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design the building and furnish plans and specifications for building construction. The building
manufacturer's design must include all framing elements and their connections, and all exterior
wall and cladding systems including openings, framing around openings, and connections. All
bays where roof and wall bracing is to be installed should be identified. All interior walls
including connections, or separations, from the building frame system should be detailed on
the contract drawings. The foundation design will be provided with the contract documents in
order to provide a basis for bid. The foundation design will be reviewed after the building
manufacturer submits the final design. The final design submitted by the manufacturer should
describe all loads, load combinations, and foundation reactions. With the use of gable bent
type rigid frames, the foundation must be designed to resist lateral spreading forces. The
lateral force resisting anchors are usually hairpin type reinforcing bars embedded in the slab-
on-grade. When spreading forces are large, direct tension ties between exterior footings may
be necessary. The foundation designer must carefully design and detail all foundation anchor
systems to make sure they can transfer loads to the foundation, and make sure they do not
intercept slab-on-grade control joints or otherwise interfere with other building features. The
professional engineer representing the owner should track the building though the metal
building system design review, shop drawing review, and construction process to assure the
metal building system actually supplied and erected on the site meets all design requirements.
It may be required that certain features of the project, such as foundations, cladding, and
connections be redesigned during the metal building system design review phase.
10-6. SPECIAL INSPECTIONS.
Periodic special inspections will be provided during all welding of elements of the
lateral force resisting system.
Periodic special inspections will be provided for bolting, anchoring, and other
fastening components of the lateral force resisting systems including struts, braces, and
Periodic special inspections will be provided during the erection and fastening of
exterior cladding to the metal building framing system.