Clear span Steel Agricultural Building

Lazy Diamond Farms’ operations are focused on grain and oil seed production. Located in Blaine Lake Saskatchewan and originally founded in 1905, which was seven years before the town of Blaine Lake was incorporated. Lazy Diamond is a productive family farm with national distribution.

In 2016 Gerald Dagenais was looking to upgrade his facility. He turned to Global Steel Buildings to design and deliver a high quality and durable pre-engineered steel building for his operation. A quick return on investment was important to Dagenais, interrupting his operations for any length of time was not an option. A clear span steel agricultural building can be built 30 % faster then a wood pole barn. The average manufacturing time for a steel building is 8 weeks. Typical construction time is two months. The quick buil

ding process made a steel building was the best choice for Lazy Diamond Farms.

Every dollar counts when it comes to investing in infrastructure in farming. Pre-engineered steel offers savings from the start. Steel offers lower labour costs than traditional agricultural buildings. Global Steel Buildings Canada offers a single source by providing design, engineering, manufacturing. We can even facilitating installation if necessary.

Gerald worked closely with Jim Busch, the owner and founder of Global Steel Buildings. Together they designed a clear span building measuring 80 feet wide by 120 feet long. At 26 feet tall the building was designed to house a five ton crane system. The design provides excellent access for the farm’s heavy equipment. Steel is easy to maintain and offers built in fire and weather proofing, a bonus for Lazy Diamond Farms. Resistant to mold and insect infestation, important considerations for a grain operation.

If you need a wide space that is clear of posts and beams, then a clear span design is the choice. A clear span design is one that does not have supporting pillars like those found in pole buildings. A clear span building offers the most usable space and is ideally suited to farm operations to house livestock and heavy equipment. Other applications could include sports complexes, manufacturing, equestrian riding buildings and warehouse storage.

Because they are pre-engineered, clear span steel agricultural buildings can be erected quickly. This is an important factor in the agricultural sector due to the seasonal nature of the business and it’s dependency on the elements.

A prefab clear span steel farm is a great choice because it is built to last. A steel roof will typically last up to sixty years. While a steel building is low maintenance, keeping the roof free of debris and any dents or scratches caused by external forces taken care of. Read 9 benefits of pre-engineered steel buildings for farm construction. Also check out 40×60-shop-metal-building.

Clear Span Steel Buildings vs Clear Span Fabric Buildings

Hoop buildings, quonset huts and rigid frame buildings are the styles that can become fabric covered buildings.


Fabric buildings drape a large piece of fabric over the frame of the building.  The fabric is molded to each building frame and tightly attached.  Fabric simply does not have the longevity afforded by steel.  Fabric membranes can stretch, fade and rip.  They will not withstand an extreme wind-load.  A rip will expose the contents of your building to the elements.  Clear span steel buildings are designed to last for decades.  Unlike fabric it is fire resistant. Steel will not warp, rip or decay.

Ease of Erection Process

A clear span steel building can be erected quickly.  Depending on your experience it could be a matter of days before your building is operational. Because the components arrive pre-cut and pre-drilled the process is streamlined and efficient. You will need an experienced installer for a fabric building.  Save money by erecting your clear span steel building with your own crew.

Price Point

While a clear span steel building will be priced higher than a clear span fabric building, the steel option will last decades longer than the fabric counterpart.  Your steel building will be resistant to termites, the elements and mold.  Insurance costs are often lower for a steel building.  Over time you will save on energy costs and overall operating expenses.

A clearspan tent is a great option for a temporary building but if you want a  building built to last steel is your best bet.  Able to withstand heavy snow loads steel will outperform a clearspan tent in all weather.  A clear span steel building can be insulated while a plastic or fabric hoop building cannot.

It doesn’t matter how complex your design is the Global Steel Buildings Canada’s team can get it done. Do you need unique accessories? We are on hand to help you select the best windows, doors, snow protection and other systems for your building. Global Steel Buildings Canada’s team of experts can get a building done on time and on budget. Our team work with each customer one on one to determine their needs and then help design and create the ideal steel building solution.

Each steel building can be completely customized. With custom or turnkey designs we can help lay out every detail to meet the needs of our customers.

Our steel farm buildings come with a warranty that is second to none. 40 year warranty on the colour steel wall sheeting and trim. 25 year warranty rust perforation on the Galvalume steel roof sheeting. Lifetime warranty on the stainless steel fasteners.

Our team of experienced modular building sales representatives , provides service for commercial, industrial and agricultural quality pre-engineered steel buildings – across North America and around the world.

For a free quote and no obligations consultation contact Global Steel Buildings today. Pre-engineered steel buildings are versatile, durable and affordable. Our team brings over 35 years experience to your project. We pride ourselves on our superior customer service. We look forward to working with you on your next building project.