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American Steel Span's Panel Overlap Competition's Panel Overlap
Last 9" of panel is smooth Last 9" of panel is crimped
Fits snug together -saves 30-40% on erection Does not fit snug together - difficult to assemble, requires 30-40% more erection time
No struggle with assembly More alignment needed with drift pins
No caulking required for waterproofing Caulking is required for waterproofing - very time consuming, as each overlap must have four rows fo caulking to prevent leaks
   
American Steel Span's Panel Crimping Competition's Panel Crimping
Crimps are together and smaller in depth Crimps are farther apart and larger in depth
No buckling problems Buckling problems
25% increase in strength Panels are weaker
   
American Steel Span's Hardware Competition's Hardware
Grade 8.2 bolts - 1500 hr fastener Grade 2 bolts - 500 hr fastener
More durable Less durable
High strength Low strength
Corrosion resistant Not corrosion resistant
   
American Steel Span's Arch Specification Competition's Arch Specification
Material minimum 0.030 Material minimum less than 0.030
Minimum grading Nominal grading
Less tolerance variation Greater tolerance variation
AZ55 direct warranty from steel mill AZ50 NO driect warranty from steel mill 50% aluminum, 48.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone
High resistance against corrosion Some use galvanized zinc coating - no warranty
25 year warranty Low resistance against corrosion
Studies show panel life is 40+ years Only a 20 year warranty
Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 140mph. Florida approval number FL-5897 No Florida testing approval
   
American Steel Span's Arch Material Competition's Arch Material
Rust through warranty Minimum yield = 50 ksi
Minimum yield = 50 ksi No ASTM standards
ASCE building codes No ASCE building codes
9" overlap of panels 7" overlap of panels
16 gage beam equivalent at overlap with two rows of bolts, 0.030 overlap over a 0.030 overlap = 0.060 Weaker overlap with one row of bolts
   
American Steel Span's Endwall Panel Competition's Endwall Panel
AZ55 - 55% aluminum, 43.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone AZ50 - 50% aluminum, 48.5% zinc, 1.5% silicone
25 year, 6 month warranty Only a 20 year warranty
Direct warranty from steel mill NO direct warranty from steel mill
Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 140mph. Florida approval number FL-5898 No Florida testing
High resistance against corrosion Low resistance against corrosion
   
American Steel Span's Color Options (see options) Competition's Panel Color Options
Endwalls Endwalls
Polyester silicon or paint with endwalls No color endwalls
26 gauge, 80,000 ksi No Florida testing approval
Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 140mph. Florida approval number FL-3895 Not designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes
Warranty of 40 years against
- Chipping
- Blistering
- Cracking
- Pealing
 
Designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes up to 140mph  
   
Arches Arches
Arch panels are offered in color Arch panels are not offered in color
Designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes up to 140 mph Not designed to withstand the strictest of wind codes
Florida testing approval for high wind velocity, up to 150mph. Florida approval number FL-5897 No Florida testing approval
Warranty of 40 years against
- Chipping
- Blistering
- Cracking
- Pealing
 
Come with colored bolts  
   
American Steel Span Panel Manufacturing Competition Panel Manufacturing
AMERICAN MADE
Manufacturing plant is located in the United States – Mckees Rocks
Manufacturing plant is located in Canada
Employing American workers who produce and make the best product anywhere in the world Warranty is given by Canada
Because we manufacture in the USA we are subject to state and federal laws Because they manufacture outside of the USA they are not subject to state and federal laws
Our leadership has over 50 years of experience Leadership has less years of experience
Largest manufacturer of arch buildings in the world Warranty problems are headaches

 

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