FAQs - Structural Engineering

Bauhu homes are made in a factory and delivered in sections, so the structure can be erected very quickly. Buildings are structurally engineered to ASCE 7-22 (The American Society of Civil Engineers Code) and designed for high wind and seismic locations.

ASCE 7-16, or "Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures," is a standard published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). It provides guidelines for determining the minimum design loads (e.g., wind, snow, earthquakes) that buildings and other structures should be able to withstand in order to ensure the safety and stability of the structure. The standard also provides guidance on the design of structural elements and systems for buildings and other structures, including the use of load and resistance factor design (LRFD) and allowable stress design (ASD). ASCE 7-16 is widely used in the United States and has been adopted by many building codes. It is updated on a regular basis to reflect advances in design methods and new data on loads and structural behaviour.

Bauhu buildings are made of steel, which is strong and is protected by a galvanized coating generally accepted to provide a time to first maintenance of a 100 years. With this highly effective galvanization process, steel profiles resist even the most humid regions.

Standards & Codes of Practice

  • International Building Code (IBC) 2015

  • ASCE 7-16- American Society of civil Engineers (Minimum Design loads for buildings & other structures)

  • AISC 360-10 - American Institute of steel construction (Specification for structural steel buildings)

  • AISI -100-16 - American Iron and Steel Institute (Design of Cold Formed steel & structural members)

  • ASTM - American Society for Testing and materials.

  • All CFS frame will be designed to AISI LRFD CFS design standard

Cold Formed Steel (LGS)

EN10326:2004 S450GD+275g/sqm (Z600, 600g/sqm optional) self healing galvanisation. 450MPa (65 ksi.) This is within the range that is available (50 to 80 ksi).

Floor and roof joists are 100x41x16 typically at 600mm centers. External and main internal walls 150 x 65x1.6mm. Partition walls 70x41x1.2

LGS frames are fixed to each other and to the HRS members with specified mechanical fixings using pre-prepared punched holes to avoid any drilling on site. Cold rolled steel is formed from pre-galvanised steel coils into ‘C’ profiles which are then used to construct assembled frames which form walls, panels, trusses and joists dependent on individual building design.

Hot Rolled Steel (HRS)

Material Availability of Hot Rolled Steel Sections is as per European/British sections with grade of S275

Plate thickness 6, 8, 10,12mm grade S275, S355.

HRS members are hot dip galvanised and fixed to each other with specified mechanical fixings to form a portal frame.