Image of a Steel Building Interior
This Steel Building shows standard construction with metal beam rafters,
support columns and other structural components. This type of steel frame
is widely used to construct buildings that require clear span design and more
When steel buildings are constructed, proper size concrete footings must be
used and should be designed by an engineer. Foundation for the steel
building is perhaps one of the most important aspects of the steel building
erection. You should take time to do the foundation, since unleveled
footings and improperly placed anchor bolts will create a big problem and will
be costly to fix. The saying "measure twice and cut once" applies here.
Steel buildings may also be used without any siding, or with partial siding
as a roof canopy. Such applications may include pavilions, covers for
outdoor riding rings and much more. Keep in mind though, if siding is not
used, all of the metal should be painted and concrete footings should be made
larger and should be designed to withstand uplift loads.
This image was provided by
Image Building Systems. Seems to be a very nice option to provide a
canopy for an outdoor riding ring. The advantage of a steel building, is
the ability to have a clear span on buildings well over 100' in width. In
fact, this building is at least 180' wide, if not wider.