Pre-engineered building (PEB) –

PEB: Pre Engineered Building is a metal building enclosure system that always includes a structural system and often includes roof and wall cladding and is designed and fabricated in the factory premises. PEB or Pre Engineered Building was firstly originated in the United State and later on, was introduced in India by Middle Eastern vendors. The main reason for adopting PEB in Nepal is the persisting trust in traditional construction methods. PEB is basically designed by a PEB supplier or PEB manufacturer, to be fabricated using the best-suited inventory of raw materials available from all sources and manufacturing methods that can efficiently satisfy a wide range of structural and aesthetic design requirements.

Historically, the primary framing structure of a pre-engineered building is an assembly of I-shaped members, often referred to as I-beams. In pre-engineered buildings, the I beam used are usually formed by welding together steel plates to form the I section. I beams are then field-assembled (e.g. bolted connections) to form the entire frame of the pre-engineered building. Larger plate dimensions are used in areas of higher load effects. Pre-engineered buildings can be adapted to suit a wide variety of structural applications. An efficiently designed pre-engineered building can be lighter than the conventional steel buildings by up to 30%.