What Buildings Use Post Frame Construction?

Gingerich Post-Frame Building with Windows and Doors

While you’re driving down the street on the way home from work or while running errands, we’re sure your gaze has occasionally wandered from the road to look at the sights that surround you. You look at the shopping mall to your left as you wait at the stop sign, the fire station as you continue down the road, the elementary school your children attend. You know all of these places by heart; you travel down these roads so much, that you could do it blindfolded. 

While you may be able to effortlessly name the buildings and locations you will see during a typical commute, have you ever taken a moment to consider just how these places are actually constructed? Some of the most common buildings you encounter on a daily basis were constructed with the utmost care and strategy; these buildings, more often than not, were made using post-frame construction. 

According to the National Frame Building Association, post-frame construction is an engineered wood-frame building system that features large, solid sawn posts or laminated columns instead of wood studs, steel framing, or concrete masonry. These posts have the ability to transfer loads to the ground, and can effectively use plastic barrier systems for enhanced protection of wood and concrete posts or piers.

So, now that you know what the definition of post-frame construction is, now you’re probably curious as to just where exactly you’ve seen post-frame construction being utilized before. The answer is, just about anywhere! Here are a few places where you would see post-frame construction most commonly applied to buildings: 

Industrial Buildings
Post-frame construction is the most efficient building method for manufacturing plants, warehouses, and storage facilities.

Commercial Buildings
As you purchase holiday gifts this season at your local strip mall, shopping center, or department store, remember that it was built using post-frame construction in order to meet the meets of the building and its use. You’re also sure to see post-frame construction in doctor’s clinics and even hotels!

Residential Garages
Whether you’re building a garage, storage facility, or utility workshop on your current property, consider if post-frame construction is the answer to all of your questions. Accessory buildings such as these have versatile applications and can be built to match the siding and surface of your current house. 

Agricultural Buildings
That old barn you’ve driven past on that quiet stretch of country road? Yep-post-frame construction! Horse barns, riding arenas, and storage buildings for farms across the nation use post-frame construction techniques to get the job done.

At Gingerich Structures, we know there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing the perfect structure for your needs, but choosing the right site is the key to a long, low-maintenance high-quality building. We offer a wide variety of building styles at Gingerich Structures. No matter what look you're going for, you can count on us for the options you need. We proudly have over 15-years of experience building everything from machine sheds to hobby shops! Call us today to get a FREE quote on your next building project (402) 426-5022. 



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