Building Terminology

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 span Available with tapered or straight columns, this provides a structure that spans the width of […]

Frame Types

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 rafters.  An economical frame solution for clear spanning requirements and where interior columns may be a […]

Columns: Fixed-Base and Pinned-Based

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 fixed base connection makes each column of a building like a flag pole; the entire moment […]



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