Posts Tagged ‘quonset’

Is it Quonset, Quanset, Quansit, or Some Other Spelling?

quonset barn

With over half a century of popularity, the arch-steel buildings we know and love have many names such as Quanset. What’s the most popular spelling? The most popular spellings we see in Canada, along with the number of searches for that word alone are: Quonset – About 40 searches per week Quanset – About 10…

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What are Nissen Huts?

Quonset Huts during WWI

Nissen huts have fallen in popularity since their invention in WWI. To our knowledge no one is actively producing them but their essence lives on in a similar building style; quonsets. What are Nissen Huts? They are an arch-style building consisting of an internal frame with steel over it. The internal frame was typically steel.…

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Where did the name Quonset come from?

Nissen Building

Quonset buildings have a fascinating history that predates the use of the building term ‘Quonset‘ itself. The term ‘Quonset’ comes from an Algonquian First Nations word meaning “small, long place”. That definition seems to fit the buildings themselves, but it’s actually referring to a peninsula. Read on for a brief history of these amazing buildings…

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Straight Wall Buildings vs. Quonset Huts

Steel Building

The term Quonset hut may be unfamiliar to some. This type of prefabricated building is made out of galvanized steel with a semicircular cross-section. They look like long logs that have been cut in half. Many of these Quonset huts were built during World War II for the military. They’re still in use today for…

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Reasons Why You Should Consider Small Steel Quonset for Your Business Planning

Quonset Commercial Building

Here are the reasons why you should consider small steel Quonset buildings in your over all business processes and planning. Low Per Unit Cost Thanks to miracles of modern manufacturing it is so much cheaper to put up small Quonset building instead of having these buildings built the traditional way. Traditional building technology involves taking…

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A Quonset Garage Can Look Great Too!

quonset shed garage

A lot of people mistakenly think that if you have a quonset garage, it has to look lousy. That’s simply not true! They often confuse modern portable garage designs and offerings with portable garage products of the distant past. Sure, in the distant past, metal portable garage kits look hideous. They looked like they were…

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How to Save Money on Garages and Storage Buildings

quonset shed garage

Who Needs Storage? Most People If you have an expanding business, you might be considering putting up additional garages and storage buildings. Whether you store materials or you need additional workspace, garages and storage buildings can give you the square feet you need to scale up your business operations. If you have a home you…

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Put Up Garages the Smart and Affordable Way

If you’re thinking of putting up a garage or expanding your current operations to include garages, you have to be very methodical and strategic about it. Any other way of going about it can cost you a lot of money. Any other approach could be a hard lesson for you. The great thing about garages…

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Quonset Hut or Nissen Hut?

The history of the Quonset hut is definitely an example of the old saying: ‘necessity is the mother of invention.’ Based on an earlier British design-the Nissen hut, the Quonset Hut began life as a series of US Navy requirements. The Navy didn’t care about a particular design or look, all it cared about was…

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A Brief Quonset Hut History

The Quonset hut has many features that fit the wartime needs of the US military during World War 2. Most of the American participation in World War 2 took place in the Pacific and this front gave the Americans quite a challenge. Across hundreds of miles of vast ocean expanse lay many small islands from…

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Get a Better ROI from a Quonset Steel Building

Better ROI The faster you put up your prefab office buildings, the faster you can start renting your office units out. The faster building units are leased, the faster you recover your investment. Moreover, lower costs mean faster capital recovery and a faster track to profit. Depending on your local lease rates, you can enjoy…

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