Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: Costco Structures

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
The Costco buildings in Canada are designed and manufactured by Butler
Manufacturing Co. I have not seen any 1/2" bolts used for frame connections,
what I have seen are 3/4", 7/8" and 1" A325 bolts. Can you please tell me
the location of that particular Costco where you noticed smaller bolts ?

Sikander Abulkhair, P. Eng.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Khosrownia, Ghassem SPK" <GKhosrownia(--nospam--at)spk.usace.army.mil>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 11:41 AM
Subject: Costco Structures


> One of the attractive features of Costco for me is its roof structure (I
> have already bought most of their gadgets!). It is clean, uniform,
seemingly
> well designed, and it incorporates tapered plate girders/beams. Something
> that I have been noticing is that all the visible bolts seem to be about
> 1/2" in diameter. Even the connection of the beam flange to the column cap
> plate is made using small bolts. I am used to using 3/4" h.s. for every
> project except for heavy / long span structures where I use 1" A490's.
Does
> anyone here use smaller diameter bolts routinely? Is there any rule of
thumb
> on what structures it is more appropriate to go smaller?
>
> Ghassem.
>
> ******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
> *   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp
> *   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers
> *   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To
> *   subscribe (no fee) to the list, send email to
> *   admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message type
> *   "join seaint" (no quotes). To Unsubscribe, send email
> *   to admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message
> *   type "leave seaint" (no quotes). For questions, send
> *   email to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you
> *   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted
> *   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web
> *   site at: http://www.seaint.org
> ******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********


******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* *** 
*   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp 
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
*   subscribe (no fee) to the list, send email to 
*   admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message type 
*   "join seaint" (no quotes). To Unsubscribe, send email 
*   to admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message 
*   type "leave seaint" (no quotes). For questions, send 
*   email to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you 
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
*   site at: http://www.seaint.org 
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********