Figure 8-53.Completed 40' x 100' x 14' pre-engineered metal building.
involve several different types of framing systems,
which include steel arches, cable-hung frames, and
other types of systems. These methods are beyond the
scope of this TRAMAN.
Pre-engineered metal structures are commonly used
in military construction. These structures are usually
designed and fabricated by civilian industry to conform
with specifications set forth by the military.
Rigid-frame buildings, steel towers, communications
antennas, and steel tanks are some of the most
commonly used structures, particularly at overseas
advanced bases. Pre-engineered structures offer an
advantage in that they are factory-built and designed to
be erected in the shortest amount of time possible. Each
structure is shipped as a complete kit, including all the
materials and instructions needed to erect it.
Of the pre-engineered metal structures available,
the one that is perhaps most familiar to the Seabees is
the pre-engineered metal building (PEB) shown in
figures 8-53 and 8-54. Figure 8-53 shows the
nomenclature of the various parts of the PEB. For
definition of this nomenclature, erection details, and
other important information regarding the PEB, you
should refer to the Steelworker, NAVEDTRA 12530.
Figure 8-54.Structural members of a pre-engineered metal building.