Subject: Re: doubts in Pre-engineered metal building design
From: Mark Nowmos <mnowmos(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 01:05:50 -0500
Be very skeptical. These manufacturers design to the tightest of what the
code allows. And some of them seem to design in a vacuum, I believe the
psychological term is "solipsism", where the outside world is just a fantasy
envisioned by the beholder. Check all their numbers. I get the feeling
that they have people just plugging numbers into a design program, with no
review by an actual engineer. Perhaps I'm being cynical or paranoid, but
the use of Z-sections makes me cringe (especially when they are not
laterally braced for torsion).
Mark Nowmos (not a fan of these cheap, to-the-letter-of-the-building-codes
Bill Polhemus wrote:
> Not sure as to the origin of your question.
> Are you trying to DESIGN a metal building? Or are you simply skeptical of
> the standard metal building design approach and details?
> If the former, are you working as a consulting to a M.B. manufacturer?
> If the latter, I would point out that metal building folks have been in
> business a LONG time, and I would venture to say that the established
> manufacturers--and there are a surprising number of them--have this down
> William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
> Polhemus Engineering Company
> Katy, Texas
> Phone 281-492-2251
> Fax 281-492-8203
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> Subject: doubts in Pre-engineered metal building design
> Hi every one
> I have some doubts regarding pre enginnered metal building design.
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