Post Frame Buildings typically use wood columns (posts) and trusses or rafters to create a series of “post frames” along the length of the building. Columns are typically made of dimensional lumber either nail laminated (NailLam) or planed and glued together (GluLam). The columns are often treated with preservative and embedded directly into the soil or supported on, and connected to, the top of a foundation. Other framing members include roof purlins and wall girts which are attached to the post frames to provide lateral support and to transmit sheathing loads, both in-plane and out-of-plane. Post Frame Buildings are finished on the exterior and interior with a wide variety of materials, including metal and wood structural panels and siding, or any other suitable materials. The defining characteristic of a Post Frame Building is not what you see on the inside or the outside; it is the framing system, which you normally DON’T see.
What We Do Since 2002, Halberg Engineering has specialized in structural engineering and code compliance services for Post Frame construction and other types of buildings used in rural areas. We excel at developing construction designs and drawings to meet any applicable codes which serve as your construction documents on the job site.
Building codes continue to change in scope and complexity to encourage building designs which are safe, efficient, and sustainable. These areas highlight why Post Frame construction is a great solution for today's built environment: low capital investment, integrates sustainability concepts, and high speed of construction.
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How We Can Help You Our strength is providing structual engineering calculations and design advice for post frame and other wood construction. If you are planning a construction project yourself or for a client of yours, we can help. We provide quality construction drawings for your building along with the supporting calculations and other design information required by the government agencies involved.
If you are a Post Frame Builder, you will find Halberg Engineering to be an incredible asset as a "virtual" member of your design team that you can call on as needed during the negotiation or bid process and we continue to add value through the design and drawing development process.
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