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Framing Systems

Rigid Frame

The VP Rigid Frame is the ideal system when economical, column-free interior space is desired. Clear spans up to 300' or more are available, along with On-Center and Off-Center Ridges and Single-Slope designs. All these economical clear-span structures permit unsurpassed flexibility in use of interior space.

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Continuous Beam

Where interior support columns are acceptable, as in vast production or storage areas, VP's Continuous Beam:

  • Provides the greatest space at the lowest cost per square foot
  • Allows total flexibility in locating interior columns
  • Enables any width or eave height
  • Accommodates interior column spaces of 100' or more

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Truss Beam

If your building plans call for unobstructed, column-free interior space, VP's open web Truss Beam frame offers long, clear spans, along with the advantages of open web rafters.

  • Open web design holds down construction costs through optimal material use and reduction of required building heights.
  • Ductwork, wiring, sprinkler systems, and lighting can be incorporated through the trusses.
  • Frames can be designed with tapered or straight columns with a pitched or straight bottom rafter.
  • Roof pitch can be as low as 1/4:12.

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Continuous Truss

The open web design of VP's Continuous Truss frames offers construction cost savings through optimal material use and reduction of required building heights.

  • HVAC ducts, wiring, sprinkler systems, and lighting can be incorporated “into” the trusses to maximize clearance beneath the rafter.
  • Open web design increases interior visibility through enhanced lighting dispersal.
  • Continuous Truss frames can also be used with other framing systems, including block, tilt-up, ordinary steel framing, or wood.

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Hybrid Structures
Hybrid projects are defined by their need for a tall structure, long span capabilities, and specific heavy design load requirements. Each Hybrid Construction project is evaluated on an individual basis to determine the most economical and efficient solution.

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Secondary Framing Systems
Varco Pruden utilizes G-30 Cee and Zee members attached to primary structural framing for maximum support of exterior cladding.

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