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Frequently Asked Questions



1. Do you provide a complete building package?
We can supply the complete steel building including standard accessories. Accessories that are not manufactured by us can be supplied as buy outs (Turbo vents, sky light panel, Poly-carbonate Sheet, FRP Sheet & Insulation, etc.) and can be included in our scope of supply. For mezzanine floors we will provide the steel framing and steel deck.

2. Is it possible to dismantle the building and reconstruct it at another place? What will be the cost of the new and reassembled building?
Yes, it is possible to dismantle and rebuild at a new location. The costs would have to be worked out on a case-by-case basis depending on size, complexity and distance to new location.

3. Are PEB systems suitable for all kinds of weather conditions?
Yes, ATS Building Systems PEB has supplied buildings for a range of weather conditions including snow conditions, high desert temperatures, heavy rainfall, cyclone wind speeds, seismic loads, etc. Based on ambient conditions at the site and building usage, we design, supply and erection of the building to the specified requirements.

4. How much is the saving in foundations?
The saving would be basically due to less number of column foundations due to large spans and bay spacing plus reduction in column reactions due to less dead load of steel. It is not possible to accurately quantify the cost savings as it would vary by type of project. Pre-engineered buildings utilize pierced (column) beam as a general rule, which results in lighter foundations.

5. Do you provide design calculations?
Yes, we will provide design calculations for the building, whenever requested, for approval by the consultant/client.

6. Are your connections on-site bolted or welded?
All field connections are bolted. There is no site welding required. This considerably reduces building erection time.

7. It appears that you have to predetermine all requirements before ordering the building. Since this may not be possible sometimes, what is the flexibility available for any change in requirements later?
It is more economical to initially design the building incorporating future requirements like future increase in width, length, loading additional cranes, etc. This will avoid any site modification work later. However, in cases where clients require building modifications that were not previously considered, this can be done on a case-by-case basis through on-site modifications. To avoid this, consultants usually take a conservative approach and initially specify higher design loads to cover for future requirements.

8. What sort of details are provided by you for erection assistance?
We provide detailed erection drawings, technical assistance through site visits by our technical representatives during erection.

9. What is the alternative to rod bracing, if they are to be avoided?
We can provide angle bracing instead of rod bracing when required. At walls where rod bracing is not allowed due to access or other reasons, we will provide portal bracing as per design requirements.

10. Please explain compatibility of main structural frames, covering, etc. to fire resistance requirements.
Fire resistance on steel structure can be achieved by enclosing the steel with a fire protection system. This can be done by spray application of fire resistance coating on steel members or approval requirements. We will design the system to achieve the required fire rating.

11. Are modifications to the existing structure done by welding or bolting?
To field stiffen an existing structural member, it is normal practice to weld cover plates, angles, web stiffeners, etc. as per design requirements. We can provide these details if required.