Steel Building Planning Guide
What Kind of Planning Needs to be Done?
Community buildings generally have heights that vary, while standard heights of single- and multi-story buildings are usually governed by local code. As a rule, building eave height must be at least two feet taller than the highest framed opening (see below).
Based on the type and style of the building along with its proposed use, you can calculate the roof height. For example, aircraft hangars need to use the clear span style with high roof structures. Churches may need high vaulted ceilings to give a feeling of loftiness. With business offices, standard roof height is usually sufficient.