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Connection Clips - Specially fabricated clips are designed to securely connect structural components. Many companies supply only blank plates that must be cut, drilled and/or welded to components before assembly can begin. In some cases it may require many hours of work to connect required clips. Metal Building Depot details and supplies each clip and placement to every building manufactured. We factory weld all clips onto rigid frames and guarantee the correct placement of all component connections. Don't waste your time and money attaching clips that should have been factory located.
Structural Bracing - Most buildings under 60' have sufficient diaphragm action or "panel shear" that provides all the bracing needed to stabilize the building. In some cases of high winds, seismic or snow loads may cause more stress than panel shear can handle, so additional reinforcement may be required. In these extreme cases we will employ the use of X bracing to reinforce the frame. In situations where X bracing cannot be used a wind column is an excellent addition to strengthen a vertical rigid frame column. A portal frame is sometimes used in extreme load circumstances. Portal frames are fairly expensive and only necessary in rare circumstances.
Pre Engineered Metal Buildings
Deciding to use a pre-engineered metal building is a wise choice. But, there is important information you will need to provide to the manufacturer in order to have your new steel building to be designed to precise specifications. Understanding your building needs and restrictions can help when you consult with a steel building manufacturer.
A few questions you need to ask yourself once you decide to buy a metal building system. What are my size limitations? What will the building be used for? What special building requirements are needed?
Why the answers to these questions are so critical is that they expose precisely what kind of pre-engineered building system will satisfy your needs. Metal church buildings have very different structural demands than those of mini storage buildings. If investing money into a pre engineered metal building system it only makes sense to research all options.
Perplexed about where to start? Contact a manufacturer; they will ask you the right questions to get what information they need to suitably determine your building needs. They can also help you review your requirements to equip your structure with the appropriate interior and exterior features.
Your decision to build is an important one. You have pictured yourself owning your own building, built just the way you want. You have imagined every detail, inside and out. It is a treasured vision, a promise you have made to yourself. And because your business operation is different from any other, your ideas about what you and your company want in a facility are unique. Your dealer, who is backed by a team of professional engineers, can help you turn your dream into a reality. Dealers have worked with a multitude of owners and developers to design efficient, economical structures that reflect the appropriate image for their operations. Architects and engineers will work with your dealer to design a building to meet your individual requirements. We can also work personally with you, your architect's plans, through your dealer to engineer a building system which uses practical, sensible, quality materials to achieve and complete your objective.
Using only the highest quality materials available, factory trained craftsmen use sophisticated Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) equipment to fabricate your building materials. Our commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and high quality workmanship assures you ease of construction, saving you money in time and labor. You have worked and planned to build a building that you can be proud of, and will serve your needs through the years to come; a place which is uniquely yours, a facility that is just as you imagined it. An establishment that brings your special ideas to life. It is an approach that lets you save money, yet build exactly the type of establishment you have always dreamed would be yours someday. This type of approach has pleased thousands of owners just like you. It is a concept that lets you use the pioneer spirit of people working together - you, your dealer, and Metal Building Depot, Inc. - to fulfill your own special vision of the American Dream . . . to build the building of your dreams today. Our steel frame load bearing wall systems with steel partitions provide attractive secure units. The use of fluted block, brick, wood, stucco, or steel can enhance the overall appearance to help attract even more customers.
Secondary framing is created from rolled steel coated with a red-oxide primer finish in gages from 12 to 16 to provide an extremely rigid, and corrosion resistant structure. The following elements are formed as secondary framing:
Girts (walls) & Purlins (roof): These members run the length of the building providing rigidity, and a sturdy skeleton to attach the sheeting. They are rolled from steel coils 12,14 or 16-gauge steel, or thicker if needed. All girts and purlins are pre-punched for ease of assembly.
Eave Struts: This is a rolled member formed into a "C" to match the pitch of the roof. The eave strut is also made of 12, 14, or 16-gauge steel.
Do I need a foundation for my metal building? - Some people choose to pour a full slab foundation, however if you're planning on leaving the floor in a dirt or gravel condition, concrete piers will do the job just fine. Please contact a customer service representative if you don't plan to pour a full slab foundation.
Can you provide an engineer stamped foundation layout? - Yes, but in some cases your soil conditions play a major role in the type of foundation you can use. Contact our special sales department for more information. If using a local engineer, we will provide anchor bolt plans to aid your engineer in designing the foundation.
Do you supply the hardware to attach the frame to foundation? - No, the anchor bolts are usually supplied by a concrete contractor and placed when the foundation is poured.Thank you for visiting Design My Own Metal Building. We provide the best service and prices when shopping for metal buildings or steel buildings.