Basic Building Parameter |  MBS

Building Width:

The building width is defined as the distance from outside of sidewall girt flange of one sidewall to outside of sidewall girt flange of the opposite sidewall, if the sidewall girts are bypass. If the sidewall girts flush with the rigid frame flange, the building width is defined as out of flange on one side to out of flange on the other side. Building width does not include the width of canopies; Lean-To’s or roof extensions.

Building Length:

The longitudinal length of the building measured from out to out of end wall column flange in case the endwall girts are flush. In case the endwall girts are bypass, the length is measured from out to out of endwall girt flange.


Building Height:

Building height in metal building systems is always understood as eave height, which is usually is the distance from the bottom of the main frame column base plate to the top outer point of the eave purlin. When columns are recessed or elevated from finished floor, eave height is the distance from finished floor level to top of eave purlin.

Roof Slope (x.x: 10):

This is the angle of the roof with respect to the horizontal. In metal building industry, the roof slope is generally represented as 0.5 or 1.0 in 10. The most common roof slopes are 0.5 in 10 and 1 in 10. Any practical roof slope is possible.

End bay length:

The distance measured from outside flange of endwall columns to center line of the first interior rigid frame.

Interior bay spacing:

The distance between the center lines of two adjacent interior main frame. The most common bay spacing range between 6 m, 7.5 m, 9 m and upto 12 m.

Design Loads:

Unless otherwise specified MBS PEB buildings are designed for the following minimum loads:

Roof Live Load: 0.57 kN/m2
Design Wind Speed: 130 km/h

Design for snow loads, earth quake loads, collateral loads, crane loads or any other loading condition, if required must be specified at the time of request for quotation.

Loads are applied in accordance with the latest American codes and standards applicable to PEB buildings unless otherwise requested at the time of request for quotation.

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