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:
||A baffle used to
open or close the throat of ventilators.
||The weight of the
structure itself plus any permanent stationary loads.
surface to which roofing or waterproofing system
(including insulation) is applied.
displacement of a structural member in the direction of
load and measured from its no-load position.
||The action of wall
panels on flush-framed walls to act as one unit to
resist longitudinal wind force.
rectangular, square or round tubular section used to
carry water from a gutter to the ground.
structural, mechanical or electrical plan, elevation or
section indicating in isometric or in axonometric
perspective, the detailed location, dimension, quantity
or extent of material, product or member to be
||A tapered pin used
to align holes in steel members to be connected. Also
called "Spud Wrench".
||A metal strip placed
along the edge of a roof to divert water.
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