Structural Engineering for Post Frame Projects

Although post-frame construction has traditionally been associated with pole-barn-type structures, innovative builders and designers are finding more uses in residential and commercial markets, such as homes and retail stores. The large load-bearing posts that are core to the systems’ performance become an aesthetic choice to customers. Builders typically partner with experts on post-frame design to ensure the design is suitable for the use category and building plan. ICC NTA’s structural engineering and design departments address this need by using a state-of-the-art design process to analyze the relationship and interaction between the soil, posts, frames, diaphragms, and shear walls to make the post-frame design applicable to a variety of building types and projects, outside of the traditional pole-barn scope. Many builders also find synergy in working with ICC NTA structural engineers because they can have their plans drafted by our computer-aided drafting (CAD) team.

One of our critical partners is the National Frame Builders Association (NFBA). They help us stay ahead of the most recent industry news and ensure that our construction projects are code-compliant. ICC NTA uses the Design for Code Acceptance 5 (DCA5) document, which was written by the American Forest and Paper Association to provide guidance in post-frame construction, and serves as a base of trust for all post-frame designs.

NTA Post Frame EngineeringAs part of the International Code Council Family of Solutions, ICC NTA has direct access to the organization that develops the most trusted source of model codes and standards—the International Codes. We also utilize trustworthy software programs to provide the precise calculations and designs you need, resulting in a complete, code-compliant building package to help ensure your product or structure will stand strong.

ICC NTA has licensed engineers for all 50 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and part of Canada. Our highly qualified staff is comprised of Professional Engineers (PEs) and trained design engineers, allowing us to offer third-party engineering to fit each client’s unique needs. Our team provides top-of-the-line customer service and efficient turnaround time, even for the most demanding projects.

We believe innovation through technology leads to better, safer building projects. We offer our clients an online project-management system that allows you to access your project files anytime, anywhere. This ease of access enables greater visibility and a faster completion time for your project.

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