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Post Frame Building Design and Construction Options

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  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.

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