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You're on the right track seeking advice from others with more experience.

Many aspects of metal building, such as the non prismitic members, side
sway, member local buckeling and true joint stiffnesses are not elementary

A work of advice: I have  been involved in the investigation of 3 metal
buildiings that failed in hurricane winds. In each case, they might have
survived if the their connections to the foundation had not corroded away
before the storm. A little extra metal at the base plate and lower column
area to compensate for corrosion would not cost much.

All the best

John Pepper, P.E.


John Pepper
The Pepper Engineering Group, Inc.
20895 East Dixie Highway
Aventura, FL 33180