Direction curved panels must be carried
after being formed (F).
Level area required to lay panels on the
ground for seaming. Building will not be
consistent if panels are not straight when
Space required for crane operations (I-I).
The design of the foundation for a K-span
building depends on the size of the building, the
existing soil conditions, and the wind load. he
foundations for the buildings are simple and easy to
construct. With the even distribution of the load in
a standard arch building, the size of the continuous
strip footing is smaller and therefore more
economical than foundations for more conventional
The concrete forms and accessories provided are
sufficient 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 the
steel, and the psi (pounds per square inch) of the
concrete are critical. The building panels are
welded to the angle in the footer before the
concrete is placed. Because of this operation, all
of the aspects of the footer construction must be
c o m p l e t e l y c h e c k e d f o r a l i g n m e n t a n d
squareness. Once concrete is placed, there is no
way to correct errors.
As mentioned above, forms are provided for the
foundation. Using table 8-1 as a guide, figure 8-15
gives you a simple foundation layout by parts
designation. As noted in figure 8-15, the cross pipes
are not provided in the kit. They must be ordered when
the project is being planned and estimated.
Table 8-l.Concrete Forms Included in Kit