Pre-engineered Metal buildings
Pre-engineered steel buildings are constructed with main frames, or rigid frames, as the main support structure with secondary, cold form c or z shape girts and purlins to support the exterior roof and wall metal cladding. Various other secondary steel components, such as bracing, flange braces, are also added to stiffen/ strengthen the structure.
Pre-engineered steel building, also known as pre-engineered metal buildings or engineered metal buildings, are designed based on the customer’s requirements, building use, location. Design considerations for steel buildings include clear span distance, bay spacing, roof slope and orientation, collateral loads, local climatic loading, special deflection criteria requirements. Through detailed design and planning, pre-engineered steel buildings provide a much lighter overall building, up to 15-30% lighter, which results in a more economical building solution.
Pre-engineered steel buildings are economical and suitable for many applications. Pre-engineered steel buildings are used extensively in industry, agriculture, recreation, forestry, air hangars and commercial and retail construction. The use of pre-engineered steel reduces erection time and delivers better quality assurance under all weather conditions.
Uses for pre-engineered steel buildings:
• Riding arenas
• Power houses/stations
• Storage buildings
• Public service buildings; fire stations
• Recreation buildings; ice arenas
• Mini storage
• Office buildings
• Shop buildings
• Manufacturing buildings
• Mining buildings