Structural Design Manual From National Greenhouse Manufacturing Association Offers Construction Guidance

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The manual guides designers through the building code provisions for production and commercial greenhouse structures. It includes the provisions for roof live load, snow load, wind loads and seismic and collateral loads as contained in the building code or reference standards.

Structural design methods for roof framing systems, the support columns and the lateral bracing systems are also detailed. This chapter looks at bracing, connection materials, roof support systems, trusses, arches, rigid frames, gutters, ridges, purlins and more.

It also includes two design examples.

Click here to visit the NGMA Downloads page and click on the dropdown menu under Design Manuals.

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