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Post Frame Building Design and Construction Options
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2018 ASABE Annual International Meeting 1800034.(doi:10.13031/aim.201800034)
Authors: David Roy Bohnhoff
Keywords: boom crane, construction safety, diaphragm action, fascia framing, laminated post, lumber drying, mechlam post, mechanical connection, post fabrication, post-frame building, scaffolding, shallow foundation, truss installation, wood purlin, wood truss.*
Abstract. A post-frame building was designed and constructed to evaluate alternative methods for resisting structural loads, controlling heat transfer, fabricating components, and efficient and safe construction. Specifically addressed in this report are a frost-protected shallow foundation, rigid concrete-to-wood post connection bracket, mechlam post fabrication device, prefabricated purlins, on-site lumber drying, post-supported scaffold system, non-powered mobile work platforms, temporary truss spacer-restraint, skid steer loader boom crane, foot ledge for purlin installation, diaphragm trusses, and deep, stepped fascia framing.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)