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    RE: Proposal for metal roof manufacturer engineering development:

    Development Project:

    I. order Information
    II. Design Manual
    III. Design Software

    I. order Information

    1. Summarize design information required in contract documents.

    - Fill in the blanks type sheet(s) for design information.
    - Requirements for existing structure drawings, architectural drawings, customer sketches.
    - Provisions for product dead load, existing structure suitability to support dead load,
    design responsibilities.


    II. Design Manual

    1. Policies and Procedures

    - Design responsibility for product.
    - Design responsibility for existing building.

    2. Codes and Loads

    - Search model building codes for provisions applicable to product, and summarize.
    - Procedures for applying loadings to the various product elements.
    - Address question of adding product dead load to existing structure.

    3. Materials

    - Specifications for raw materials used in panels, structural members.



    4. Roof and Wall Sheeting 2 of 3

    - Geometry and section properties.
    - Design procedures & standaDrs - based on AISI.
    - Typical details.
    - Load Tables.
    - Bridging design.

    5. Cold formed Structural

    - Geometry and section properties.
    - Design procedures & standaDrs - based on AISI.

    6. Structural Connections

    - Specifications of the various product fasteners.
    - Design procedures & standaDrs.
    - Typical details.
    - Load Tables.

    7. Columns

    - Design procedures & standaDrs - based on AISI.
    - Typical details.
    - Base runners, clips, design procedures. Details for various existing roof types.
    - Load tables for columns and base anchorage details.

    8. Purlins

    - Design procedures & standaDrs - based on AISI.
    - Typical details.
    - Load tables.

    9. Bracing

    - Design procedures & standaDrs.
    - Typical details.

    10. Drainage

    - Design procedures & standaDrs - gutter and downspout sizing, based on
    - SMACNA "Design of Roof Drainage Systems".
    - Typical details.

    III. Design Software

    1. Policies and Procedures - none

    2. Codes and Loads 3 of 3

    - Create Excel based spreadsheets for calculating live, snow, wind, and seismic
    loads, per model code requirements.

    3. Materials - none.

    4. Roof and wall panels.

    - Create panel section files. (CFS)
    - Create 1, 2 & 3 span sample files. (CFS)

    5. Cold formed Structural

    - Create member section files. (CFS)

    6. Structural Connections

    - Excel based spreadsheet for screw fastener applications.
    - Excel based spreadsheet for base anchorage.

    7. Columns

    - Create column sample files. (CFS)

    8. Purlins

    - Create 1, 2 & 3 span sample files. (CFS)

    9. Bracing

    - Excel based spreadsheet for brace members & connections.

    10. Drainage - none



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1200 Troon Ct. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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