, Can a Steel Building be Moved to Another Location?, Building Wrestling

Sometimes, moving is something that is necessary. Everything has to be packed up in order to be taken to the new destination. It all has to be loaded in a moving vehicle of some sort only to be unpacked when it reaches the new location. After everything is taken out of the building, you look back at it with sadness because of the fond memories you have, but that is something you must leave behind. Well, you’re at least leaving the neighborhood behind.

You stand there watching how these guys are putting the building on the back of an 18 wheeler and you can’t wait until it is delivered to the new location that your company acquired. There is more land and more steel buildings to be delivered to the location. Not too many people can move to a location that is ten miles away from them and actually take the building with them.

Depending on the size of the steel building, it can be moved in pieces and put together at its final destination. Sometimes a steel building may be like a storage container that is used as an office. Whatever the reason, there is a process to moving a steel building. It may seem like a mystery to some as to how it is possible to move something so large and so heavy, but the process is rather easy at times.

It doesn’t matter if the building is new and just being built or is an existing structure that needs to be moved, it has to be divided up into pieces. When it is a new building, the pieces are built, shipped to the building’s destination, and then assembled there. If the building is an existing structure, then it will be divided into the same pieces it was in when it arrived brand new. After this occurs, the following steps take place:

• The pieces are lifted by a building jack apparatus. The buildings are usually built with slots in which the building jack apparatus can be inserted.

• The jack then lifts the building up to a predetermined height, but instead of it being lifted onto the truck, the truck backs up under the lifted building. The jack then lowers the building onto the bed of the trailer.

• When the building meets its destination, the same method can be used to lift the building off of the trailer bed or the trailer bed may be hydraulic and can carefully slide the building off of the back of it. This step depends on whether or not that piece of the building can stand on its own. This process is repeated for all of the pieces. Depending on the size of the building, it can take several trucks to move the building.

However, when moving a steel building that has already been in place for a while, it is necessary to employ a company that has the trucks, the manpower, and the proper tools to move a steel building. Usually, those who actually manufacture them can provide moving services for people who need to move steel buildings, but such services do come with a cost. It is more or less going to depend on how many pieces need transported and the size of the building. These factors will determine how many trucks are needed, what tools are needed, and how many people need to be involved in the moving effort. It can be quite extensive. At least if anyone has doubts about a steel building being able to be moved, you can contradict them by telling them that you know the basics of how it is done.

, The Roman Republican and Empire Building, Building Wrestling

The complete story of Rome must take into account the result of empire-building for the Roman Republic. As the Romans grew more comfortable with their form of government, and the aristocrats more assured of their preeminence and place in public rule, the ancient Roman Republic turned its eye toward the surrounding territories.

Empire-building, or the build-up of Roman controlled lands and political control was the main engine of the expanding republic. As the Roman rulers moved Rome from republic to empire, they were intent on absorbing the surrounding states, countries and cultures into the main fabric of Roman life by stamping them with the Roman seal. Citizenship was granted in a limited fashion, of course, but most Italians were afforded this benefit. The other ‘foreigners’ were able to enjoy the benefits of Romans. They greatly benefited from the relative peace and prosperity generated by the Roman authority and way of life.

Essentially, by 146 B.C the Roman Republic dominated most of the Mediterranean lands. The growth of the Roman Empire unfolded in three separate stages. Firstly, the Roman Republic united Italy. Secondly, the Roman defeat of Carthage. This made Rome ruler of the western Mediterranean as well. Finally, the Hellenist’s fell to Roman rule. This last step was significant because of the new found proximity to Greek thought and culture which greatly influenced the Roman Empire and colored the story of Rome.

As historian, Bamber Gascoigne, notes of the newly Romanized territories, in “HistoryWorld.net”, “they become stabilized and properly defended. Professional careers are now possible in the army (recruits sign on for sixteen years, later increased to twenty) and in the civil service. Improved roads make it easier to keep in close touch with distant parts of the Roman world, and to move troops wherever they are needed. New towns, built to Roman design, are established in areas where there was previously no administrative structure.” (Gascoinge)

Additionally, as the rulers expanded Rome from republic to empire, the ancient Roman Republic became increasingly exposed to, familiar with and sympathetic to the Greek systems of law as well. While the law was developing, so was the economics and commerce of the Romans. Tax collecting and trade were booming, and much of the wealth flowed back into Rome itself.

All in all, the empire-building, or empire-expansion of the Romans was mutually beneficial to Rome and those subjugated by their rule. From the Roman vantage point, throughout the growth of the Roman Empire, they acted in the best interests of Rome and the surrounding regions. Clearly, not all of those under Roman rule were as impressed with their ‘new’ way of life, but the effects of the expansion of the Roman Republic were known and tangible to all.

Works Cited:

Gascoigne, Bamber. History World. 2001. http://www.historyworld.net

, Versatube Buildings, A Review Of Our Prefab Versatube Garage, Building Wrestling

My wife and I purchased a Versatube prefab garage kit measuring 20 feet wide by 24 feet long. I did my best to research Versatube along with many other prefab garage kit manufacturers and found that for some odd reason, there weren’t many reviews available online. If you are a research junkie like me, you already know that this is the sort of thing that drives you crazy. I decided that regardless of our experience with the construction of our metal garage project, that I would post a review online of the entire process from ordering through to completion.

My family owns a 2 acre recreational property at a nearby lake. We have two ATV’s and two PWC’s (Sea-doos) and we wanted a garage for storage that was secure and completely maintenance free. Our lake property was bought for relaxing, socializing, and recreation so we didn’t want the inevitable maintenance involved in a wood frame building. Obviously, re-shingling, painting, or fixing vinyl siding damage was to be avoided if possible. Thus we decided on a metal prefab garage kit.


We decided that we wanted the building to be portable, and we also wanted to avoid a higher property tax bill. To accomplish this we built a wooden skid foundation (no permits needed and our county doesn’t tax portable buildings). Once the ground was perfectly level, we used sixteen 6x6x12ft pressure treated with 2×6’s screwed to both sides to achieve the 24ft length as a base. We then screwed down two layers of 3/4″ plywood as a floor.

Ours has a 7′ x 9′ overhead door. We also chose to have one semi transparent sunlight panels on each side of the roof since we like to use small solar panels to charge the batteries in the sea-doos and ATV’s while we’re away.

I did some horse trading with my neighbor for an almost new man door. The overhead door provided was great. The sunlight panels provided for the roof were a bit disappointing though. They seemed a rather light duty and I worried about hail damage. Sure enough, within the next two weeks we got marble sized hail, and sure enough, about 10 little holes in the sunlight panels. I went to back to the supplier and bought 2 more identical panels (at a much discounted price) and installed them over the originals. Suffice to say, I’d recommend that you ask to double up on the sunlight panels. Who knows, mention this review and they might even throw a couple extras in for free.

The construction video is decent as a primer more of a promotional thing. The instruction booklet was much more useful. There was obviously a lot of effort that went into it. I can’t think of any frustrating moments wondering “what the heck do they mean!”.

The moment I saw the Versatube framing system I was impressed (and relieved) by how heavy duty it seemed. As a bonus, it is quite simple to assemble. Just slide the pieces together, use some some self tapping screws to solidify, and that’s it. Make no mistake though, this isn’t Lego. While we didn’t find the construction to be very mentally difficult, you’ll definitely need some physical strength and agility to complete this project. A couple of good 8 or 10 foot ladders are a must. You’ll also need a good quality cordless drill with a spare battery on the charger. There are several million (slight exaggeration) self tapping screws that hold the prefab garage kit together. A small amount of cutting using tin snips will also be required.

The end result is incredibly nice. It’s sturdy, functional, and attractive. Apart from the minor sunlight panel issue, the Versatube prefab garage kit deserves a five star rating. It’s much easier to build than a traditional wooden garage and of course it’s fireproof. Mostly it appeals to the lazy part of me that would rather have fun at the lake than worry about maintenance.

, Downline Building Network Review, Building Wrestling

Downline Building Network is a post card network marketing business created by a gentleman named Gerald Peters from Huntsville Texas.

The products sold by DBN are primarily the post cards that you will be mailing to prospects and leads that come on peal and stick sheets. The monthly auto ship cost is $25 for 25 post cards and leads or $100 for 100 post cards and leads. You can of course purchase as many cards and leads as you like. The idea being the more cards you mail the faster you will build a downline. If you do not have the time to mail out your cards, Downline Building Network mails them out for you, for a fee.

When you join DBN you are given a distributor number. This number is written on your cards so that when a prospect joins your team all commissions are tracked back to you.

Mr. Peters is a disciple of the very talented marketer Joe Schroeder. Gerald has written many books and has his own monthly opportunity magazine. One of the criticisms I have read about him is that he is always trying to sell you one more book that has all the answers in it, of course for more money. However, as an affiliate of DBN you would receive a commission on the sale of his books to anyone on your team providing you have also purchased that book. This to me is a great deal. Think about it, he writes, publishes and distributes the book, and you get a cut of the profits. I feel that anyone that criticizes this does not understand the beauty of affiliate marketing.

The reason people find this method of building a downline appealing is that like most people, they have more than likely failed at traditional network marketing. It should be noted that with the price of cards and stamps, there would be a substantial investment to build a sizable downline.

The most cost affective way of reaching the largest number of qualified people is hands down the Internet. With an understanding of online marketing, you will have massive amounts of interested people seeking you out to join your network marketing business, even if it’s a post card business like Downline Building Network

, Prefabricated Building Materials, Building Wrestling

Prefabricated building materials are used for buildings that are manufactured off site and shipped later to assemble at the final location. Some of the commonly used prefabricated building materials are aluminum, steel, wood, fiberglass and concrete.

Prefabricated metal buildings use galvanized steel and galvalume as the chief materials for building. Galvalume is a form of steel coated with aluminum-zinc. This is to protect the building against corrosion, rust and fire. It also provides a sturdy and protective covering to the prefabricated building. Almost all the components of a metal building such as beams, frames, columns, walls and roofs, are made of steel. Most prefabricated military buildings use steel or aluminum frames. Synthetic materials are used for the walls and roofs. To provide enhanced security, a combination of both metal and cloth materials are used. Plastic flooring materials can be quickly assembled and are very durable.

Prefabricated building materials used for small prefabricated buildings are steel, wood, fiberglass, plastic or aluminum materials. These materials are cheaper than regular brick and concrete buildings. Materials like steel, fiberglass, wood and aluminum are used as prefabricated building materials for sports buildings. These materials provide flexibility and are preferred for making structures and accessories like stands and seats for stadium and gyms.

For making low cost houses, prefabricated materials like straw bale, Ferro cement, Calcium silicate products, composites and other cheap wood based materials are currently being used. Calcium silicate bricks are strong and durable. Ferro cement consists of a cement matrix reinforced with a mesh of closely-spaced iron rods or wires. In this type of construction, the techniques used are simple and quick.

Using prefabricated materials one can make durable, water and fire resistant and cheap prefabricated buildings. Most of the prefabricated building materials are eco-friendly and affordable.