Successful Use of PEMBs
(Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings)
This course will cover the advantages and disadvantages of using a pre-engineered metal building and why PEMB’s are economical. We will examine what needs to be considered when designing the foundations, building envelope, building systems, industrial equipment as well as code considerations. This lesson should equip the designer and builder to know the basic facts about Pre Engineered Metal Buildings.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Outline the advantages and disadvantages of Pre-Engineered buildings
- Identify the code requirements related to bearing capacity of foundations and slabs
- Describe hazardous occupancies and control areas that are often found in this type of structure
- Summarize the code considerations and issues related to special industrial construction
- Why are pemb’s economical
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Conventional foundations
- Deep foundations
- Testing of bearing capacity beneath each column pad
- Blasting for foundations
- Elevated slabs
- Long span
- Cantilevered walls
- Anchor bolt reactions
- Bridge cranes
- Hvac systems
- Electrical: lighting, outlets, welding stations
- Fire suppression
- Building size by code
- Snow drift requirements
- Hazardous occupancies and control areas
Special industrial issues
- Truck docks
- Steps outside loading docks
- Trench drains
- Overhead doors
- Oil water separators/ trench drains
- Subsurface conditions
- Karst geology
- Potential problems
- Faraday's Law of Electromagnetic Induction
- Liability for repairs
- Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available to print upon completion of the course.
- This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA or any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
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