Standard Specifications for SteelLite Pre-Fabricated Metal Buildings
SECTION 1 — GENERAL
1.1 THIS SPECIFICATION designates the quality, design criteria
and workmanship used in metal building systems designed, manufactured
and furnished by SteelLite Metal Building Co., hereinafter referred to
as SteelLite. SPECIFICATIONS herein are to be used as a guide of the
performance requirements for the materials used in the design and manufacture
of SteelLite's product line. They are intended to insure that the architect,
engineer, builder and/or owner understand the basis for the design and manufacture of SteelLite's pre-engineered building systems.
1.2 The metal building system is designed as a complete system.
All components of the system shall be provided or specified by SteelLite.
Members and connections not indicated on the drawings shall not be the
responsibility of SteelLite.
1.3 SteelLite utilizes the standard specifications of industry
recognized organizations, such as: AISC, AWS, ASTM, AISI, MBMA etc.,
as the basis for establishing it's own design, fabrication and quality
criteria, standards, practices, methods and tolerances. For convenience,
one or more provisions of a particular group or agency may be referenced
in SteelLite documents where appropriate. In all events, however, unless
stipulated otherwise in the Final Quotation and Contract Form, SteelLite's
design, fabrication and quality criteria, standards, practices, methods
and tolerances will govern the work; any other interpretations to the
1.4 BUILDING NOMENCLATURE
1.4.1 THE BUILDING "WIDTH" AND "LENGTH" shall be measured from
the outside face to the outside face of the wall studs. The girts will
be applied outside of the building width and length.
1.4.2 THE BUILDING "EAVE HEIGHT" shall be measured from the bottom
of the base track to the intersection of lines representing the outside
of the wall stud and the top of the roof truss or rafter.
1.4.3 THE "TRUSS SPACING" is nominal and shall be measured center
line to center line of the main trusses, except at end bays where "Truss
Spacing" is measured from the outside of the wall stud to the center
line of the first interior truss.
SECTION 2 — DRAWINGS
2.1 SteelLite shall supply on all orders two sets of anchor
bolt drawings and reactions.
2.2 SteelLite shall supply on all orders three sets of final
2.3 Upon request, SteelLite shall supply three sets of permit
drawings showing engineering design details, critical clearances, key
connection details, and material specifications
2.4 SteelLite shall supply three sets of approval drawings on
specified jobs. Approval drawings shall show building layout, critical
clearances, critical details, and may include permit drawing information
if requested. Final fabrication will not begin until approval drawings
have been returned with appropriate release signatures or appropriate
instruction has been given to SteelLite to release the project using
a Change Order.
2.5 SteelLite does not supply shop fabrication drawings for review
or approval. As-built drawings are not provided by SteelLite.
2.6 Unless noted on the SteelLite order documents, all drawings
are issued on 11" x 17" paper stock.
2.7 SteelLite does not provide electronic drawing files or as-built
SECTION 3 - FRAMING
3.1 PRIMARY FRAMING shall be the main load carrying structural
members consisting of trusses and studs. These members shall support
secondary structural members.
3.1.1 SteelLite TRUSS shall be manufactured of cold-formed light
gauge sections. This system provides a clear span, single gable, or
single sloped truss designed to support the specified loads.
3.1.2 MATERIALS used in the fabrication of primary framing systems
shall be designed utilizing SteelLite's standard practices, generally
in compliance with the AISI's "Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed
Steel Structural Members.
3.2 PRIMARY ENDWALL FRAMING shall be the main load carrying members
of the building endwall. They shall include the corner studs and endwall
studs, and shall be manufactured of cold-formed light gauge sections.
3.3 SECONDARY FRAMING shall be the structural members which distribute
the loads to the primary framing systems, and shall include the purlins,
girts, wind bracing and other miscellaneous structural members. They
shall be manufactured of cold-formed light gauge sections.
3.3.1 PURLINS AND GIRTS shall be nominal 1 ½" tall hat section
members, and shall be manufactured of cold-formed light gauge steel
designed as simple span, partially continuous or continuous for the
3.3.2 WIND BRACING shall be a system of bracing designed for
the specified loads in accordance with SteelLite's design practices
3.3.3 MISCELLANEOUS FRAMING shall normally be those members which
work in conjunction with primary, primary endwall and secondary framing
systems. They shall include members such as: jambs, headers, or bridging,
and shall be designed to be supportive of the framing systems.
SECTION 4- ROOF AND WALL COVERINGS
4.1 ROOF AND WALL COVERING shall consist of the roof panels,
their attachments, trim and sealant for use on the exterior of the roof.
The standard product shall be Centurydrain. Centurydrain sheeting is not
recommended for roof slopes less than 3:12. SteelLite will not be responsible
for sealing of Centurydrain sheeting on any roof installation of less
4.1.1 SteelLite's sheeting shall be a system of 29
gauge roof panels providing a 36" wide net coverage having 3/4" high
major ribs at 9" centers and two minor ribs between the major ribs.
Side laps shall be one full major rib and shall utilize the bearing
edge of the underlying major rib for support. SteelLite's
sheeting shall be continuous from ridge to eave until panel length exceeds
27 ft., in which case end laps are provided. End laps shall be 6" and
occur over a supporting member.
4.1.2 MATERIALS used in the fabrication of SteelLite's
roof sheeting shall normally be or a pre-finished Silicon Polyester
Polar White finish over Aluminum-Zinc alloy-coated or G90 zinc-coated
galvanized 29 gauge steel. A baked-on finish coat will be applied on
one side, while a baked-on straight polyester wash coat will be applied
on the other.
4.2 CLOSURES shall be a closed cell polyethylene material of
a gray neutral color, and shall be die cut to panel profiles. Closures
shall be supplied as required to provide weather tightness.
4.3 FASTENERS for roof and wall covering systems shall normally
be one or more types of self-drilling.
SECTION 5- MANUFACTURING
5.1 STRUCTURAL MEMBERS shall normally be fabricated by shearing,
flame cutting, forming, welding, punching, drilling, reaming, and screwing,
etc., as required in accordance with SteelLite's standard practices.
5.2 SHOP CONNECTIONS for built-up and/or hot-rolled members shall
normally be welded using either a submerged or gas metal arc weld process.
Welding shall be in accordance with SteelLite's standard practices in
compliance with the applicable sections, relating to design requirements
and allowable stresses of the latest edition of the "AWS Structural
Welding Code D1.1".
5.3 FIELD CONNECTIONS shall normally be the fastening of light
gauge members using self-drilling in accordance with SteelLite erection
drawings and standard erection instructions.
5.4 WORKMANSHIP AND TOLERANCES of the manufactured building parts
shall be in accordance with SteelLite's quality control standards.
SECTION 6 — MISCELLANEOUS
6.1 ANCHOR BOLTS are not normally supplied by SteelLite. Anchor
bolts shall not be less than the size and quantity shown on the SteelLite
anchor bolt setting drawings. Anchor bolts are unpainted for bonding
with concrete, and are of sufficient capacity to properly resist the
governing reactions induced by the design loads on the structure. Foundation
reactions are furnished by SteelLite; however, no responsibility for
foundation design will be accepted by SteelLite. All anchor bolts are
to be set in strict accordance with SteelLite drawings. Anchor bolts
are designed in accordance with ASTM F1554 and it also meets ASTM A307
Grade C regulations. Additional materials required for compliance.
6.2 ERECTION of the SteelLite building system shall be in accordance
with the appropriate erection drawings, erection guides and/or other
documents furnished by SteelLite. It shall be the erector's responsibility
to comply with all appropriate legal and safety requirements. It shall
be the erectors responsibility to determine and provide any and all
temporary bracing, shoring, blocking, bridging, and/or securing of components,
etc., as required during erection of the building.
6.3 SteelLite's STANDARD WARRANTY of production fabricated by
SteelLite, excluding paint, carries a warranty against failure due to
defective material or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from
the date of shipment. SteelLite's ability under this warranty shall
be limited to furnishing, but not dismantling or installing, necessary
replacement material F.O.B. SteelLite's plant in Tennessee. THIS WARRANTY
IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND THERE ARE
NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR
ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, BEYOND THOSE STATED HEREIN. IN NO EVENT SHALL
SteelLite BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, OR OTHER INCIDENTAL CONSEQUENTIAL,
OR SPECIAL DAMAGES.