Steel Church and Religious Buildings
Steel Church Building Kits
Our metal churches are engineered to be erected inexpensively and quickly. Great Western buildings are easily outfitted with an assortment of exterior architectural features to enhance the structure’s beauty. The facilities can be designed with portico awnings for covered loading and unloading areas; framing and structural support for masonry walls; hipped buildings with multiple roof lines and other features to enhance the look of your community facility.
Trust Great Western to build the exceptional steel building you need for your community.
Why Choose Great Western?
At Great Western, we’ll work with you, your architect, your General Contractor, and anyone else to help you get the community center perfect for your organization- at a budget you can afford.
With Great Western’s easy-to-read erection manuals and 24/7 support line, you can feel comfortable that you’re not getting yourself into something you can’t handle. Our team not only sells and designs pre-fabricated steel buildings, but we also build them! Your sales team’s been in the field, they’ve been in the fabrication facilities, and they know, firsthand, what to expect during the erection process.
Not only can you expect a precision-crafted steel building kit to arrive on time, but you can expect support through the entire erection process. It’s not just the quality of what we deliver that makes us exceptional, it’s the quality of our design. Great Western’s engineers have an intimate understanding of the aesthetic requirements and functionality of a community meeting facility.
Community Building Value
Activity and Youth Centers
Pavilions and Park Canopies
GWB Engineering Advantage
The Most Current and Intimate Knowledge of the IBC Codes for Every Region
Experience Designing Buildings in All Regions, in All Climates
The Ability to Work Within Your Budget
Frequently Asked Questions
Our church needs space for classrooms, offices and meeting rooms, can Great Western do the interior design?
Unfortunately we do not employee civil engineers, architects or MEP designers. We can however coordinate with and even help you find experienced civil design folks. For any steel building ordered through us we will handle all of the structural engineering and design/detailing of the building envelope. This includes energy efficiency analysis if necessary.
We have a large congregation, how large should our sanctuary be?
This is a question that we get a lot. The IBC has recommended that occupancy ratings be set no lower than 7 square feet per person for areas with concentrated use of seating or standing. In areas that don’t have concentrated seating, like classrooms or work areas, should have 36 square feet per person. This means, for 150 people at least 1050 square feet is needed for seating. Areas designed for other uses may need to be considerably larger.
When do interior columns for my steel building make sense?
The first thing to consider is that interior columns that support the building rafters only become economical on buildings when spans become greater than 60-70’ depending on roof loads. As the width or span of the building goes up so does the potential cost saving of adding interior columns. Many times these columns can be concealed within interior walls or in areas that don’t require uninterrupted clear space.
We are looking for fundraising help, how can you help?
One of the best things for fundraising is to provide visuals of what the goal of the fundraising is. We can provide architectural renderings of the finished building project for your organization to use in its social media and other print advertising. These are professional renderings that present your ideas to your audience.
DESIGN YOUR CUSTOM BUILDING
Great Western’s custom design tool allows you to design, customize, and price the best metal building for your needs. You can also share and print your designs or save them and modify them later.