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Load Tables

load-tables.jpgATAS International, Inc. provides many resources and documents to ensure the metal panel that is chosen for your specific project is a safe one. The top source for this is the ATAS Load Tables.

Structural Loads:
The structural goal of a building is to safely transfer building loads (weights) through the foundation to the supporting soil (i.e. load transfer).

Considerations:
Structural system must resist dead loads (weight of material) and live loads (weights imposed by use, occupancy, snow and wind loads) which may be dictated by building design. Strength and stiffness are both analyzed.

Deflection:
Is how much the member (in our case panel) bends under maximum expected load (live load).

Other Controlling Design Factors:
  • Panel (metal) pull over fastener head/washer
  • Fastener pull out from substrate
  • Panel disengagement