Metal Building Components

November 11, 2021

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Main Frame Column

Main Frame Columns provide the vertical load bearing support for the entire building structure.

Galvanized Z Purlins used for roof desk support.

Galvanized Z-Purlins used as support for the roofing deck.  These in turn sit on rafters that are built up beams.

Wind Bent Column

A Wind-Bent column is a sub-frame consisting of two portal columns and a portal rafter placed between the two adjacent mainframe columns in a bay. 

intermeiittent support co;umns

Intermittent support columns allow for smaller rafters by providing midspan support.  


Here you see 1.5″ B Wide Rib Roof Deck supported by Galvanized C Purlins.  Together with the concrete deck above them, they makeup the structure of the second floor.

U-Panel Siding

These are the U-Panels that are the exterior skin of the building.

C-Purlin for Window Framing

Galvanized C-Purlins used as lightweight framing for windows.

Galvanized C-Purlins

Galvanized C Purlin, used here as a Girt.  Girts provide lateral support to the wall panel to resist wind loads and are used to attach the building skin


Jack Beams are used to support discontinued columns that do not extend to lower floors.


B panel used as support for Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS).  The finished wall will be stucco.

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