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self frame vs rigid frame building

self frame vs rigid frame building

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Is the new NBC 2005 and CSA A 660 does not allow any self frame structure building.  

RE: self frame vs rigid frame building

What do you mean "not allow any self frame structure building.." ?

Steel arch quonset buildings are considered self framing and are covered by the 660-04 certification. Check the CWB website and look under the Quasar listings at the link http://eng.cwbgroup.org/Certification/Documents/A660.pdf where you will find a list of A660-04 ceretified companies. Currently there are only 2 manufacturers of steel arch buildings that are certified, 1 manufacturer of fabric covered buildings and 1 self framing steel building system manufactured by MakLoc out of Nisku, AB which is also certified.

Any pre-engineered steel frame which is welded including base channels or plates or connectors or whatever they are called by the manufacturer requires the manufacturer to be A660-04 certified.

Bob


MBC International
Pre-engineered building systems

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