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Site-Built Portal Frame System
Site-Built Portal Frame System
Site-Built Portal Frame System
Site-Built Portal Frame System
PFS Single-Wall Portal Frame Illustration
PFS Single-Wall Portal Frame Illustration
Single-Wall Portal Frame Kit
Single-Wall Portal Frame Kit
PFS Double-Wall Portal Frame Illustration
PFS Double-Wall Portal Frame Illustration
Double-Wall Portal Frame Kit
Double-Wall Portal Frame Kit

The Strong-Wall® Site-Built Portal Frame System (PFS) provides designers, builders and contractors an easy way to achieve wall-bracing requirements with narrow wall widths. Simple and quick to install, the PFS is a cost-effective alternative to steel braced-wall solutions.

Features & Benefits
  • Narrow Wall Width  — 240 mm or 300 mm nominal column sizes allow builders to maintain narrow return walls at garage openings and allow designers to maximize portal openings in standard wall framing, such as for large windows or sliding glass doors
  • Easy to Assemble — saves time for the installer and increases the confidence of the specifier that it will be installed properly
  • Cost Effective — site-built portal frames are less expensive than steel or moment frames
  • Larger Openings — designers need as much bracing capacity as possible to economically design structures

 

Single-Wall Portal Frame Kit (PFS-HKSAU) Includes
  • (2) Holdown assemblies
  • (2) Composite standoff bases*
  • (5) Moment connection straps
  • (1) Adjustable post base (ABW44Z)
  • (33) SDW22300 truss-ply screws
  • (8) SD9112 Connector screws
  • (1) 6-lobe T40 driver bit
  • (1) Installation instructions (T-L-PFSHWAU20)

Double-Wall Portal Frame Kit (PFS-HKDAU) Includes
  • (4) Holdown assemblies
  • (4) Composite standoff bases*
  • (8) Moment connection straps
  • (66) SDW22300 truss-ply screws
  • (1) 6-lobe T40 driver bit
  • (1) Installation instructions (T-L-PFSHWAU20)

*Extra composite standoff bases included. Use only the base that corresponds to the column width and discard extra base(s).

Installation

Model No. Table

Model No.

Description

Packaging Qty

PFS-HKSAU

Strong-Wall Site-Built Single-Wall Portal Frame Kit

1

PFS-HKDAU

Strong-Wall Site-Built Bouble-Wall Portal Frame Kit

1

 

Portal Frame System Dimensions

Framing
Materials

Column Size
(mm)

Minimum
Beam Depth
(mm)

Opening Dimensions (mm)

Max. Total Height

(mm)

Anchor Diameter (mm)

Max. Height

Allowable Width

Each Column

Post

LVL

(2) 240 x 45

(2) 300 x 45

(2) 300 x 45

2,700

min.

600

3,000

(2) 16

12

max.

5,500

1. Anchor bolts are not included in the Portal Frame System kit.

2. Refer to foundation details for minimum concrete dimensions.

 

Portal Frame System Bracing Equivalents for Wind

Material

Maximum
Concurrent Vertical Load on Column
(kN)
3

Allowable Lateral Load (kN)

Maximum Allowable
Beam End Reaction
(kN)
4

240 mm Column

300 mm Column

Single-Wall Portal

Double-Wall Portal

System Δ @ Allowable

(mm)

Single-Wall Portal

Double-Wall Portal

System Δ @ Allowable

(mm)

LVL

33.4

2.26

4.52

12.00

2.94

5.87

11.00

23.13

1. The Strong-Wall site-built portal frame system (PFS) is applicable for use up to 3 m max. The height is permitted to be increased to 3.6 m with a 600 mm max. dwarf wall. Wall-bracing allowable lateral load must be reduced by a 0.80 factor.

2. Use limited to single-story and the first of two-storey applications.

3. Concurrent vertical load denotes the total maximum concentric vertical load permitted on the panel acting in combination with the lateral wind loading.

4. The designer is responsible for the beam design. The reaction at beam/column interface shall not exceed the tabulated maximum allowable beam end reaction.

5. LVL is 14,000 MPa (minimum). LVL with E=13,200 MPa can be adopted with a reduction of 5% to bracing capacities.

6. Minimum header depths of 300 mm for LVL.

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