5-32. Any other problems you encounter when
raised above the ground to insure dryness and to prevent
repairing prefabricated buildings can be solved by using
mildew and the entrance of insects.
The use of
the information you have learned about other types of
continuous screened openings, such as ridge vents and
buildings. We will therefore move on to the discussion of
floor level vents, provides as much ventilation as possible
construction of prefabricated buildings for temperate,
consistent with the shelter that is required. Overhanging
tropic, and arctic regions.
eaves shield these openings from the direct rays of the sun
and afford some protection during rainstorms. For
protection against termites, all wood members touching
Construction of Prefabricated Buildings for
ground surfaces are covered with a metal shield. Standard
Temperate, Tropic, and Arctic Regions
prefabricated buildings are designed to resist normal wind
6-1. Prefabricated buildings are constructed and
forces. However, in areas where high wind velocities
standardized for use in Temperate, Tropic, and Arctic
occur, all buildings should be anchored by cables or guys
regions. This is done to save time and material, as well as
rather than by modifying the buildings themselves.
to simplify erection.
6-4. Construction for Arctic Regions.
6-2. Construction for Temperate Regions. All of
extremes of Arctic weather will require modification of
the prefabricated buildings discussed in sections 1 and 2
the standard prefabricated building normally used in a
in this chapter were constructed for use in temperate
temperate climate. Two major modifications include the
regions. No special factors are needed for standard prefab
use of floors that are of double thickness and of walls and
buildings for temperate climates. The construction plans
roofs that are insulated. Heat is supplied by individual
for a temperate climate specify minimum requirements.
stoves or heaters. The door and window openings are
The floors can be earth, wood, or concrete, depending
small-only large enough to provide adequate ventilation
upon the purpose of the building.
and passage. The roof framing is designed for snow loads
6-3. Construction for Tropic Regions. The floor plans
of 15 pounds per square foot. When it is impossible to
for prefabricated buildings for tropical climates are made to
clear heavier snow from these roofs, the roof framing
provide as much air circulation as possible. Most buildings
must be strengthened.
designed for tropical climates have wood floors, which are