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.
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||Reinforcing bar used
to help transfer anchor bolt shear (due to column
thrust) to concrete floor mass. The "U" shaped hair-pin
wraps around the anchor bolts inside the slab.
||Also Knee. The
deepened portion of a column or rafter, designed to
accommodate the high stress where column and rafter
intersect and connect.
||A horizontal member
over a wall opening.
||Trim used above a
||Any bolt made from
steel having a tensile strength in excess of 100,000
pounds per square inch (p.s.i.). Some examples are ASTM
A-325, A-354, A-449.
having a yield stress in excess of 36,000 pounds per
||A roof which rises
by incline planes from all four sides.
(angles, channels, I-beams, etc.) which are formed by
rolling mills while the steel is in a semi-molten state.
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