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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Structural Loads: Why Do They Matter to Your Metal Building?

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Building designers need a working knowledge of structural loads regardless of the construction material, but steel behaves differently under load...

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Why Cold-formed Steel Frame Components Make a Better Building

Posted on March 5, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Cold-formed steel has been used in framing since approximately 1850. The Virginia Baptist Hospital, founded in 1924, was one of the earliest...

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Select the Right Steel Building Components

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Construction is a complex process with so many moving parts it’s hard to believe there’s any rhyme or reason to it. Prefabricated steel buildings...

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How to Choose the Perfect Frame for your Steel Building

Posted on February 19, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Designing your steel building starts with the selection of the type of frame that best suits the intended use of the building, how it fits into...

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