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Case Studies

Below is a listing of case studies produced by the MBMA. These case studies are available for free as a PDF download.


Designing educational campus facilities and their support buildings has changed dramatically and continues to evolve to meet new instructional paradigms and the demands related to the explosive evolution of technology tools. Metal buildings provide solutions from K-12 to colleges and universities and are used to house diverse building functions. See a variety of examples in this case study. Read More


Whether it’s a national institute, a state park management facility, a regional recycling complex, a city convention center or a community recreation space, many government agencies depend on metal building solutions. The document provides examples of how innovation and practicality merge through the cost-effective implementation of metal building systems. Read More


The retail market faces rapid change as demographics diversify, e-commerce grows and expectations change. Today's consumers know they can shop online more quickly and conveniently than traveling to a shopping center, mall or a warehouse store. Still, the touch and feel of retail products keeps consumers walking through the doors of brick-and-mortar stores throughout America. Read More


Commercial communities appear poised to usher in a new era that could redefine and revitalize the modern shopping experience at a time when the industry is at an inflection point—and developers are already relying on metal building systems as the method of construction to make these hip, high-end spaces a reality. Read More


Both the warehouse/distribution and self-storage markets depend heavily on metal building systems for their facilities. Why? The reasons are abundant. Read More


Whether brewing beer or distilling spirits, the alcohol beverage market remains strong throughout the U.S. These markets continue to grow dramatically. For each, metal buildings are a versatile, attractive and cost-efficient solution and can be used in a variety of applications. Read More


Sports and fitness are two related lifestyle industries that focus on leisure options for people of all ages, interests and incomes. Metal building systems accommodate these types of businesses very well for a variety of reasons. Read More


One of the most important technological advances in building construction is the standing seam metal roof. This system is used on virtually all metal buildings and many traditional structures due to its long lifespan, aesthetic appeal, and ability to withstand extreme weather such as high winds, heavy snow, hailstorms and wildfires. Read More


Vehicle sales and services are building categories that greatly benefit from metal building systems, and they accommodate these types of businesses very well for a variety of reasons. Read More