What is the difference between an agricultural building and an industrial building?

The two main general classifications of steel building are agricultural and industrial, and depend on the required allowance for strength; the design of the building will meet the criteria below:

 

Industrial

Agricultural

Human occupancyUnrestrictedNot exceeding 2hrs per day
Human densityUnrestrictedMax 1 person per 50sq m
Snow loading0.6 KN/m20.4 KN/m2
Design lifeMin 50 yearsMin 10 years
Distance to human habitation/roadwayUnrestrictedMin 20 meters
ComplianceBuilding regulations requiredFarm assurance scheme standards

 

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