Steel Building Framing Systems
Every framing system at American Buildings is custom designed and manufactured to meet your unique building needs. Available in virtually any size, in clear span or modular frame, you can enjoy the ultimate design flexibility.
Primary Framing Systems
With American Buildings Company you have nearly unlimited framing options for your metal building. Our in-house engineers custom design your facility using the latest in BIM 3D Modeling technology, giving you a virtual replica of your building, which allows us to accurately depict all structural elements during the design process.
Gable Roof Framing SystemA gable roof system provides a roof with two sloping sides and a ridge. Available in both clear span and modular (interior columns), as well as with straight or tapered columns, a gable roof framing system is a very economical and flexible design solution.
ABC's TrussFrame is an open web rigid frame, system that allows for clear spans in excess of 300 feet. Compatible with all ABC roof systems, TrussFrame offers maximum design flexibility with unobstructed, column-free interior space. Available in both gable and single slope with modular (interior columns) options available.
A lean-to provides a cost-effective means of making a building wider by utilizing a single slope system to extend the roof line of a building. A lean-to must be supported on the high side by an adjoining building column.
Secondary Framing Systems
Roof Secondary Structural
American Buildings Company supplies cold-formed zee, cee, and eave strut section purlins, or open web bar joists, based on the economy of each member, the roof system, product application or by customer choice.
Wall Secondary Structural
Girt conditions refer to the method in which horizontal girts are attached to the exterior columns of your building. ABC offers an inset girt where minimum air space is provided between the columns and exterior panels, a flush girt where no space is provided between the columns and exterior panels, which offers the maximum floor space, and a bypass girt which makes a continuous run around the outside of a building’s columns, providing an air space equal to girt depth between the columns and exterior panels.
ClearBay® Roof Joist System
ABC’s ClearBay roof joist system provides spacious bays of up to 60’, offering the ultimate in versatility and open spaces. Exclusive only to Nucor companies, our ClearBay joist system is supplied by Vulcraft, a leading manufacturer of steel joists whose quality control is unsurpassed in the industry. The ClearBay roof joist system is available with a standard welded bridging, or a bolted option which often leads to faster and more economical construction costs.