In this segment of our series is we will discuss Cranes for your new pre-engineered metal building kit.
For some purchasers of metal buildings having a crane (or more) incorporated is a requirement. Overhead cranes typically run lengthwise in one bay of the building.
These cranes run on a rail system that is mounted on beams called crane beams. Often these beams are installed on brackets that are attached to the main support columns for your metal building.
As with attached mezzanines, the loads required for cranes must be included in the initial engineering of your building. There are a number of questions that need to be answered in order for the crane loads to be engineered properly.
Some these may include:
Once this information has been acquired, the manufacturer’s engineers can design the structure for the imposed loads of the crane(s).
If a crane may be required in the future, you might be best to include for the capacity and brackets at the initial design stages. It can be very costly to re-engineer the building for cranes afterwards – even if you plan to install separate support columns.
Part 13 Planning and Constructing Metal Building Kits – Placing
the Order - coming soon!
What to Do Next
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