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TMC inks deal with Home Fabrics

22 / 02 / 2016 / 0 comments

TMC Engineering has recently signed a contract with Home Fabrics to supply and install a steel building for their new facility in Nassau. TMC and Home Fabrics share a common trait – they are both 100% Bahamian Companies! This project…

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Albany Bahamas

PBR vs PBA Wall Panels

26 / 01 / 2016 / 0 comments

Metal buildings used to have some basic options – standing seam or R-type roof panels, and R-panels for the walls in a galvanized finish.  Take it or leave it. Star Buildings then came out with a DuraRib panel and a Starmark…

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Best Time to Buy!

22 / 12 / 2015 / 0 comments

Winter is the best time to buy!   Especially in the Bahamas & The Caribbean! I’m not talking about Christmas presents (although your business may thank you!), I’m referring to a pre-engineered steel building structure.  Why you may ask? Factory loading tends…

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Hurricane Joaquin

7 / 10 / 2015 / 0 comments

On the first weekend of October 2015, Hurricane Joaquin made an unexpected visit to the Southern Central Bahamas.  In less than 36 hours, the storm turned into a major hurricane and passed through the islands of Rum Cay, San Salvador,…

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Butler Buildings Generic Term

The Bahamian “butler building”

11 / 08 / 2015 / 0 comments

We recently acquired insurance coverage through our broker for our upcoming construction project, and on it was listed “butler steel building”. This term is widely used in the Bahamas by architects and engineers to represent a prefabricated steel building, just as…

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Bahamas Out Island Construction

A Little Planning Goes a Long Way

21 / 07 / 2015 / 0 comments

Looking out at our beautiful blue waters it is easy to forget some of the challenges you can face during construction in the Bahamas. It is what draws so many tourists here, what keeps so many here looking to invest,…

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Knowing Your Steel Reference Line

14 / 07 / 2015 / 0 comments

When you purchase a pre-fab metal building, you and your design team should be aware of what is known as the “steel reference line”.  This line is, by Star Buildings’ definition, the outside of the girts.  This location will vary based upon…

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Building Green in the Bahamas

23 / 06 / 2015 / 0 comments

Build Green with TMC Engineering Ltd. & Star Building Systems Environmentally Friendly Products Buildings use one-third of all energy and two-thirds of all electricity generated. Star provides customers with a variety of green building options that help mitigate energy consumption…

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The Bahamas

15 / 06 / 2015 / 0 comments

The Bahamas is an archipelago formed of over 700 islands, many of which disappear at low tide!  Our closest neighbour, the United States (namely Florida), sits a mere 50 miles from Bimini, and 185 or so from Nassau. We have…

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Building for Sale

120mph Building For Sale

15 / 06 / 2015 / 0 comments

Star Buildings & TMC Engineering Ltd. Surplus Sale – as of June 15th, 2015 Sale Price:  $94854.85 USD Exchange, Tax and Freight are not included in the price of the buildings. 2 sets of Anchor Rod Plans and Erection Drawings will…

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Community Service

12 / 06 / 2015 / 0 comments

TMC is proud to have worked throughout the islands of the Bahamas, including recently projects in New Providence, Exuma, and the Berry Islands.  We love to give back to the community, and do so in may ways.  Our President is a member of…

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