Building Specifications

Introduction to the K Building

K Building Specifications

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WIDTHS24′, 30′, 40′, 50′, 60′, 70′, 80′, 90′, 100′ (Click on a size to view specifications.)

LENGTHS – 15′ Bays

SIDEWALL HEIGHTS – 2′ Increments, starting at 8′ to 20′

ROOF PITCH – 3/12 to 6/12 Pitch

FOUNDATION – Foundations are the basis of a strong building. K Buildings are available with three types of recommended foundations:

  • PIER FOUNDATION – A pier foundation consists of individual pads for each frame leg. These are typically drilled with an 18 inch auger below the frost line. Above the ground they are formed to 1 foot square. They are reinforced with re-bar. Buildings with pier foundations come standard with a 2” X 10” treated skirt board. | VIEW PHOTO |
  • MONOSLAB FOUNDATION – A monoslab foundation is poured with the floor in a single pour. The 8 inch wall portion is trenched 24 inches into the ground. This foundation is considered to be ‘floating’. It can be used on smaller buildings only (generally 24 feet or 30 feet in width). A 2” X 6” treated base plate is standard on the monoslab building. |  VIEW PHOTO |
  • FOUNDATION WALL – A wall foundation Is 8 inches wide and is trenched below the frost line. Then it is formed to the desired height above the ground and reinforced with a series of re-bar. A 2” X 6” treated base plate is standard on buildings using a wall foundation. |  VIEW PHOTO |

ANCHOR BOLTS – 5/8″ mainframe & 1/2″ endwall frame anchor bolts come standard with each K Building. |  VIEW PHOTO |

STEEL MAIN & ENDWALL FRAMES – The strength of the K Building are the steel frames. With the combination of steel frames and steel wind bracing rods, the K Building has an advantage in resisting high wind and snow loads. With a steel frame quality and longevity is assured, while the risk of eroding and insect infested wood posts is eliminated. |  VIEW PHOTO |


  • PURLINS – K Buildings come standard with 2” X 6” X 16′ #1 yellow pine purlins, located 2′ on center, allowing the ability to walk anywhere on the roof. |  VIEW PHOTO |
  • GIRTS – K Buildings come standard with 2” X 6” X 16′ #1 yellow pine girts, located 41-1/2” on center. |  VIEW PHOTO |

BUILDING IDENTIFICATION TAG – Before leaving the factory, every K Building is outfitted with a unique ID tag riveted to the end wall. With this ID tag, K Building owners can contact Elgin Service Center for information related to any component used in the fabrication of their building. Building specifications, doors/windows or even the covering installed is on file and available whenever the need may arise.

COVERING – 29 gauge ASTM-A792 Galvalume steel, 95,000 PSI yield-minimum. K Buildings come standard with painted covering and trims from North Star Mfg. Co.  Covering and trims from Everlast Roofing, Inc. is also available as an option. Please review their following literature for details:


| Literature (PDF) |
| Color Chart (PDF) |


  • SINGLE & DOUBLE SLIDING DOORS – Sidewall and endwall sliding doors are constructed with lightweight painted aluminum framing (PDF), hollow steel girts and covered with 29 gauge covering. The doors slide on a galvanized steel self aligning track (PDF) using heavy duty trolley hangers (PDF) with nylon rollers.
  • OVERHEAD DOORS – The K Building can be customized to fit most any size overhead door.  The follow-the-roof door track option increases useable overhead space by following the rafter pitch.
  • Bl-FOLD DOORS – Bi-fold doors are popular as a cost effective alternative to sliding and overhead doors on large openings. Since a bi-fold door opens on the outside of the building, interior overhead lighting will not be obstructed as with a standard overhead door. | VIEW PHOTO |

OPTIONS – Contact your K Building dealer for available options, including: