manuals. Do not permit shortcuts in adjustments.
Any variations in adjustments, or disregard for the instruc-
tions found in the operating manuals, will leave you with
a pile of useless material or an inconsistent building.
The design of the foundation for a K-SPAN
building depends on the size of the building (MIC 120
or MIC 240), the existing soil conditions, and the wind
load. The foundation must be approved by a certified
The foundations for the buildings are easy to
construct when you have the right equipment and crew.
The roof and wall loads are transferred to the foundation
through the base of each arch. Therefore, all loads are
uniformly carried down each sidewall by continuous
strip footing. The foundations are more economical
than foundations of more conventional buildings.
The concrete forms and accessories provide
sufficient material to form the foundations for a building
100 feet long by 50 feet wide. When a different
configuration is required, forms are available from the
The actual footing construction is based, as with all
projects, on the plans and specifications. The location
of the forms, the placement of steel, and the psi (pounds
per square inch) of the concrete is critical. The building
Figure 9-13.Simple form assembly.