When shopping around for a steel building, whether
it be for a barn or garage, you should know the terms and words used in
the industry. An educated consumer is rarely taken advantage of.
We have put together this glossary in hopes of
educating you the consumer.
Please search by using alphabetical order:
||An extra building component added to a
basic building such as a door, window, vent, etc.
||Aluminum coated steel.
||Bolts set in concrete, used to anchor
structural members to concrete foundation.
||(Aluminum Anodic Oxide Coating) A process
of coating aluminum by electrolytic oxidation resulting in a
thin film of aluminum oxide of extreme hardness. Dye-coloring is
possible by impregnation during the process.
||A product drawing sent to
the customer to verify design and dimensions and to verify the
sales contract description of materials and services the
manufacturer has agreed to furnish.
||American Society for Testing
and Materials. An organization concerned with development of
consensus standards, testing procedures and specification.
||A closure between the two
leaves of a double swing or a double slide door used to close
||All specified dynamic live
loads other than the basic design loads which the building must
safely withstand - such as cranes, material handling systems and
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