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Post Frame Building Structures

Post frame structures are built strong, are economical and very versatile.  We can construct post frame building in width up to 100’, ceiling heights of 30’ and can construct buildings lengths to match your need or budget.  Usually metal cladding is used as an exterior siding but not limited to the steel 9/36 cladding.  Other sidings that are available are, fiber cement, vinyl, architectural panels, traditional stucco or acrylic stucco.

CIA designs and constructs post frame buildings to last a life time and withstand all the elements.  Each building is designed and engineered for each specific building location.  All engineered post frame building we construct are drop hammered.  This process compacts the ground under each post to 3000 psi.  This means that the square inches of ground supporting a 4 ply 2" x 6" post has been compacted to 99,000 pounds.  We also have the option to place a ½” x 14” steel disc under each pole to lower the ground pressure.  This process ensures that each building is been supported by a solid foundation no matter the type of clay based soil.

All post frame buildings are constructed with engineered posts and are selected accordingly to ensure the loads required for each post are not exceeded.  The treated portion of the post are assembled with a below grade PWF lumber.  For added protection and extended life expectancy of the post, a bitumen water proofing membrane can be applied to each post.  This eliminates two of the three elements required for wood to rot, air and moisture.  The addition of the bitumen can extend the life expectancy of the poles indefinitely.

Engineered Trusses are designed and for each specific buildings location to ensure the roof designs are able to support the appropriate snow load.  Truss drawings are provided to clients for each building constructed.  Inspections are also conducted to ensure all bracing requirements are installed in the trusses.  Trusses are anchored to each post using the appropriate amount of GRK fasteners.  Each truss designed has a max loading value and the sheer force of the combined GRK fasteners used on each truss must exceed the max designed loading of the truss.


Post frame buildings can be designed and constructed as an insulated building.  This process can also be done in stages over a period of time to suit ones budget. All Insulated Post Buildings designed by CIA Buildings are done so to meet or exceed the Nation Energy Code.


Concrete floors are very common in post frame buildings.  CIA has an in-house concrete crew to service this need.  This allows us the option to install concrete prior to any interior finishing work in completed.  A properly designed and constructed post frame building will help control additional cost of installing the concrete floor.  All post buildings are designed with the option to install a concrete floor down the road.   Check out the Building Features section to get more available option for concrete.

H-Vac, Electrical and Plumbing

CIA has a great working relationship with a number trade companies in the plumbing, heating and electrical fields.  We work hard at ensuring we get you a great pricing on your plumbing, heating and electrical requirements.  We also have number of options available for heating a post frame building.  Check out the Building Features section to get more available option for your heating options.

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