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About AAMA 2100 and Sunroom Categories

Sunrooms across the US are categorized into 5 categories.  AAMA published these in their AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100-12 publication which made its way into the Florida & International Building Codes.  FBC (17, 20) lists this in Chapter 20 section 2002.6 directly siting the AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100 spec. IBC 2015/2018 References AAMA 2100 in  IRC Chapter 44 Please refer …

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Types of At-Grade Footings Explained

Here’s a description and illustrations we’ve created for footing types we frequently reference in our work for sunrooms, pergolas, carports, screen rooms, signs, and similar at-grade building component structures.  Photos of each appear below.   An isolated footing is used to support a single post. Isolated footings are independent footings which are provided for each …

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Job Submittal Checklist For Screened Enclosures, Open, & Enclosed Patios – Sunrooms

Engineering Express provides signed & sealed design plans for various types of screened enclosures, sun rooms, & open / enclosed patios attached to a main residence or freestanding.   Please review the checklist below & make sure you complete all necessary steps before submitting your sketch1. Projects are submitted to us through our ExpressPass system …

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ASCE Risk Categories Explained

Background Building codes require that buildings be classified by their level of importance in determining the risk taken with safety factors against their failure under critical design loads. Calculations for the structure’s overall stability, flexure, and fatigue are all based on the assumption of a given risk category design level.  ASCE 7 references risk category …

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Wind Speed to Wind Pressure For Sunrooms – Canopies – Pergolas Using ASCE 7-16

ASCE 7-16 is introduced into the 2018 International Building Code and 7th Edition Florida Building Code (2020) as the new referenced standard for wind design. This standard introduced an enhanced section for the conversion of wind velocities to roof wind pressures for roof components attached to buildings and freestanding structures such as sunrooms, overhead canopies, …

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Calculator Glossary of Terms

Here’s a summary of our Online Calculator & General Terms. These terms are collected from numerous online sources published by Engineering Express & referenced to here. See also our FLOOD ENGINEERING GLOSSARY   LABEL GLOSSARY DESCRIPTION ADDITION ROOF TYPE For sunroom enclosures, roof types can be monoslope for studio, shed, or other single slope style …

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Metal Fasteners UNC vs Spaced Thread

Overview Metal fastening is designed per the requirements of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC): Specification for Structural Steel Buildings in conjunction with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA): TIR-A9-14 Design Guide for Metal Cladding Fasteners. Types The two most common types of fastener threads used in construction are Unified Coarse Thread (UNC) more …

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TEK Sheet Metal Screws (SMS) – About – Sizes – Gauges

About TEK Screws The following information is complied compliments of All Points Fasteners, Totally Nuts And Bolts, and Fastenermart Tek® screws, which is a brand name describing self-tapping fasteners, have a very small carving at the end of its tip called a drill bit. This particular product is very popular since it is basically a self drilling  product …

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Where To Buy Extrusions & Parts

We’re frequently asked by our clients where they can purchase many of the products specified in our plans. Below is a growing list of products1 for your reference. FEATURING PRODUCTS BY: CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO FIND THE PRODUCT(S) YOU ARE LOOKING FOR: General Extrusions Eastern Metal Supply Standard Extrusion & Sheet Products Eastern …

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