Hybrid Steel Buildings

Hybrid buildings have taken the strength of the steel open web truss and matched it with common lumber used for secondary framing.

This combination is creating a versatility that is unique and has cost saving advantages. Using wood secondary framing eliminates the condensation problem, creating a natural thermal break and still maintaining the benefits of the open web trusses. Some people like the wood for ease of interior finish. These buildings insulate effectively and inexpensively, and can be insulated at time of erection or in the future. The Hybrid is a great alternative to a pole building with steel trusses and heavy steel columns spaced 10′-12′ apart with secondary framing of 2 feet on center. Limitation is the maximum clear span of 100’.