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Old 08-09-2018, 11:53 AM   #1
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Building a shop

I ordered a 30’x40’ metal building a month or so ago. Received the call yesterday that it’s being released to the shop for fabrication. Going to have 15’ eves, a 16’x12’ door to the north, 12’x12’ to the south, and 8’x10’ to the east with a 3070 walk through on the north also.

Need some help on the slab detail as I have to meet wind storm code for coastal county.

To start, what’s a good spacing for rebar throughout the slab? 14”, 16”, 18”? My concrete contractor said 14” with #3 bars, just want another opinion.

Perimeter beams will be 12”x24” with a pier at each corner and a pier in the center of the beam on the 40’ length to support the metal column from the building. I’ll eventually have a 2 ton bridge crane running throughout the entire shop. Should I up to a 12”x30” perimeter beam for added strength? What size rebar for the beams? Contractor says #5.

Are 3/4” J-bolts sufficient to anchor the metal columns?

More questions to come as work progresses.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:02 PM   #2
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Building a shop

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Old 08-10-2018, 05:03 PM   #3
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Old concrete demo.

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Old 08-13-2018, 08:05 AM   #4
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Finished digging for the pad late Saturday night. Next is start hauling in select fill and build up about 24”

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Old 08-15-2018, 10:09 AM   #5
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What you looking to put in the shop? 14inch on center with bars isnt bad if going to have big trucks go closer. Also how thick of cement? We did 5-6 inch in our shop. 3/4 jbolts should work but ask what the building company wants.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:41 PM   #6
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Good info. Building requires 3/4” j-bolts for main columns, 5/8” at door openings, 1/2” at walk through door. 6” thick slab and thinking about using a higher psi concrete.

The PE stamping my drawings wants to see 16” centers. I changed my drawings to meet his needs, but the concrete crew knows I want a little more at every step. So I’ll stick with 14”. My drawings will reflect what the PE and city want to see so I can get permit. After that I’ll start going overboard.

No big trucks such as tractor trailers. But I’d like to not worry about a 20,000 lb dozer cracking the slab. I’ll have a typical shop equipment. Also a 2-ton top running bridge crane entire shop length and width.
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:05 AM   #7
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Progress.

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Old 09-01-2018, 04:56 PM   #8
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:10 PM   #9
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Picked up a trailer load of steel today.

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Old 09-06-2018, 09:47 PM   #10
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:59 PM   #11
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Very cool! Keep us posted
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:18 PM   #12
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looks like a fun build
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:15 PM   #13
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Lots of much needed rain over the past week. Which in turn has put a halt on my slab preparation work. Those guys have some digging ahead of them to clean out the areas that are washing in. Forecast for this coming week looks wet also. I’ll take it.
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:46 PM   #14
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Got rebar. 1/2” and 3/4”

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Old 09-21-2018, 10:31 PM   #15
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:33 PM   #16
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Finished pouring by 7:30 this morning. Troweled by 10, rained on it off and on all day starting at noon. Solid chance of rain for the next several days.

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Old 09-22-2018, 05:17 AM   #17
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Looking good nick.

Let me know when you need me to come down and put some wires in that bish...ha
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:54 AM   #18
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You bet. I’ll need someone who can make nicer conduit bends than me. Mine are spaghetti.
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