Industrial buildings are constructed using a variety of methods, which are dictated by client requirements, site constraints, local regulations and planning controls. 

Open Steel Structures

bag-filter-2-tn The structural design of an open frame to carry components of systems or pipework for special processes or conveying material needs to take into account the specific requirements of the process designer so as to be able to provide access for operation and maintenance as well as ensuring rigidity and strength to resist heavy superimposed loads from equipment and containers. The vertical and horizontal bracing systems should be adequate to prevent sway in the north-south and east-west directions as well as to resist twisting and distortion.

Tiltup Buildings

12-tn Industrial buildings using reinforced concrete tilt-up walls that provide both a fire rating separation as well as a structural support have become very popular and are used extensively through-out Australia.  The lateral wind loads are transferred to the cross wall via wind bracing and the roof beams are designed to carry the roof loads only.

Portal Framed Buildings

31-tn This structural system is most widely adopted where large unobstructed spans can satisfy the warehousing requirements of the client.