Post-Frame Construction in Low-Rise Commercial Buildings

The term “post-frame building system” refers to a building characterized by primary structural frames of wood posts as columns and trusses or rafters as roof framing. Roof framing is attached to the posts, either directly or indirectly through girders. Posts are embedded in the soil and supported on isolated footings, or are attached to the top of piers, concrete or masonry walls, or slabs-on-grade. This type of framing system outperforms other building types in any climate or soil condition and is an energy-efficient building method.

This course will discuss construction methods and materials, as well as performance measures for post-frame buildings and their application in low-rise commercial buildings. After this course you will understand how a combination of quality materials, expert workmanship, energy efficiency and low maintenance in a post-frame building can optimize value.