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Building Terminology

05 May 2015

Below you will find definitions to basic terminology used to described pre-engineered steel buildings. Pre-engineered steel building layout Walls along the width of the building are considered endwalls and walls along the length are sidewalls. Frame Types Symmetrical clear...

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Frame Types

05 May 2015

Pre-engineered steel buildings are extremely versatile structures and can be designed to suit any layout. Below are a list of the different frame types available that can be used independently or in combination. CLEAR SPAN frames with tapered columns and...

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Columns: Fixed-Base and Pinned-Based

05 May 2015

A pinned based column design doesn’t transfer any moment, or bending, load into the supporting foundations. It is carried by the steel structural and transferred into the foundation as vertical and horizontal loads. Designing the steel building to a...

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