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February 2, 2023
Are you looking to get a new barn or shop built? There are many construction methods, from traditional brick and cement construction to prefabricated building structures. One of the many construction methods is post-frame construction. Post-frame buildings are highly engineered wooden frame structures. These frames can then be covered and filled with any exterior covering.
Post-frame buildings have large laminated columns instead of wooden studs, concrete masonry, and steel framing. The post-frame construction method has gained popularity due to its critical advantages and advancements in design, technologies, and construction methods.
The following blog enumerates some of the benefits post-frame construction has over other construction methods for you to make an informed decision if you aim to have a post-frame building constructed by professionals.
Unlike what is perceived, a post-frame structure forms a solid structure that can efficiently withstand strong winds and seismic forces. These structures are made using the diaphragm building technique, which guides how structural components are arranged to transfer the maximum lateral load to the foundation; this accounts for the building’s strength, stability, and durability for an extended period.
Another benefit of post-frame structures over other construction methods is that they achieve sustainability without prohibitive cost restraints due to their several sustainable design structures. The newer energy codes that buildings need to meet require higher energy insulation; post-frame facilities are the best option. These structures have wide column spacing that allows for insulation between the structural elements, fewer interruptions in insulation materials, and less chance of thermal leakage.
Post-frame structures demand minimal roof and wall framing materials. Similarly, they also require minimal foundation and footing materials . Moreover, the wooden posts or poles are placed 6 to 8 feet apart, which means less resource use than all other construction methods, saving you a big chunk of your construction budget under the “materials” head of expenses.
Regarding design, post-frame structures and their wood frame systems offer wider clear spans. This aspect allows open and adaptable floor plans unhindered by load-bearing walls and columns. Any kind of wood frame design can be achieved using the post-frame construction method, making it one of the most versatile construction methods ever.
Your building can be made in any style and shape, with virtually unlimited options to choose from. Post-frame structures don’t have any limitations when it comes to options like; shape, size, style, roof style, materials, pitch, ceiling systems, thermal insulation systems, and exterior finishes. So, post-frame construction is the best option if you want to be creative and create a design customized space to depict your taste and style.
Anyone who has been linked to a construction project in any way knows that the schedule and budget are the most challenging tasks for the manager to keep in control and according to plan. As mentioned above, post-frame structures help cut the construction budget significantly. By choosing the post-frame construction method, you can save a lot of time and increase your chances of completing the project on time.
An experienced post-frame contractor can erect a basic structure in two to three days. The frame includes trusses, girts, purlins, and posts. The foundations can be laid at freezing or even below freezing temperatures with a basic frame structure.
Hence, you are shrinking your construction time frame from elongated months to days by choosing post-frame construction.
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