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Kirby standard cladding thickness is 26G and 24G. These are available in various colors. Other thicknesses can be offered as special order with comparatively longer delivery.

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IS codes are more stringent in certain areas like serviceability criteria, etc. We suggest using American codes as these have been used literally in millions of PEB buildings in North America and other parts of the world and have a proven record of safety. Each year in the US alone, about 2 million tons of PEBs are sold based on American codes. Also, American codes are continually updated based on the latest research findings. Hence, these codes result in a more economical and safe building. If the customer requires a building done under a certain code of design like the IS code, Kirby will do it accordingly.

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Kirby will provide insulation at roof and wall to achieve the required U Value. Beyond this, to control temperature inside the building, the client must provide a suitable designed HVAC system.

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The framing and coverings are constructed of high-quality commercial grade steel. Components are fastened together with structural bolts and nuts. The frames are coated with a standard shop primer and the coverings are protected by a high performance premium coating that is available in a variety of colors.

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Unless otherwise specified, the minimum thickness for built-up sections is 3.5 mm which complies with AISC code. However, if a client specifies minimum thickness of 6 mm as per IS 800 or any other minimum thickness, Kirby will provide the same.

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No. Kirby will provide column reactions and base plate details of anchor bolt plan drawing. It is the responsibility of the civil consultant to design the foundations to support the column reactions.

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Steel framed buildings are fastened together with bolts and nuts. The connections remain secure because there is very little movement in the frame. Nailed together connections in traditional construction become loose due to shrinkage and warping of the wooden frame. Steel does not warp, shrink, or change with time, so the connections remain secure.

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Kirby provides maintenance instructions for the supplied buildings. Generally, maintenance is limited to periodic checking and tightening of bolts and cleaning the roof and gutters. Also, accessories with moving parts need periodic maintenance. Thus, we can say Kirby buildings are almost maintenance free.

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Yes. Kirby provides steel deck over steel floor framing to receive cast in site slab. The steel deck acts as a shuttering to support the wet concrete. The slab should be reinforced and designed for the total floor load.

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We can provide angle bracing instead of rod bracing when required. At walls when cross bracing is not allowed due to access or other reasons, we will provide portal frames or strut beams as per design requirements.

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