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  American SteelAmerican Steel


AT Architecture, Inc.
848 Main St. #7, Billings, MT 59105

General Description

Billings, Montana
Date Bid:
July 2009 Construction Period: July 2009 to Apr 2010
Total Square Feet:
25,957 Site: 10.8 acres.
Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 23,062; second floor, 2,895; total, 25,957 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 11’; second floor, 11’; total, 38’5”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Poured concrete columns & beams, steel structure.
Foundation: Reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Cultured stone, metal. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Krivonen & Associates - 725 Grand Avenue, Billings, MT 59101
General Contractor: Jones Construction - 123 Regal Street, Billings, MT 59101
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Con’eer Engineering, Inc. - 1629 Avenue D, #C7, Billings, MT 59102

American Steel outgrew their facilities and looked to create a building that would reflect their work and products. They chose a metal building structure they represented and were excited to include custom steel building components they could fabricate that would showcase their capabilities and creativity.

The entry structure with its unique columns and curved steel roof structure is a demonstration of the creativity their company can produce. The mansard style front office combined their desired look with a combination of metal building and steel structure. The reception area spans two stories and shows the steel and metal building interface, products of American Steel. As you walk through the main doors, the metal fabricated reception desk is another showcase of American Steel’s creativity. The entire desk is steel and designed to greet their customers with the beauty of their work. Visitors also see more visible evidence of American Steel’s work in the metal stairs, railing, guardrail and structure of the mezzanine level.

The shop is a large metal building, simple yet filled with complex systems that makes American Steel an efficient and productive steel provider in a large portion of the U.S. The systems they use have been developed over the years.

The beginning of the steel product begins in the exterior yard with the raw products. It is loaded onto the rollers that lead to the computerized cutting and drilling machine. Once completed it moves through the shop on carts and/or cranes to fabricate the pieces into the product the engineers have designed. On the backside of the shop is the painting room, large enough to handle their largest piece indoors. Once completed the piece is simply moved to the loading zones in the exterior through large hi-lift overhead doors.

The building is a functional, efficient and very comfortable space for the office and shop staff. Clerestory windows, excellent ventilation systems, great lighting, a well-insulated building, and a well thought out site and staging areas make this site and building a success. This is truly a reflection of the excellence you get from American Steel.

Product Information
Pre-Engineered Building: CECO Building Systems
Entrances & Storefronts: United States Aluminum Windows: Milgard
Lighting: Lithonia Flooring: Shaw

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