Anchor Bolts: Bolts used to anchor members to a foundation or other support.
Anchor Bolt Plan: A plan view drawing showing the diameter, location and projection of all anchor bolts for the components of the Metal Building System and may show column reactions (magnitude and direction). The maximum base plate dimensions may also be shown.
Approval Drawings: A set of drawings that may include framing plans, elevations and sections through the building for approval of the builder.
Base Angles: An angle secured to a wall or foundation used to attach the bottom of the wall paneling.
Bay: The space between the main frames measured normal to the frame.
Bracing: Rods, angles or cables used in the plane of the roof and walls to transfer loads, such as wind, seismic and crane thrusts to the foundation.
Building Code: Regulations established by a recognized agency describing design loads, procedures and construction details for structures usually applying to a designated political jurisdiction (city, county, state, etc.)
Column: A main member used in a vertical position on a building to transfer loads from main roof beams, trusses, or rafters to the foundations.
Eave Strut: A structural member located at the eave of a building which supports roof and wall paneling.
Endwall: An exterior wall which is parallel to the interior main frame of the building.
Framed Opening: Framing members and flashing which surround an opening.
Girt: A horizontal structural member that is attached to sidewall or endwall columns and supports paneling.
Main Frame: An assemblage of rafters and columns that support the secondary framing members and transfer loads directly to the foundation.
Post and Beam: A structural system consisting of a series of rafter beams supported by columns. Often used as the end frame of a building.
Purlin: A horizontal structural member which supports roof covering and carries loads to the primary framing members.
Rake Trim: A flashing designed to close the opening between the roof and endwall panels.
Rigid Frame: A structural frame consisting of members joined together with moment connections so as to render the frame stable with respect to the design loads, without the need for bracing in its' plane.
Sidewall: An exterior wall which is perpendicular to the frames of a building system.
Span: The distance between two supports.