Pre-engineering is a process frequently used in the construction of steel commercial buildings. The manufacturer ships the steel components to the site, where crews then construct them. Typical applications for these buildings include
- Large, industrial manufacturing facilities and warehouses
- Retail stores
- Distribution centers
- Medical offices
- Food processing facilities
- Sports complexes and community centers
What makes pre-engineered construction different from other manufacturing processes is that the firm that erects the building also designs it. This method is an example of a design/build system by which a single entity is responsible for every phase of the project, from concept to completion.