Figure 8-9.Buildings side by side.
Disassembly of the pre-engineered building
should not be difficult once you are familiar with the
erection procedures. In disassembling a building, be
sure and clearly mark or number all of the parts. Then
you will know where the parts go when reassembling
the building. The main steps of the disassembly
procedures are as follows:
1. Remove the sheeting.
2. Remove the windows, the door leaves, and the
3. Remove the diagonal brace angles and the sag
4. Remove the braces, the girts, and the purlins.
5. Let down the frames.
K-span buildings (fig. 8-10) are a new form of
construction within the Seabee community. The
intended uses of these buildings are as flexible as the
pre-engineered buildings discussed earlier.
ABM 120 SYSTEM
The K-span building system consists of a
self-contained, metal building manufacturing plant,
known as the ABM 120 System/Automatic Building
Machine 120. This machine is mounted on a trailer,
forming a type of mobile factory (fig. 8-11) that is
easily towed to even the remotest construction sites. An
important aspect of this machine is that it can be
transported by air anywhere in the world easily. In fact.
the ABM System has been certified for air transport by
the U.S. Air Force in C-130, C-141, and C-5 aircraft.
Once the machine is delivered on site, it can be set
up in minutes and turn coils of steel into structural