engineered posts-frame buildings

Engineering doesn’t cost — it pays!

By Ronald Sutton, PE —— In the post-frame industry it is widely held that engaging the services of an engineering consultant is a big expense that should be avoided if at all possible. After all it is an additional expense that will reduce the bottom line. Most post-frame buildings are pre-engineered, sort of, and...

An argument for fully engineered post-frame buildings

By David Bohnhoff, PE, PhD, University of Wisconsin —— In December 16, 2010, I met 66-year old dairy farmer Cyril Myren. He was sitting in an armchair in his house. He could barely move. Four days earlier he suffered two cracked ribs and lots of bruising when a portion of his two-year old post-frame...