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Applicable Design and building codes

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US Design Codes

  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
    - Steel Construction Manual
  • American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
    - Cold Formed Steel Design Manual
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
    - Structural Welding Code - Steel AWS D1.1/D1.1M

US Building Codes

  • Metal Building Manufacturers Association
    - Metal Building System Manual - 2006 Edition
  • International Code Council INC. (ICC)
    - International Building Code - 2006 Edition

MBMA is not a building Code, It is worldwide recognised standart for the design and Manufacture of PEB's

IBC is a international Building Code in the USA. BSI-STEEL will only use this code if it is specifically manufactured by a customer or if it is specified in the tender document.

Design Loads

BSI-STEEL Recomends the following minimum design loads in the state of Qatar :

  • Roof live load 0.6 KN /M²
  • Design wind speed of 162 Km/h

BSI-STEEL's Design will be based on the relevant approved authorized design for earthquakes loads, collatanal loads etc. (if required) must be specified at the time of request for quotation.