Straightwall Structural Terms
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A horizontal structural component between main frames that supports roof coverings.
The primary assembly of columns and rafters which support secondary structural components.
A horizontal structural member that is attached to the sidewall or endwall columns used to support the paneling.
The space between the supporting columns.
Material used to keep warm air in and cool air out regulating the interior temperature for comfort.
Rods, angles or cables located on each wall in a bay and the roof that work to transfer wind and seismic loads to the foundation.
The bolts that secure the structure to the foundation.
Horizontal channel that moves precipitation away from building.
The line along the side-wall where the wall meets the roof.
The triangular area of the endwall from the level of the eave to the ridge of the roof.
WALL AND ROOF CLADDING
The exterior layer of steel paneling that covers the structural framework.
Horizontal channel that moves precipitation down from the roof.
Some Other Helpful Terms
Anchor Rod Plans:
A drawing which shows the size and location of anchor rods.
A drawing which indicates foundation details such as dimensions and reinforcement requirements amongst others.
Drawings which provide sufficient details to ensure all parts of the building system can be erected properly.
Regulations established by jurisdictions (city/town, county, province/state, etc), outlining required design loads, procedures and construction details.
Framing components which surround an opening.
Weight of additional permanent materials.
Vent that allows air to pass through while keeping water dirt and debris out.
An exhaust vent for a building.
Draws air from outdoors through a fresh air intake located on the exterior wall of the building.