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, distribution centers, food processing facilities, out buildings, 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.