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Frame Options

Single tube frame. Open web truss frame. Wide-flange open web truss frame. Rigid frame. What do all these frames have in common? Well, all of them get considered when we start the process to uncover a building model that works for your unique project.

The steel framework is just one of the three elements that work together to create your ShelterSolution. Also, check out our sections on steel coatings and building profiles that round out the other two elements that go into the building blocks of your project.

If we’re talking free space to maneuver airplanes inside a hangar or added height to lift the box of a mining site haul-truck, an open web truss design can accomplish that. We have standard buildings that range from 30’ – 200’ wide, with the ability to custom build up to 300’ wide.

Single Tube Frame
Just a single tube of HSS (hollow structural section) steel is all it takes sometimes to get the job done. You’ll find this frame in less complex projects like hay storage in an agricultural setting or cart storage on a golf course – structures that need to keep things sheltered away from the elements.

These range from 18’ – 40’ in width (in any length).

Open Web Truss
As your project gets more complex, you may need some added strength. An open web truss design can push the boundary on clear-span space. It also provides options to build up instead of out with custom sidewall heights.

If we’re talking free space to maneuver airplanes inside a hangar or added height to lift the box of a mining site haul-truck, an open web truss design can accomplish that. We have standard buildings that range from 30’ – 200’ wide, with the ability to custom build up to 300’ wide.

Wide-Flange Open Web Truss
By incorporating wide-flange steel in the chord and ensuring there is no exposed HSS (Hollow Structural Steel), this frame is very well suited for corrosive environments like fertilizer storage.

If that sounds interesting, our Building Advisors will help you walk through why this design could make sense for you – especially when you’re looking for a 25-year steel framework warranty in a corrosive environment.

Rigid Frame
Looking for something a bit more traditional? You’ll find a lot of familiar features in our rigid frame design - easy to fully clad in steel, lower sloped roof, and a completely customizable profile.

While those are some of the more familiar features, we can also look at offsetting the peak of the building, adding a lean-to create additional space, or adding on to an existing building that you have on site.

The Next Step

Before you continue through the rest of the site, make sure you stop by these sections to help ensure you choose the building that best suits you and your business.

ShelterSolutions

We deliver a wide variety of ShelterSolutions to customers in virtually every industry, anywhere in the world.

Before You Buy

Consider what is important to your building project. We have experience with simple to complex projects.

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