Sunday, October 3, 2010

Industrial Building Systems

Industrial Building Systems are those structures used by an industry; this can be of any type ranging from salt and sand to those manufacturing of heavy equipment.   Generally at least a part and in most cases the entire area is of one storey height.  These buildings offer column free support and there lengths can vary largely, also these types of buildings provide thousands of usable square feet for manufacturing needs thereby offering the most cost effective solution in the market today.

Also these buildings are fully customizable with a variety of ceiling lights, windows, insulation and doors.   The speed of erection, high strength to weight ratio and ease of extension make steel the most popular industrial building material. Types of Industrial Buildings These industrial buildings can be classified in different ways, given below are two major ways of classification:
  • Normal type building systems
  • Special type building systems.

Also normal usage identifies, normal type building systems as the shed type building systems which is a rather rough construction used basically for storage purposes.  Also popular are the open frame structures that mainly consist of a structure supported by a skeleton made of steel or reinforced concrete rather than by load-bearing walls.  They often have diagonal bracing or shear walls and diaphragms for lateral stability; the strength of steel only makes it possible to have buildings with longer spans

A wide variety of building types exists, ranging from major structures, such as power stations and process plants, to small manufacturing units for high quality goods.

The most common type is the simple rectangular structure, typically single-storey, which provides a weatherproof and environmentally comfortable space for carrying out manufacturing or for storage. First cost is always an overriding consideration, but within a reasonable budget a building of good appearance with moderate maintenance requirements can be achieved. While ease of extension and flexibility are desirable, first cost usually limits the provisions which can be usefully included in the design for these potential requirements. Although suitable provisions can achieve savings in the cost of specific future modifications, for example by avoiding, the use of special gable frames, changes in manufacturing processes or building use may vary the modifications required.

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