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Old 03-26-2018, 09:37 AM   #1
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So a customer has recently asked me to build them a 45x60' building, steel frame with a removable roof. There is already equipment mounted where the building will go, so no supports.. I've ran through building it piece by piece and placing it together with crane at the location.. And my conclusion is.. I'm lost on this thing. How do i make the trusses? how could i possibly make the roof removable? I've thought about bolt up designs, I'm just worried about the building strength. I've also considered building it in 45x12' sections and hauling it out there. witch would work, but again, how do i make the roof removable without having to have my guys out there to make sure nothing catastrophic happens?
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So a customer has recently asked me to build them a 45x60' building, steel frame with a removable roof. There is already equipment mounted where the building will go, so no supports.. I've ran through building it piece by piece and placing it together with crane at the location.. And my conclusion is.. I'm lost on this thing. How do i make the trusses? how could i possibly make the roof removable? I've thought about bolt up designs, I'm just worried about the building strength. I've also considered building it in 45x12' sections and hauling it out there. witch would work, but again, how do i make the roof removable without having to have my guys out there to make sure nothing catastrophic happens?
Get an engineer involved.

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I was afraid i might have to do that.
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I was afraid i might have to do that.
Afraid? No way in hell would I ever tackle something like this without one involved from the beginning. Do you realize the liability of doing this on your own?
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Charge up the yingyang X 2 for being silly...


Where will all the stuff that hangs on the ceiling in a "Normal" building go??

Why not install a bridge gantry crane in a taller walled building? think barn Door/ walls on rollers for large equipment egress in ANY direction except UP.....or down

What is the purpose of the pop top???????? Missile silo?

rail road irons and mine car wheel for tracks to winch roof pieces over sideways rail 'bed. probably above an adjacent builing.

Get a young and an old Engineer, the young guy to draw it, the old guy to make it safe to build and use.

Post a couple of pictures it you realy need some ideas.
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So a customer has recently asked me to build them a 45x60' building, steel frame with a removable roof. There is already equipment mounted where the building will go, so no supports.. I've ran through building it piece by piece and placing it together with crane at the location.. And my conclusion is.. I'm lost on this thing. How do i make the trusses? how could i possibly make the roof removable? I've thought about bolt up designs, I'm just worried about the building strength. I've also considered building it in 45x12' sections and hauling it out there. witch would work, but again, how do i make the roof removable without having to have my guys out there to make sure nothing catastrophic happens?

How do you get your buildings?
Does your supplier have a design service for you buying the whole package from him?

When you say removable, you mean like, take the lid off?
Or do you mean some sort of motorized slide away roof section?
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First, you get a qualified contractor to take the project on, and let him get an engineer and steel fabricator on board, and then stand back.

Being in North Dakota, you will not only have wind loads, but snow loads, and the design isn't a back yard shed. The questions you are asking indicate you are not in your element and you really need to get an experienced contractor/erector or at the minimum, for an on site consultant.
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This is not an unusual requirement when building for industry. Have built quite a few such structures so that large pieces of equipment could be accessed and / or removed for maintenance.

It's really not that difficult, but as suggested you need to get an engineer to design the project.
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There is a Europe based scaffold company that specializes in all weather enclosures to speed construction....and allows much tighter QC as temps and humidity are controlled....

I'd contact an Aircraft hanger builder, the PEMBs are a nickle a dozen

Second thought would be a Marine cargo ship engineer with experience designing dry bulk carriers with removable hatches.
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The guys at WalMart would be the right people for that question.

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reason i bring up the tent buildings...a young local manufacturer here was having growing pains. he turned out an excellent product, on time.

he was faced at a bad time of year...that he needed more room. only thing he could get, and get put up was a tent building. he used it to store his incoming steel, and store the finished product until shipping out of the elements freeing up his normal floor space for the actual manufacturing process that was in place.

he thought it would be short term...been there now about 6-7 years...still standing.

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