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Aisle Width: Aisle width for a Dry-Rack Boat Storage building is determined by, the distance between two rack sections, that allows enough space for a forklift truck to turn while carrying a boat. Longer boats require wider aisles and more turning radius area.
Apron The area outside the Dry Rack Storage building measured from the door entrance to the water.
Anchor Bolts: Bolts used to anchor primary structure members to foundation of the Dry Rack Boat Storage Building.
Anchor Bolts Plan: Anchor Bolt Plans (a plan view) show the size, location and projection of all the components of the metal building system, the length and width of the foundation (which may vary from the nominal size of the metal building system) and column reactions (magnitude and direction). The maximum base plate dimensions may also be shown.
Bay-Widths: The distance between the center support columns. Usually reflects some combination of boat beam width
Beam-Adjustments: Horizontal cross member which holds the boat. The ends of the beams are fabricated to be placed at various heights on the rack column.
Bill of Material: A list of items or components used for fabrication, shipping, receiving, and accounting purposes.
Boat Length: Overall length with all accessories included (i.e. swim platforms, bow pulpits)
Boat Profile: Boat height. Measure from the bottom of the hull to upper point on the boat. Assumes items such as radar, fishing poles and towers can be removed for storage.
Stored Boat Weight: Stored boat weight in a dry rack boat facility is figured by the weight of a boat when filled with gasoline, water and accessories.
Double Drive: Dry Rack boat storage building has two forklift aisles and a minimum of two door openings at the end of the structure.
Single Drive: Dry Rack Boat Storage Building- is typically a gabled building with one drive isle and one door on one or both ends of the building.
Building- 3 Sided: A 3-sided building has one opened side which creates a much larger bay for large-sized boats.
Rack Supported Building: A structure where columns and racks support the roof of the building.
Building Code Regulations: Established by a recognized agency describing design loads, details and regulations for structures. Building codes are normally designated by state, county or city jurisdictions.
Bunker-Wood: Non-rough dimensional lumber when attached to brackets supports the boat in the rack. Standard sizes are 3”x12”, 3”x10”.
Collateral Load: All additional dead loads required by the contract documents other than the weight of the metal building system, such as sprinklers, mechanical and electrical systems and ceilings.
Column Punch: Holes on the rack column to bolt adjustable beams. Typically holes are punched ever 8-10” beginning at 9’-0” above ground.
Dead Load: The dead weight of the roof purlins and roof panels on the Dry Rack Boat Storage Building.
Deflection: The displacement of a structural member or system under load.
Design Loads: The loads expressly specified in the contract documents which the metal building system is designed to safely resist.
Marina Forklift: Trucks specifically designed (with negative and positive lift capabilities) to lift the boats from the water and place into racks from ground level to heights of (currently) 50-60 feet.
Marina Forklift (Negative Lift): A distance from the top of a boat launch pad to the point below the water which will launch a boat.
Galvanized: Steel coating with zinc for corrosion resistance.
Ground stands: Boat stands for the first level of rack storage.
Door Header: The horizontal framing member located at the top of a door opening.
Kip: A unit of measure equal to 1,000 (4.4 KN)
NFPA 303: Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards. Printed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Pre-stressed Concrete: Concrete in which the reinforcing cables, wires or rods in the concrete are tensioned before there is a load on the member, holding the concrete in compression for greater strength.
Rack-Free Standing: Boat racks only. The structure does not have roof or side panels.
Rack-Trailer: Racks designed for trailer storage.
Personal Watercraft Racks: Racks designed for jet skis and personal watercraft.
Portable Racks: Racks designed to be moved. Usually two racks high with double wide bays (4 boats) or triple wide bays (6 boats). The structure does not require a foundation.
Ridge Vent: A type of vent installed on the peak of a sloped roof which will allow warm, humid air to escape through a building's attic.
Rigid Frame: A structural frame consisting of members joined together with rigid (or moment) connections so as to render the frame as stable with respect to the design loads, without the need for bracing its plane.
Roof Live Load: Those loads included by the use and occupancy of the building, not including wind load, snow load, seismic load or dead load.
Roof Slope: The angle that a roof surface makes with the horizontal. Usually expressed in units of vertical rise to 12 units of horizontal run (1/12 pitch, 2/12 pitch, etc.)
Roof Snow Load: That load induced by the weight of snow on the roof of the structure.
Single Slope: A sloping roof in one plane. The slope is from one wall to the opposite wall.
Translucent Panels: Panels designed to allow for the transmission of light into the building. In the Dry Rack Boat Storage Buildings light emission thru the roof gives the fork operators additional lighting when placing boats in the upper racks
Florida Product Approved Skylights and Translucent Panels: Panels that have passed the State of Florida design requirements and the testing laboratories performing the test must be approved by the State of Florida.
Slide Door: A single or double leaf door which opens horizontally by means of overhead trolleys.
Snow Load: See “Roof Snow Load”
Soil Pressure: The load per unit area a structure will exert through its foundation on the soil.
Florida Product Approval: A series of test performed by a State of Florida approved testing lab to insure certain building components meet Florida standards.