Pre Engineered Steel Building Steel Buildings and Steel Building Products

By: Rkd Contracting  09-12-2011
Keywords: Frame, Building Design, Bracing

Top quality standard products such as galvanized purlins and girts mean that RKD steel buildings withstand the ravages of weather better, cost less to maintain, last longer and thereby provide a low life-cycle cost to building owners.

At RKD Contracting, we're proud to consistently provide practical, aesthetic building design solutions. We know that making our product right the first time saves everyone a lot of time and money.

We advise from the point of view of the erector not the salesman. And because we are not just about sales, we are able to offer you solutions you may not hear about anywhere else.

  • Authorized builder of Robertson Building Systems
  • Suppliers of commercial, residential and agricultural steel buildings
  • We will design and build to suit
  • Packaged Mini-storage Systems Avalable for fast delivery or Custom Designed up to multi-level.

We will advise you on the best style of framing system, bracing panels and accessories for your needs.

Framing Systems

Every frame is designed to meet your specific building requirements. RKD has the engineering expertise to design interiors with wide-open spaces, unusual ceiling heights and extreme load requirements. Our frame design can accommodate cranes, monorails, mezzanines and other custom requirements.

  • Clear Span Frames
  • Multi-span Frames
  • Lean-to Frames


Bracing transfers seismic and wind loads from endwalls and sidewalls to the foundation. Rod bracing (also called X-bracing) is located between frame columns, transferring longitudinal forces to the foundation. When bracing must occur in locations where doors or other accessories would interfere with rod-bracing, a portal frame may be used. A portal frame is comprised of two columns and a rafter made of built-up material and isattached to the web of the sidewall columns.

Our wall panel systems come in a variety of natural colors and can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional construction materials to create and aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient buildings. Light-mass walls and roofs consisting of metal panels and insulation store very little heat or cold. This allows your HVAC system to operate more efficiently and reduce your utility costs. Advanced, state-of-the-art synthetic resin finishes reduce maintenance costs and are warranted for up to 20 years.

Our roof systems are weather tight. They are also light weight, energy efficient and virtually maintenance free. Fabricated from high-strength steel, they are resistant to decay and thermal shock. To resist steel's normal oxidation and deterioration, roof systems are available painted, or with a long life coating which is warranted for up to 20 years against rupture, structural failure, or perforation due to normal atmospheric corrosion.

Keywords: Bracing, Building Design, Frame, Frame Design