Steel Frame Buildings
All Legacy fabric structures have a solid steel frame made of fabricated I-beams. Frames and secondary members are manufactured onsite using an ISO 9001:2008 certified process. Steel framing members and small components are manufactured from 55 ksi steel. Depending on the building specifications, the steel utilized is 10-gauge to 1-inch or thicker plates.
Painting and priming are done in-house in the same facility as the fabrication. Paint and primer are available in a variety of colors. For corrosive environments, typically frames are hot dip galvanized for an additional layer of protection. Frames that will be hot dip galvanized are sent to an offsite location for dipping in the zinc baths. The HDG process ensures that all steel is coated with an even layer of zinc so there is no place for corrosion to begin.
Traditional secondary framing members, including flange braces, purlins, and bracing rods, add strength to the fabric structure. All secondary framing members are available with the same coating options as the frame, creating a universal look and preventing corrosion from starting in a small, inconspicuous area.
Learn more about our rigid steel frames or any other component of our fabric structures by filling out the form to the right.