Design Guide & Importance, Application, Disclaimer
Design Guide Cyclonic and Non-Cyclonic Regions
Why it’s Important?
- Regardless of their importance level or classification, buildings should not fail when subjected to the ultimate loading events for which they are certified to be designed.
- Each building and its location are unique and the designer must ascertain the appropriate classification and importance level to determine the appropriate design actions on the structure.
- Generic designs should take into account and clearly disclose in documentation and literature, the most adverse use for which a building may be sold or recommended or is reasonably likely to be used.
This Guide applies to buildings with structural frames made predominantly from cold-formed steel and clad predominantly with steel wall and roof sheeting.
The following buildings are not covered:
- Habitable buildings of any kind and any structures attached to them
- Silos and similar produce stores where stored contents applies vertical or lateral wall loads
- Buildings taller than 10 metres, longer than 100 metres or with span greater than 40 metres
- Small garden type sheds, gazebos and summerhouses of less than 10 square metres floor area or less than two metres span or with eave height less than two metres
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