Long Bay® System

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Your Wide-Span Building Solution

Our patented Long Bay System (LBS) is custom-engineered to accommodate structures requiring expanded areas of open floor space, offering clear-span framing widths of up to 70ft. Our wide-span steel buildings are ideal for manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and large retail applications.

What is a Clear-Span Metal Building?

Clear-span metal buildings offer a framing style that doesn’t require interior supports, creating column-free open space. We offer clear-span bays in widths from 40’ to 70’. 

Our wide-span steel buildings allow you to achieve an ideal balance of aesthetic performance and functionality for a variety of industrial, commercial, agricultural and recreational applications. This allows the flexibility to store inventory, maneuver large machinery and create large gathering spaces or sports fields. It also allows the freedom to design the interior layout according to your functional and aesthetic needs.

Beyond the greater design flexibility for wide open spaces, the LBS is the ideal solution for faster erection and enhanced performance of your metal building.  Our buildings offer open web truss secondary framing that delivers roof support and shortens the installation time for mechanical and electrical systems.  

Features and Benefits

  • Reduces number of interior columns to provide large, unobstructed areas of floor space
  • Offered in bays of up to 70 feet
  • Bolted end seat attachments to primary framing for quick, safe and verifiable connection
  • Wide flat-top chord surface enables simple, easy and stable clip attachment for standing seam roof applications
  • Reinforced die-formed seats provide stability and strength
  • Proven overall in-place construction cost savings from reduced foundation costs, ease-of-erection, consistent pricing and predictable deliveries
  • Less bridging required than with traditional bar-joist installations
  • Superior strength-to-weight ratios
  • Machine rolled for accuracy and tighter tolerances
  • Entire system erected without welding, all connections bolted or screwed
  • Entire system erected without welding, all connections bolted or screwed

 

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