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Colors shown are for illustration
purposes only and do not represent
actual colors sold by Sawyer Metal.
Final selection should be made
from color chips.
Anchor Bolt Plan
A plan view drawing showing the diameter, location,
and projection of all anchor bolts for the
components of the Metal Building System and
may show column reactions (magnitude and direction).
The maximum base plate dimensions
may also be shown.
A set of drawings that may include framing plans,
elevations, and sections through the building for
approval by the builder.
An angle secured to a wall or foundation used to
attach the bottom of the wall paneling.
The space between frame center lines or primary supporting
members in the longitudinal direction
of the building.
Beam and Column
A structural system consisting of a series of rafter
beams supported by columns. Often used as the
end frame of a building.
Rods, angles, or cables used in the plane of the
roof and walls to transfer loads, such as wind, seismic
and crane thrusts to the foundation.
Regulations established by a recognized agency
describing design loads, procedures and construction
details for structures usually applying to
a designated political jurisdiction (city, county,
A structural member, usually an “I” shaped
made from individual flat plates welded together.
A member in the shape of a block “C” formed
steel sheet, that may be used either singularly or
back to back.
A strip, formed to the contour of ribbed panels
and used to close openings created by ribbed
panels joining other components, either made of
resilient material or metal.
The line along the sidewall formed by the intersection
of the planes of the roof and wall.
Framing members and flashing which surround
The triangular portion of the endwall from the level
of the eave to the ridge of the roof.
- Auxiliary Loads All specified dynamic
other than the basic design loads which the
building must safely withstand, such as cranes,
material handling systems, machinery, elevators,
vehicles, and impact loads.
- Collateral Loads The weight
of additional permanent
materials required by the contract,
other than the Building System, such as sprinklers,
mechanical and electrical systems, partitions
- Dead Loads The dead load of a building
is the weight of all permanent construction, such as
floor, roof, framing, and covering members.
Loads Those loads specified in building codes
published by Federal, State, County, or
City agencies, or in owner’s specifications to
used in the design of a building.
- Live Loads Loads that
are produced (1) during maintenance by workers, equipment,
and materials, and (2) during the life of the structure
by movable objects and do not include wind, snow,
seismic, or dead loads.
An assemblage of rafters and columns that support
the secondary framing members and transfer
loads directly to the foundation.
A horizontal structural member that supports
roof coverings and carries loads to the primary
The intersection of the plane of the roof and the plane
of the endwall.
The horizontal line formed by opposing sloping
sides of a roof running parallel with the building
A fastener that combines the function of drilling
A fastener that taps its own threads in a
A roof mounted accessory, which allows the air to
A member cold formed from steel sheet in the approximate
shape of a “Z”.