28743 Old Highway 30
Caldwell, Idaho 83607
Fax: (208) 455-1868
Wide Clear Span
Systems program for 40’ wide structures is offered in complete frame
packages (with or without sheeting) and as individual frame
components. With the strength and durability of the VersaTube Steel Building
framing system, backed by engineering, combined with growing demand
for a larger building solution.
Framing System Package
Framing for the 40’ wide clear span building system is comprised of
2” x 4” 12 GA and 14 GA galvanized FLO-COAT steel tubing. There is
no base rail used with this framing system. The truss member side
post is plate mounted for attachment directly to a concrete
foundation, footer or pier. A minimum 5” long x 5/8” diameter
expansion bolt is required to anchor the plate on each leg.
Sidewall heights available prior to any on-site fabrication are 8’,
10’, 12’, 14’, and 16’. Height extensions used in the erection of a
8’, 10’, 12’, 14’, or 16’ tall structure are fabricated using 12 GA
2” x 4” tube.
The 40’ wide truss brace consists of a 2” x 2” 15 GA horizontal
member with four (4) 1” x 1” 16 GA web members. These braces are
required on all inside trusses to achieve the roof loads stated in
the enclosed engineering summary. Included in the engineering
results is the use of a knee brace (1” x 1” 16 GA). Depending on
snow load requirement, not all situations will require the knee
brace on this unit.
Door & Window Options
If ordering a single complete 40’ wide package, with or without
sheeting, the framing for one standard pedestrian door opening is
included. However, additional door and window openings, as well as
custom enclosures, are available at an additional cost.
Sidewall Door Openings
Sidewall openings have been engineered to accommodate openings up to
10’ wide. Typical sidewall doors are 8’, 9’, or 10’, 12’ wide. A
special door header, door jams, and eave posts have been designed to
accommodate sidewall doors.
A 4” x 5” x 3/16” inch thick zinc-coated plate has been welded to
the bottom of the leg members. This plate can be anchored to the
concrete slab, footer or pier using a 5/8” diameter by minimum +5”
long wet set anchor or wedge anchor.
The frame package has been engineered at 40’ wide with sidewall
heights of 8’,10’, 12’, 14’, and 16’. The engineering results are
based on using minimum 18 GA hat purlin, approximately 3’ on
center. All frames will have a web truss brace, in which additional
web members may be required if a higher roof load is required.
WARNING: This structure and its manufactured components are
engineered per the field drawings/instructions and engineering plans
provided by VersaTube Steel Building
Systems. The use of any framing
components or materials in the erection of this structure that are
not produced or provided by VersaTube Steel Building
Systems could negatively affect the
structural integrity and will void any warranty provisions.
VersaTube Steel Building
Systems is not responsible for any structural
collapse or failure to perform resulting from additions, add-ons, or
manipulation of non-VersaTube Steel Building
Systems components and/or failure to follow
approved field drawings.
The standard metal package will include 29 GA 30-year warranty
painted steel sheet metal panels, screws, and trim. The trim
package includes corner trim, gable trim, eave trim, ridge cap,
closure strips, and door/window trim. Self-drilling metal-to-metal
screws and stitch screws are included. Colors must be selected for
the “SIDING” and the “ROOF & TRIM”.
Product Features and Benefits
The product can be marketed as an easy-to-assemble all-steel
building or as an installed product (if provided). A few of the key
features and benefits are as follows:
drawings for customer or contractor erection crew
Slip-fit swaged frame
connections allow for easy assembly of truss system
length expansion (You’ll never outgrow it!)
resistant galvanized steel tubing
steel (67% of all steel is recycled)
No termites, warping,
twisting, etc. associated with wood packages
allows for easy loading and unloading
Can be mounted to
slab or footing (no post holes required)
Frame package does
not require any cutting on site