Clear span


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Clear span

Distance between the inside faces of the supports on both sides.

clear span

The distance between the two inside faces of the supports of a span.
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Currently, the property has a 68,787 s/f building with ceiling heights of approximately 60 feet with a clear span. It sits within an M3-1 zoning district, which allows for heavy industrial uses.
Set over the Bow River in the town of Banff, the Bow River Pedestrian Bridge, with a clear span of 80 meters, is considered the longest timber bridge of its kind.
"Our sales are attracting increasing numbers of people and we want to give them a suitable arena to showcase their stock." The clear span structure, with a mono-pitched roof, would abutt the existing market building.
"It's done exactly that, all the supports are now free from it and so people can see its clear span."
The installation of a clear span mezzanine and industrial-strength lift allowed the company to double its floor space and significantly improve efficiency.
The prospect of sociable sporting activity is considered crucial in attracting people to the club, so the court forms the main architectural gesture, enclosed in a vaulted clear span structure like an aircraft hangar.
The three vacant industrial/warehouse units - two of 15,000 sq ft and one of 12,000 sq ft - have integral offices, service yards and car parks, a clear span steel frame with 6.9 metre interior heights and sectional overhead loading doors.
The three vacant units -two of 15,000 sq ft and one of 12,000 sq ft - feature integral offices, service yards and car parks, a clear span steel frame with 6-6.9 m interior height and full height doors.
The project specification required a clear span of 238 feet from bearing to bearing, supported by concrete towers on each end.