Self-storage construction has become more sophisticated over the past decade due to heightened consumer expectations as well as more rigid approval processes through municipal planning and zoning boards. Where self-storage was restricted to industrial zones in the past, it now often enjoys prime locations in commercial and even residential areas. Self-storage buildings, primarily constructed of metal building panels, are available in increasingly attractive options. Suppliers provide roofs, corridors, roll-up doors, mezzanines, lifts, elevators, relocatable buildings, and more. Important aspects of self-storage building include site layout, design and unit mix. Trends in self-storage construction include conversions, multi-story building, climate control and ‘green’ building, which can involve LEED certification and sustainable options such as solar panels. Specialty niches include boat/RV storage, wine storage and storage condos.
Construction Employment Declining in 31 States
Construction employment declined in 31 states between August and September, while fewer people are working in construction compared to last year in 40 states, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in an analysis of state employment data released last week ...More
D.C. Taylor Presents Free Webinar on Retrofit Metal Roofing for Self-Storage, Energy Savings
Bill Shanko, regional manager for roofing contractor D.C. Taylor Co., will present a free webinar on Nov. 17 titled “Climate-Controlled Facilities: Get Immediate Energy Savings When Replacing Your Roof.” Intended for self-storage owners and operators as well as construction ...More
Janus International Releases Model FID30 Sure-Set Insulated Fire Door
Janus International, a manufacturer of rolling doors for the self-storage, commercial and industrial markets, has introduced its new UL-Listed, Model FID30 Sure-Set Insulated Fire Door. ...More
American Buildings Co. Announces New President, Promotions Within Nucor Family
After three years of serving as president for American Buildings Co., Ray Napolitan has been promoted to president of the Vulcraft/Verco Group for Nucor Corp., ABC’s parent company. Replacing Napolitan is Ron Kuenkler, promoted from within the Nucor family. ...More
BETCO Introduces Advantage Series of Self-Storage Buildings
BETCO Inc., a Stateville, N.C.-based manufacturer of self-storage metal buildings, has expanded its standard Premium Series line of buildings with the new Advantage Series. ...More
Self-Storage Facility Approved in Gouverneur, N.Y.
The Planning Board of Gouverneur, N.Y., recently approved plans for a 4,500-square-foot self-storage facility at 1089 Route 11. Construction is expected to begin this year. ...More
Chester Heights Self Storage, Neighbors Reach Agreement on Location of Trees
The developer for Chester Heights Self Storage reached an agreement with homeowners who demanded trees be planted as a buffer between their homes and the facility in Pennyslvania. ...More
Olympia Steel Buildings Offers New Self-Storage Building System
Olympia Steel Buildings recently released a new pre-engineered steel-building system for the self-storage industry. ...More
Volunteer Fire Department to Generate Revenue With Self-Storage in Chester, Ohio
The Station 6 Volunteer Fire Department of Chester, Ohio, is developing an 88-unit self-storage facility on land it owns along U.S. Route 30. Station 6 Storage should be up and running by November, according to Chief John Hissam. ...More
Self-Storage Conversion Project Gets Initial Approval in Pomona, Calif.
The city council in Pomona, Calif., this week approved to issue up to $9.3 million in recovery zone facility bonds for the construction of a business center that will include a self-storage facility. ...More