Post-Frame Construction

Post-Frame Construction is durable, versatile, economical, quickly constructed, energy efficient and dependable. Post-frame buildings are known for their reliable performance and ability to withstand severe weather conditions. Post-frame structures are designed for optimal load-carrying performance. Each element of the structure is present for a specific purpose. This framing system provides more strength and structural integrity for your building dollar.

Columns, or posts, are one of the most important elements in Post-Frame Construction. The posts can be buried directly in the ground, buried in concrete, or anchored to a concrete foundation. Supporting columns are spaced further apart in post-frame buildings than typical construction – (4 feet, 8 feet or more, rather than the 16 or 24 inches on center typically used in conventional light-frame wood structures).

After columns, the next most critical element in Post-Frame Construction is the roof framing system. The primary load resisting elements of a post-frame roof are metal plate connected trusses and solid-sawn purlins and rafters. Metal plate connected (MPC) trusses are precisely engineered components that compliment post-frame technology. MPC trusses can be designed for wide on-center spacing applications typically 4ft, 8ft, or 10ft).

Some standard truss-to-column connections are shown below along with our typical truss options and other work-in-progress photographs.

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What client's say

"This was not an easy project, especially considering the weather we had this past year. Together we made it through the adversities and we are proud of that. The special features of this building make it stand out as one of the most aesthetically pleasing structures in the area"

- High Meadow School

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