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Spherical Design Engineers offer design and engineering services for generating spherical steel framing plans. Specifically, we draft and engineer spherical steel framing plans and construction drawings for your structural and light gauge spherical steel structures.

We can convert any wood framed building plans to steel frame plans and erection drawings. The following is a general list of what our steel frame plans contain:
1. Architectural Drawings, including:
a. Floor plan (adjusted for steel frame measurements and framing members)
b. Elevations (front, rear, right, left, roof)
c. Window and Door schedules
2. Structural Drawings, including:
a. Footprint of foundation
b. First floor framing layout drawing and construction details
c. Second floor framing layout drawing and construction details
d. Wall by Wall framing drawings details (these may be drawn in panelized wall sections if you desire - if so, each wall panel will not exceed a certain length - i.e. 10' )
e. Individual Truss Fabrication Drawings and Construction Details
f. Spherical Roof Truss layout drawing and construction details
3. Engineering Stamp:
a. We can provide the necessary engineering stamps on your drawings required by your area.
4. Steel Framing Material & Fasteners Ordering Lists:
We will provide you with a complete list of the steel framing materials and fasteners you will need to frame the spherical structure to our plans. These will be written in the national industry designator codes, ready to be photocopied by you and sent to your local steel and fastener suppliers for bids on your project.
Our steel material and fastener lists help to save the customer thousands of dollars on their project by allowing them to purchase their steel framing materials locally. By dealing direct with their local steel manufacturers and suppliers. The customer eliminates large shipping costs and the profit margin of middle men selling steel framing 'packages' from far away. Also, by getting their material locally, material errors are corrected quicker resulting in less down time on the project. Most areas have more than one light gauge steel supplier, so numerous bids can be generated by the customer. The customer can then be assured he or she got the best price.
Our plans and drawing were created with the do-it-yourselfer and first-time steel framer in mind. Emphasis was given on their clarity and comprehension. Furthermore, they are COMPLETE! Complete in the sense that every stud, every angle clip, every connection, is drawn and/or detailed for complete understanding and clarity. We believe there exist no clearer, better understood, and more complete steel structure plans on the market today! Nevertheless, if the customer ever has a question regarding anything in our plans, our technical support is always available to them during normal business hours.
Typically, we can offer customers our engineered plan services for $1.50 a square foot. (Based upon the total square footage of the structure under roof.)
 
Quest for New Architecture
Architectural History
Spherical Concepts
Manufactured Housing
Prefab Solutions
Geometric Structures
Steel vs. Wood
Plan Design Services
Advanced Technologies
Ecological Links

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