Your Building’s Structural Integrity: What You Need To Know

Ensure your building is constructed with the safety of you, your family, equipment and property in mind. Researching the engineering approach of your builder up front before your next building purchase can save money and potential problems in the future.

“We approach the construction of each building and customize it for each location,” says Al Williams, co-owner of Integrity Post Structures. “What does this mean? It means that we specifically engineer each new building for every location’s potential differences in snow and wind loading calculations to ensure it meets or exceeds the local building code for possible conditions.”

Some companies may rely on general engineering standards that are national in scope. These standards may not be adequate for the vast differences in weather and climate conditions across Canada.

“Local and specific engineering can make the difference in having a building that stands the test of time or is a potential hazard on your property,” says Williams. “Buildings are a large investment. You want to be sure they are engineered for your local conditions and are built safely and with precision.”

Williams also recommends researching the quality of materials and methods of the assigned crew. “The integrity of your structure can be at stake if these two areas are not top quality, says Williams. “And, make sure your builder isn’t in a rush to get off to the next job so they do the job right the first time around.”

If thinking of a fabric structure based on economy, be sure to check out the efficiencies and benefits of a post structure. “You’ll be pleasantly surprised at our price and the added benefit of getting a permanent building,” says Williams.

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Jerry Myer of Integrity Post Structures received the Movers & Shakers Award for 2010 from Alberta Construction Magazine.


Agri-Trade’s Equipment Expo Ag Innovation Winner – Integrity Post Structures with their winning submission Perma-Column.


Alberta Chamber of Commerce, Young Entrepreneur Award of Distinction Winner – Integrity Post Structures.


Jerry Myer, Owner/CEO has been selected to participate in the 2017 QuantumShift program. QuantumShift is an exclusive invitation-only leadership development program for 40 of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs. Founded by KPMG Enterprise and the Ivey Business School at The University of Western Ontario, QuantumShift uses Ivey’s highly regarded case study method and award-winning faculty to help take the skills and talents of these entrepreneurs to the next level.

Integrity Buildings wins in two categories for the 2018 NFBA Building of the Year Awards.

The NFBA (National Frame Building Association) has awarded Integrity Buildings with two 2018 North American Building of the year awards. The winner categories are “Hobby Shop” and “Institutional Building”.

Jerry Myer, Founder & CEO of Integrity says “Since day one at Integrity, we have made it our goal to not only be the best post frame builder in Canada, but develop new and innovative ways to make the industry better. These awards are an honour and we are proud to win, but they are also a testament to the hard work and dedication of an entire team to achieve our goals.”

Myer also added “Every building Integrity builds is custom. That means our customers get our industry leading expertise and are able to add their own ideas to truly make their building something that can be proud of for generations”.