Steel Building in American Samoa
Metal Building Outlet supplied this prefabricated steel building for a customer in American Samoa in March of 2020.
Robust, energy efficient and versatile, the attractive, Saddle Tan-colored building offers uncompromised structural integrity and is currently in use as a workshop. Once raised, the steel shop is an expansive 60’x160’x21’ in size and has high overhead clearance, leaving room for car lifts, oversize equipment or similar needs.
The shop’s roof is comprised of corrosion-resistant Galvalume steel paneling and has a mild 1:12 pitch, and within that roof is a layer of R-10 fiberglass insulation. The insulation helps prevent the formation of condensation and improves the shop’s energy efficiency, which in turn improves interior comfort while lowering costs of ownership. The shop also has (4) framed openings that offer building users easy access inside, among them (2) 3070 walk doors and (2) 10’x12’ openings.
A high, 160-mph wind speed rating serves as another feature that enhances the shop’s durability with respect for its island environment. A U.S. territory that includes five main islands and two coral atolls, American Samoa is located in the South Pacific. All islands, with the exception of Swains Island, belong to the Samoan Islands, which sit north of Tonga and west of the Cook Islands.