Metal Building Systems
Metal Building Systems Site Implementation: Foundation, Seismic Design Review & Inspection.
A metal building systems foundation design is custom to the site, soil, and building usage.
Inspections by the structural engineer during construction assure quality per design and that the building investment is secure.
See these informational posts with more information on why you should have and engineer of record for your Metal Building Systems project.
PEMB Site Implementation
Prefab Metal Building Site Implementation. Foundation, Seismic Design Review.
Several different foundation systems are evaluated, based on project needs and constraints.
To prepare the site for the foundation the soil is analyzed, prepared, compacted, and proof rolled as necessary.
The required footing size, depth, and reinforcing is calculated.
High-volume flyash concrete (HVFA) footings improve durability and minimize environmental impact.
Slab thicknesses and reinforcing are calculated and the slab is prepared for pour.
Concrete mix has to be dry to minimize shrinkage cracking yet flowable enough to be pumped by boom on a hot day.
The slab is wet cured for 7 days to assure a tough, tight finish and reduced long-term cracking. Proper curing is even more important in hot weather.
The foundation is complete, the metal building frame is erected.
Industrial Slab- Coil Loading
Industrial slabs are designed to support heavy loads either uniform loading or point loads from racks as well as wheel loads from forklifts. The slab thickness, reinforcing, jointing, crack control, and subgrade stiffness are all considered to select the most economical slab configuration.
When required footings cover more than half the area beneath a structure, enlarging the footings to cover the entire area speeds construction and reduces cost. This type of foundation is called a raft or mat foundation.
Shop Floor Pits
Foor pits for auto repair shop are formed and prepared before the slab is poured.
Stemwalls if any are required are cast or built of cmu.
Sometimes the slab is poured last to allow time for final equipment layout design to be completed.
The metal building manufacturer takes it to completion per the owners specifications.