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:
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
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
f. Spherical Roof Truss layout drawing and
3. Engineering Stamp:
a. We can provide the
necessary engineering stamps on your drawings required by your area.
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.
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
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.)