Just Ask Jack: Eave Height - Don't shortchange yourself

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Whirlwind Team

It sounds simple-but there is an important and often overlooked specification of a metal building: It is the roof and wall sheeting intersect...

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How Does Wall Bracing Work?

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Wall bracing provides steel-framed structures both lateral and longitudinal stability. Bracing transfers the stress of loads across the walls from...

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Why Do You Need Purlin and Girt Bracing?

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Components of the secondary frame, girts and purlins act as attachment points and support for the wall and roof panels. That is all they are...

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Which Is Better for Your Building: Single-Span or Multi-Span Rigid Frames?

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Which is better for your building - single-span or multi-span rigid frames? The answer, as in many decisions is, “It depends.”

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FAQs about Tapered Beam Framing

Posted on April 30, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Every steel building has a primary frame designed to provide maximum stability for the local environment and the use to which the building will...

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What are Girts and Purlins?

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Girts and purlins are components of the secondary frame of a metal building. A girt is a horizontal structural member in a framed wall that...

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