The Post-Frame Advantage Guide
NEW! Download your FREE copy of the sleek Post-Frame Advantage Guide. "Post Frame: An Engineered Wood Building System" features a colorful photo gallery of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and covers these key advantages of post-frame construction: versatility, cost-effectiveness, durability, and sustainability.
The Post-Frame Advantage Handbook
Download your FREE copy of the Post-Frame Advantage Handbook. The Post-Frame Advantage Handbook provides an overview of the short-term and long-term advantages of post frame, code compliance details, foundation and cladding options, and the diverse design categories that post frame accommodates (e.g., strip malls, churches, schools, etc.). The handbook also contains a wide selection of post-frame building case studies and photographs.
The Post-Frame Construction Guide
Download your FREE copy of the Post-Frame Construction Guide. The Post-Frame Construction Guide is a resource for Design Professionals. The guide provides technical information on post frame's structural components, including post foundation options, paneling, protective cover systems, roof framing, purlins, wall girts, sheathing, etc. The Post-Frame Construction Guide also provides information on post frame as it pertains to Fire Performance.
Post-Frame Firewall Assembly: Report of Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials (PDF)
The purpose of this study, conducted by Inchcape Testing Services, is to establish a 1-hour fire rating from the interior of an exterior wall system. With compartments and an efficient protection system, such as sprinklers, fires can be localized and more easily suppressed. Dimension lumber, metal plate connected trusses, glued-laminated timbers and other structural wood products have a long history of solid fire endurance performance. Post-frame buildings typically feature steel cladding that is fire-resistant. As this study reports, like other types of buildings, post-frame buildings may be erected to provide effective fire resistance in accordance with building requirements.
Load Testing Report (PDF)
This report provides a quantitative analysis of post frame diaphragm load shear strength, shear stiffness, and elasticity. Testing was conducted on 12 wood-framed, steel panel diaphragm designs, 12 roof diaphragms and 15 endwall diaphragms. Test variables include diaphragm size, framing lumber, steel profile, screw pattern and girt or purlin configuration.