel building, whereby we are able to create clear, open spans in your structure including expansion capabilities off all walls as well as incorporating multiple building heights and roof lines specific to your use. These features benefit you, the owner, by providing the most cost-effective and efficient building system for your use. The advantages of this method result in economy and flexibility.

One of the great benefits of a pre-engineered steel building system is customization. We offer custom designs that are tailored to your operational needs. Whether you need an inviting storefront for your commercial business, an expansion of your church facility or a state-of-the-art refrigerated warehouse, a steel building can be modified to accommodate your needs. The applied finishes are long-lasting and weather resistant. PBS is experienced in all types of construction as there will be specific systems appropriate for individual needs. Our team will be able to advise you regarding the various factors that will influence the appropriate building system for you and your business based on use and specific engineering requirements as a result of your location.

As the supplier and erector of your steel building system, PBS will guide you through each stage of the planning, design and construction process as your single source of responsibility and contact in order to help you successfully complete your building project on time and within budget. To take advantage of our FREE Planning Guide click here or for more information contact our team at 855.672.4010. Plan for the future. Start today!

Our Planning, Design & Construction Process

PBS’ 5 STEP BUILDING PROCESS

 

Peninsula Building Systems (PBS) specializes in the design-build construction delivery method. By effectively utilizing this team build approach with our clients, PBS designs and builds many different types of efficient and cost effective facilities. This includes commercial, industrial, church and municipal projects. From design planning through completed construction, we honestly deliver what we promise. We achieve this through our seamless and proven 5 step design and construction delivery process.

1.) SCOPE DEVELOPMENT

Initial vision casting and planning with you and/or your leadership team as it relates to your needs for renovation, expansion or new construction.

2.) DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT

Pre–Construction planning including master planning and a detailed preliminary design development package which consists of a site plan, floor plan layout(s), elevation(s) and 3–D rendered images. Once this design development package has been approved a comprehensive accounting of all costs will be prepared in the form of a turnkey and single source of responsibility design/build guaranteed maximum price (GMP) agreement.

3.) CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

Careful in-house coordination of all architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering as well as civil engineering construction documents. During this step of our process, the work will include coordination and planning with the appropriate local, county and state authorities in preparation for and procurement of all the required project permits for construction approval.

4.) CONSTRUCTION

Professional project management and oversight of all on-site personnel including the coordination of all construction related documentation and activities for the safe and efficient progression of your construction project.

5.) OCCUPANCY

Thorough review of final construction details to ensure all requirements have been met and our owner has a clear and concise understanding of the projects components and approval of their new facility prior to occupying their building.


Our desire is to help guide you through this process in a seamless and transparent manner. We’re here to help. For more information, please contact our team at 920.868.2229 or click here. Plan for the future. Start today. We look forward to working together!

How Renovation Can Lead to Team Productivity

At Peninsula Building Systems (PBS), we’ve successfully designed and executed many commercial renovations over the years. We’ve experienced firsthand the positive change a renovation can have on the overall mood and functionality of a space.

When was the last time you invested in the look and feel of your workspace? Has it become outdated or does it feel uninspired? Maybe you’ve considered renovating but you’re not sure if your return on investment will be worthwhile. As a business owner, your workplace is the visual representation of your company and should be inviting to everyone who steps inside. This includes both your team and customers of the business. By periodically renovating your space, you’re investing in the long-term growth of your business and your team.

A Happy Team is a More Productive Team

There are many benefits to having a happy team. Arguably, one of the biggest benefits is higher productivity. Harvard Business Review calls this the “Happiness Dividend”. Their research found that having happy employees raises sales by an average of 37%, productivity by 31%, and accuracy on tasks by 19%. Those are dramatic results! Although strong leadership, internal programs and benefits all contribute to these numbers, having an inviting and functional space where your team feels energized, motivated and at peace is equally important.

How to Improve Your Commercial Space

At PBS, we have been blessed with many great partnerships over the years on projects ranging from commercial and industrial facilities, to churches and dental/medical practices. Project success begins in the early planning and development stage. From the beginning, we listen to our customer’s desires and develop a plan that will ultimately streamline the renovation process while carefully navigating the logistics of an often occupied environment.

  • There are many different ways you can improve the productivity and functionality of your space. Below are a few examples.
  • Add conference rooms and other group work areas
  • Add a “brain break” room with activities that increase blood flow and spark creativity
  • Create an open floor plan by eliminating walls that create unnecessary barriers
  • Install additional windows for added sunlight
  • Invest in updated furniture, fixtures and fresh paint

There are many factors that go into renovating a successful commercial space. A few updates, big or small, can make a huge difference. For more information, please contact our team at 920.868.2229 or click here. We look forward to discussing how we may serve you.

The Clear Path to a Successful Building Project

As you begin to plan for your new building or expansion, it is important that you form an understanding of what you want to accomplish by the construction or expansion of your building(s). Once you understand and know what you are trying to accomplish, planning for your facility will be more seamless. As planning begins, our approach is to guide you through an informational discovery process, first by listening and then by asking clarifying questions which will help to establish a framework for our planning, design and construction process.

Generally speaking, a leader or perhaps a few key leaders will be the ones making the decision on the direction of this new facility or expansion. Your design-build partner is then empowered to serve as your quarterback for the development of a plan that will accomplish your intended objective in building. Needs and wants will be filtered for priority consistent with your budget. As your project begins to take shape, form will meet function leading to a design that meets your needs, is within budget and accommodates planning for growth.

The specific role of your design-builder is to provide guidance. It is imperative that you empower your design-build partner to provide the input and guidance you have sought relating to the appropriate steps to bring your project to fruition. Be open about an established and attainable budget range which will save considerable time and lead to more accurate planning for your present and long term benefit. For some reason owners will occasionally choose to withhold an answer to the question of budget for fear of your design-build partner seeking to maximize your budget. If this fear is present, you have the wrong partner. Allowing your trusted professionals to be equipped with as much information about your business as possible will allow for them to guide you through the process. Every so often we will come across owners who have studied upon the processes of design and construction. While there is good insight available from Google, books and other resources, wouldn’t it make sense to work with a trusted partner who have proven themselves and have experience in projects similar to yours?

While there is good insight available from Google, books and other resources, wouldn’t it make sense to work with a trusted partner who have proven themselves and have experience in projects similar to yours?

For example, studying up on surgery before you experience it does not mean that you will tell a surgeon how to perform the delicate process that he navigates through on a daily basis. You are simply more aware of what “could be”. Allow your trusted design-build partner with years of experience to take the reins for you allowing your time to be spent growing your business....keeping the main thing, the main thing.

In short, and what should come as no surprise, a successful building project will be the result of open and transparent communication among all involved. Once again, it is imperative that you meet and speak openly with your design-builder. Trust them...Rely on them.....If you don’t, do not hire them. On most occasions you are entering into a partnership that will mature over quite a few months, and occasionally years. Our desire is to help guide you through the planning, design and construction process in a seamless and transparent manner. We’re here to help you. Before you make any plans please give us a call.

PBS is experienced in the planning, design and construction of many different types of facilities including a portfolio of successful commercialindustrialchurch and municipal projects. For more information, please contact our team at (920) 868-2229 or click here. We look forward to serving you.

The Clear Path to a Successful Church Building Project

As you begin to dream about the future of your ministry, it is imperative that the leadership has unity in the type of ministry or outreach it desires to be before you can accurately plan for your facility. Once unity is established you can then begin to clearly plan what type of building, renovation or expansion will be best. As planning begins, our approach is to guide the leadership through an informational discovery process, first by listening and then asking clarifying questions which helps to establish a framework for a more seamless process.

Generally speaking, a building team is formed to represent the ideas and vision of the greater whole of the ministry. Your design-build partner is then empowered to act as your quarterback for the development of an appropriate plan to carry out your vision. Needs and wants will be filtered for priority consistent with budget. As your project begins to take shape, form will meet function leading to a design that meets your needs, is within budget, and allows for long term growth.

The specific role of the design-builder brought in by the ministry is to provide guidance. It is imperative that you empower your design-build partner to provide the input and guidance you have sought relating to the appropriate steps to bring your project to fruition. Be open about an established and attainable budget range which will save considerable time and lead to more accurate planning for your benefit. For some reason ministries often choose to reserve an accurate answer to the question of budget out of fear of your design-build partner maximizing your budget. If this is the case; you have the wrong partner. Allowing the professionals, equipped with as much information about the ministry as possible will help streamline the process of planning, design and construction. Every so often we will come across leaders who have “studied” up on the processes of design and construction. While there is good insight available from Google, books and other resources; wouldn’t it make sense to grow into a trusting relationship with a firm that has vast experience in projects similar to yours?

While there is good insight available from Google, books and other resources; wouldn’t it make sense to grow into a trusting relationship with a firm that has vast experience in projects similar to yours?

For example, studying up on surgery before you experience it doesn’t mean you will tell a surgeon how to perform what he does each and every day. You are simply more aware of what “could” be. Allow your trusted design-build firm with years of experience to take the reins for you.

In short, and as no surprise, a successful building project will be the result of great communication among all involved. It is imperative that you meet and talk openly with your design-builder. Trust them...Rely on them....If you don’t....Do Not Hire them. On most occasions you are entering a marriage for the better part of a few years. Our desire is to help guide you through the planning, design and construction process in a seamless and transparent manner. We’re here to help you. Before you make any plans, please give us a call.

PBS is experienced in the planning, design and construction of many different types of facilities including a portfolio of successful church, commercial, industrial and municipal projects. For more information, please contact our team at (920) 868-2229 or click here. We look forward to discussing how we may serve you.