This edition of the Vulcan Steel Structures e-newsletter contains:
The New Technologies of Metal!
I can hardly believe that we’re over ½ way through 2022. Schools will start soon if they have not already; before you know it, football season will be in full swing.
Our plant hasn’t slowed down, and we continue to deliver projects to our clients, such as Murray Ford Superstore in Kingsland, GA. Check out their Facebook page to see progress on their build. They even uploaded a video of us delivering to them.
It’s always fun to meet new people through the projects that we work on. This month’s project highlight, Cape Fear Regional Jetport, provided our team the opportunity to meet and work with Howie Franklin, airport director, and retired United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. Mr. Franklin had a distinguished career, and we enjoyed hearing about him serving on Air Force One. He’s even authored a book of over 300 stories of his memories titled “Yes Sir! Mr. President”.
I also wanted to share that METALCON Live! will be presenting “The New Technologies of Metal” during a free webinar on August 10th. Tune in to learn more about advancements in emerging technologies for the metal industry and how the metal market can utilize new technologies to create job compression and increased sales and networking opportunities for metal contractors.
Until next time,
Under Construction: Murray Ford Superstore
Murray Ford Superstore in Kingsland, GA has served South Georgia and North Florida since 2015. They were founded by Dale Murray and are a family-owned business that cares about ensuring its customers have a top-notch customer service experience.
So, when it was time to build a new service center, they turned to the experts at Vulcan Steel Structures, also known for top-notch customer service, and the experienced team at Hudson Construction Company, Kingsland, GA.
This new, state-of-the-art facility is a gable building measuring 119′ 0″ x 207′ 2″ x 21′ 6″. It includes a 1/12 slope roof composed of 24-gauge Galvalume DL 324 Roof panels and will have 26-gauge standard color PBR Walls. The exterior has just over 7′ left open for masonry and will have a 26-gauge standard Color PBR Liner installed above.
Check out their progress at Murray Ford Superstore
Featured Project: Cape Fear Regional Jetport
Cape Fear, North Carolina got its name in 1585 when sailors feared their ship would wreck1. The area continued to strike fear into people with the 1962 psychological thriller of the same name and was reinforced in 1991 with an equally fearful remake starring Robert DeNiro.
But Cape Fear is anything but a scary place. The region offers 60 miles of white sandy beaches lapped by blue-green water, and historic beachside villages offering visitors a trip to paradise. And that’s not all, the region is home to the Cape Fear Regional Jetport and one of Vulcan Steel’s most recent hangar projects.
The 9100 square foot hangar is privately owned and includes a Higher Power Hydraulic Door. Built by Guy Auger of GRA Construction Inc, the gable building includes a 1/12 Roof Slope, 24-gauge Galvalume PBR Roof, 24-gauge standard color PBR Walls, two 60’ x 16’ Framed Openings, 8’ PBR Liner throughout the interior of the building and one 70’ longitudinal partition.
Source: 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Fear_(headland)
Industry News: Commercial Energy Code Update
The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), together with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), published a new energy code cycle in January 2021: IECC 2021/ASHRAE 90.1-2019.
The new code cycle is the latest edition in a long series of updates spanning many years. In fact, the original ASHRAE standard was published in 1975. Since then, multiple editions have been adopted throughout the U.S., with each cycle containing increasingly stringent requirements. Due to the complexity of each new code cycle, contractors often find themselves wondering, “What do I need to do to meet the code?” While the answer to this question depends on various factors, such as project location and budget, there are a few basic tips to help builders navigate the latest energy code cycle and get their projects up to code.