What equipment do I need to erect a metal building?

To construct a small metal building such as a shed, you'll need:

  • Wrenches to tighten the bolts
  • A cordless drill for the self-tapping screws
  • A long level to make sure that everything is straight
  • A spud wrench or large screwdriver to line up the bolt holes on the main beams

Larger buildings may require rented construction equipment, such as a scissor lift or a crane lift. In addition, if you plan to build the foundation yourself, you'll need additional tools and equipment. Talk to the engineers at MBMI to get an idea of what might be needed, given the size and height of your metal building.

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