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 occupancy Unrestricted Not exceeding 2hrs per day
Human density Unrestricted Max 1 person per 50sq m
Snow loading 0.6 KN/m2 0.4 KN/m2
Design life Min 50 years Min 10 years
Distance to human habitation/roadway Unrestricted Min 20 meters
Compliance Building regulations required Farm assurance scheme standards

 

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