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Metal Building Systems AIA HSW

Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., P.Eng.

This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation.


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Course Outline

Most all of the leading pre-engineered metal building manufacturers, through their builders/dealer networks or in-house support personnel, offer framing selection assistance. Typically the manufacturers make sure that no critical aspects of the selection process are inadvertently over-looked prior to ordering the building system. This type of assistance can be invaluable even for those designers that are familiar with the metal building approach. This course will enable the user to understand and be able to properly communicate with these sources when developing a project that involves a pre-engineered or metal building system.

This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.

Learning Objective

This course will expose the user to both definitions and an understanding of the different types of structural framing available from pre-engineered metal building system manufacturers. This course will also make it possible for a project engineer or architect to select the most economical type of structural framing system for a given building. In addition, this course will provide the user with a list of critical items to look for during the shop drawing review process.

Course Introduction

Choosing the best type of framing package for a given project is an important part of making the most of a pre-engineered or metal building system solution. It is a decision that requires consideration of the project requirements, and an understanding of the differences between the various types of framing systems. This course will enable the user to become familiar with the terms used in the industry in order to help facilitate the assistance that is readily available from many different relationship with any of the many metal building manufacturers.

Course Content

The course content is contained in the following PDF file:

Metal Building Systems

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Course Summary

Metal building systems are typically provided in one of the following forms; tapered beam, single-span rigid frame, multi-span rigid frame, single-span and continuous truss and lean-to. The most economical framing system for any given project depends on the anticipated use and clear-span requirements of the building. Information and assistance in the preliminary design and pricing of a metal building is readily available through the MBMA.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

American Building Company
MBMA

Quiz

Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.