Steel Structure Warehouse
Introduction to steel warehouses
Steel structure warehouse building is a new type of building structure system. It is a prefabricated building that uses pre-customized steel components and is connected by welds, bolts or rivets. With the advantages of large span, light structure and short construction period, it can meet any commercial and industrial needs. Prefabricated metal structures are ideal for warehouses, distribution centers and online logistics centers. The strength and cost-effectiveness of steel are far superior to other building materials, making prefabricated steel warehouses the first choice for many companies in the construction of warehouses.
steel warehouse design example
Why do we need warehouse structure？
The main function of the warehouse is to meet the storage and transportation of goods.
Conventional warehouses may face the problems of small internal space and inconvenient transportation of goods.
KAFA has solved these problems in warehouse construction. In the warehouse design process, a large-span design method was adopted, which greatly increased the utilization area of the warehouse.Provide ideal management solutions for warehousing and cargo.
steel structure warehouse design
The steel structure warehouse is the most economical and environmentally friendly structure building. The KAFA team can provide the corresponding steel structure design according to your needs, and process the steel into various shapes and sizes according to specific applications and specifications.
Steel structure is a new type of building system, the whole part is composed of main steel frame, supporting system and accessories.
The main steel frame is mainly composed of steel columns, steel beams, supports, and roof Pur strips, which can be made by hot rolling and cold rolling.
The supporting system is composed of wall Pur strip, roof and wall. Among them, the shape of the wall Pur strip is optional(C or Z shape, steel purlin). For the roof and wall, we provide a single color corrugated steel plate, a sandwich panel with EPS, rock wool, PU, glass wool and other options
Warehouse construction accessories include bolts, drains, windows (aluminum alloy glass, aluminum alloy shutters, PVC), doors (sliding or rolling doors), downpipes (PVC pipes, colored steel pipes), side covers, ventilator, crane ( 5 tons to 30 tons)
Steelwork parameters you need to consider
1. Building Area
How much land area do you expect to use for building?
Normally, the building area is about 70% of the land area. If you have 10,000 square metres of land, then the actual building area is 7,000 square metres. And our steel warehouses are normally 4.5m to 9m in height.
2. Insulation Performance Requirements
Does the warehouse need to be insulated, the KAFA team offers you insulated wall panel sandwiches such as EPS Sandwich Panel and Glass Wool Sandwich Panel. Ensure a stable room temperature. The comfort of the goods as well as the personnel is guaranteed.
3. Warehouse Colours
What are your colour requirements?
As a professional Chinese manufacturer, kafa offers a total of more than 100 colour options in SP cold coat and PVDF cold coat to fully satisfy your preferences. Ask our designers to customise your steel warehouse to your liking.
4. Fire protection Requirements
The fire resistance of prefabricated buildings is considerably better than that of other concrete buildings, and if you have higher requirements for the fire resistance of steel warehouses. We can also provide automatic fire extinguishing systems. The safety of goods and people is guaranteed.
5. Lifting Requirements
As a warehouse, the transport and circulation of goods is one of the main functions of a warehouse. For this purpose we offer cranes (5T-30T) for the transport and lifting of goods. For this purpose, please inform us of the required lifting height and maximum weight when you require a crane.
6. Doors And Windows
Windows and doors as an essential accessory for prefabricated buildings. We offer aluminium windows free of charge. For doors we also offer sliding, roller shutter and side-hung options free of charge. Of course you can also let our designers know if you have any other window or door requirements.
warehouse construction process
Design: This is the most important step in the construction of a steel structure warehouse. Once again you can choose the style of the warehouse and determine the height and size of the warehouse in relation to the quantity of storage.
Land levelling and foundations: Once you have decided on the style of warehouse, you will need to start levelling the storage land and providing parking for delivery trucks. Once the levelling is complete, the plumbing and electrical contractor will lay the wiring before pouring the foundations. Concrete is then used for levelling.
Framing and laying of walls and roofs: The frame of the warehouse will be built on a foundation, usually made of steel columns and beams, and then covered with a steel frame, after the main frame has been built. Wall panels and roof panels are installed on the surface of the frame
Systems: Once the exterior is complete, the interior work begins. First to be installed is the sprinkler system, followed by any heating and air units. And the corresponding office areas are constructed as well as the living areas furnished. At the same time the installation of the storage racks takes place
Metal warehouse construction cost
In the process of warehouse construction, according to the style, type and accessories of the prefabricated warehouse. The construction cost per square meter of the warehouse is around US$50 to US$100.
It depends on various factors. Mainly factors such as size, freight, metal prices, local policies and regulations, and local environmental conditions. It depends on the situation.
You can also contact our professional team to get a specific quotation!（[email protected]）
The warehouse has more advantages in cost saving. Prefabricated warehouses can greatly reduce costs in the use of other ancillary resources. For example: In the construction process, the construction period is short, which saves human resources. Steel as the main structure of the warehouse, the recovery rate can reach 100%. The warehouse structure is convenient for relocation and reuse.
9 advantages of steel structure warehouse！
1. Large span
The main load-bearing components of the steel warehouse structure are made of steel. Due to the high strength and toughness of steel, it means that the steel structure factory building can not require too many column systems to support the roof and frame system. The obstacles encountered when the pallet moves in the warehouse are reduced, and the space and transportation operability are greatly increased. A factory building constructed with a clear span can be within a range of 250 feet, without any uprights, and without any obstacles.
2 . Practicality
There are many urgent requirements for steel structure warehouses, especially large warehouses.
Our steel structure warehouse takes only 45 days from installation to completion. It is extremely convenient to construct, which greatly reduces the investment cost.
With the development of the business, we may face the problem of migration in the later stage. The steel structure is easy to disassemble and assemble, and the recovery rate is 100%, which is also his great architectural advantage.
KAFA has a professional design team that can provide customized design solutions for various customers’ warehouse needs.
Of course, you have to be willing to communicate with us（heni[email protected]） initially to explain your needs.
Then our design team will give your design plan within 3 days and provide a quotation.
We provide other optional features, such as warehouse colors, styles (Single Slope,Double Slope,Two-Span,Single Slope) windows, door styles (overhead doors, rolling doors and scissor doors) can be customized in height.
4 . Safety
At the beginning of the design, we considered the erosion of the foundation by rain or melted snow. In order to prevent the foundation from being eroded, we designed a complete drainage system (drain and downpipe). Ensure the safety of use and the dryness of the goods.
Furthermore, the frame structure used in the steel structure factory building is combined with the toughness of steel, which makes the steel structure warehouse have good seismic and wind resistance, strong load capacity, and the seismic capacity can reach eight levels. Strong anti-disaster ability.
Prefab steel structure is one of the most affordable buildings
The prefabricated steel structure building has a short construction period, which can greatly reduce labor costs.
The steel structural components are made in the factory, which reduces the workload on site, shortens the construction period, meets the requirements of industrialization, and saves resources.
Steel can be 100% recycled, and there is less pollution to the environment during construction and dismantling.
6 . Easy to construct
All parts are prefabricated in the factory and sent to the destination for assembly.
All parts will arrive at the destination several weeks in advance by our engineering team, which speeds up the progress of the project
During the construction process, the installation work needs to lay out each structure and install it according to the installation drawing.
7 .Low maintenance
All materials are made of commercial-grade galvanized steel, and in order to avoid accidents, we also use paint spraying to ensure the warehouse’s 50+ years of service life.
If possible, we can regularly paint and spray the entire warehouse components every 3 years to extend the overall appearance of the steel structure workshop and extend the service life
8 . Beautiful
The beauty of steel structure warehouse design is its huge advantage.
First of all, the wall panels of the steel structure warehouse can be customized in color, and will not fade after 30 years of use, and will not be prone to corrosion and rust.
Secondly, steel structure buildings can make the lines of the building clearer, more beautiful, and easier in terms of shape.
9.Strong wind and earthquake resistance
Our warehouse building has a wind resistance level of 12 and an earthquake resistance level of 8, making it the preferred type of warehouse for harsh environments
(1) Special personnel must be responsible for large lifting tools, use them appropriately, and strictly observe.Lifting rules to prevent vibration, impact, deformation or damage during the lifting process.
(2) Special personnel must supervise and check the truck’s number and packaging when loading the truck,Securely fix and increase the degree of looseness of necessary binding components to prevent loss.
(3) Maintain stability during transportation. When transporting vehicles, well-trained pilots must be accompanied by responsible personnel and leave marks on the vehicles when transporting long, wide, and high objects.
(4) Rough machining is not allowed. The loading and unloading personnel of the loading and unloading personnel should be familiar with the handling, weight and dimensions of the parts, and check the operation of the sling and wiring harness to prevent accidents.
(5) Members go to the construction site to organize unloading and stacking in time.
(6) When handling crawler crane components, pay attention to the surrounding terrain and air conditions to prevent the crawler crane from overturning and component collisions.
Why Choose KAFA Manufacturing?
Experienced – kafa has ten years of experience in prefabricated building design. Our team currently consists of 10 professional designers with extremely strong design experience.
Free design service – When starting to contact our engineers, we will design a free warehouse design drawing based on your requirements in the first instance. When the requirements are fully met, we will start talking about specific cooperation matters.
Free installation service – We offer a professional installation service, no matter where you are located, and we have experienced construction team partners in every country.
Quality assurance – All our construction steel is of the highest quality, with components manufactured to strict industry standards and regulations for shape, size, chemical composition and strength.
Regular after-sales maintenance – We will regularly return to our customers to see how they are using our products and to make continuous improvements.
Provide technical training- For post-sales maintenance issues, we will provide free training as required by our customers to facilitate self-maintenance at a later stage.