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Structural Steel Finishes

05 May 2015

The structural steel of a pre-engineered steel building is divided into two categories, primary structural steel and secondary structural steel. All secondary steel, roof purlins, walls girts, and all corresponding clips are provided as G-30 galvanized with acrylic coating....

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Standing Seam Roof

05 May 2015

A standing seam roof is a metal roof that is raised above the plain of the purlins and its metal panels are seamed together along the slope of the building. On a pre-engineered steel building, the simplest way to...

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Climatic Design Loads

05 May 2015

The design of a pre-engineered steel building must account for climatic loading, such as ground snow loads, wind pressures, and seismic data. In British Columbia it also must conform to Part 4 of the BCBC—using loads, and deflection and...

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Bracing

05 May 2015

To manage seismic and wind loads in a pre-engineered steel building, many different forms of bracing are used. The most common is cross bracing but when building openings require clear, open bays, portal frames or wind columns are utilized....

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Benefits of a cool roof

05 May 2015

In a pre-engineered steel building system, a cool roof refers to the colour of the metal roof cladding. Using a cool white, or other light colours, has numerous positive effects on the building and the surrounding environment. A cool...

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BC Building Code Green Requirements

05 May 2015

On September 5, 2008 new “green” code requirements for all new construction and renovations of pre-engineered steel buildings. These new standards focus on energy efficiency and water efficiency and are the first steps in a larger plan for the...

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