Accession Number : ADA322031

Title :   Metal Building Construction Using the MIC-240 ABM K-Span Machine.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Roye, Kevin L.

PDF Url : ADA322031

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The process of constructing a metal system has always been fairly similar to construct. Although there are many companies that produce, manufacture, and construct metal buildings, the construction effort has been the same. The typical steps are to construct the foundation and floor slab, then erect the steel columns, and roof beams. Once this was completed, the next step was to add Purlins and joists. The final step was to attach and seam together the roof system. There is a different type of metal building system called a K-Span. This metal building does not follow conventional metal building construction methods. In order to construct a K-Span metal building, a special K-Span machine is required. With this machine, a K-Span seamer, and coils steel stock material, a metal building can be constructed. The folks at M.I.C. Industries have taken a different approach to construction of metal building systems by producing a machine that bends, corrugates, and produces curved panel that acts as a structural members not requiring steel columns or steel beams for internal structural support. These curved panels once seamed together, produces a unique, complete and usable metal building.

Descriptors :   *METALS, *BUILDINGS, *CONSTRUCTION, *MACHINES, INDUSTRIES, PRODUCTION, FLOORS, BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), BENDING, SUPPORTS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, ROOFS, CORRUGATING, SEAM WELDING, SLABS(STRUCTURAL).

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE