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Re: metal buildings
- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: metal buildings
- From: ECVAl3(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 20:03:26 EDT
My advice is if he can't afford it, don't build it!
In a message dated 7/30/2009 4:44:08 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
I’ve got a large
(100’x140’) pre-fab steel building for an ice rink that I’m doing the
foundations for. It’s basically seven
100’ wide. I just found out that the foundation
has to be designed without a slab (which
won’t be built maybe for years, until the budget
allows). So I’ve got ~65 kips of out-thrust at the base of each
column, and no opportunity for a hairpin into the slab. And
the budget also does not allow at this time for the strip footing/stemwall to
be built between the piers. So I told
the client that he’s going to
have to connect the base of each arch with a concrete/rebar tie
underground, and he flipped out. This is a non-profit community effort
to get covered ice here (which we all want), and the budget
doesn’t appear to have an extra $50 in it, let alone what
it would take to probably account for the foundation
building manufacturer is not interested in trying to resolve the horizontal
force higher up; his steel sections will not handle a cable tie at
eave level. Other than an abutment or a
tension tie, I’m at a loss. Does anyone
have other ideas for how to deal with this?