7 Types of Pre-Engineered Red-Iron Steel Buildings- Part 2

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March 13, 2013

Straight Column Steel Buildings

All types of prefabricated buildings have different requirements. As discussed in Part One of this series on steel framing, choosing clear span or modular span framing is the first step. That determination is based on size, application, and budget for the project.

7 Types of Steel FramingRHINO’s prefab steel buildings use “rigid-frame” framing. Also known as “red-iron” because of the red-oxide paint on the steel, these structures are manufactured to be RHINO-tough.

7 Types of RHINO Steel Building Frames

RHINO uses seven basic types of prefabricated buildings, as you can see in the illustration. Each of the blogs in this series will discuss the strengths of one of these steel-framing methods.

We begin with basic straight column straight column prefabricated steel framing.

Straight Column Steel Buildings

Many people choose a STRAIGHT COLUMN structure because interior finishing is easier to install than with a tapered column framing system. The straight walls maximize usable floor space. The minimum horizontal loads of a straight column system often save money on slab foundations, as well.

Straight column frames are generally used in structures up to about 80’ wide. However, building widths over 40’ are sometimes more economical with tapered column framing. If your structure is to be 50’ or more, you may want to have the building quoted both ways to evaluate your options.

Straight column framing works great for small offices or other free-standing commercial or retail operations. They are also popular with restaurants and other businesses where maximum use of interior space is important.

RHINO has the Perfect Steel Building System for Your Next Building Project

Regardless of what your metal building project may be, RHINO has a building system to meet all of your requirements.

For durability, flexibility, and ease of construction, a prefabricated RHINO metal building is the ultimate choice. Every RHINO structure is designed and manufactured to exacting steel industry standards as well as proper pre-engineered metal building codes. For more information on the types of prefabricated buildings or a free RHINO quote for your project, call RHINO toll free today at: 888.320.7466.

Other articles in this 6-part series explore the uses of tapered column, modular span, single slope and lean-to metal building framing.

- by Bruce Brown,
CEO of RHINO
Steel Building Systems, Inc

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