Post Frame Construction

A post frame building is a long-term investment in your property or business.

Why It Matters

A post frame building is an investment in your property or business. Whether you're looking for a new hay barn, a shelter for your livestock, or a large commercial building (and everything in-between), post frame buildings provide significant appeal in cost and utility.

A common practice in the post frame industry is to produce buildings that are not individually engineered. This type of construction operates on certain assumptions that aren’t always safe and often leads to future problems.

At Integrity Buildings, we engineer every building.

Keep your building safe, legal and cost-efficient

Many post frame manufacturers engineer their trusses but ignore the rest of the building. At Integrity Buildings, we engineer every building. This ensures the structural permit process, both applying for and receiving, is streamlined, simple, and easy.

Because we engineer each building, we have built a solid reputation across many municipalities and counties. Our diligence pays off in timely permit approvals and minimal hassle. This saves you time, frustration, and money!

All Integrity Buildings adhere to Canada's National Building Code, which is updated every five years. We also adhere to all provincial building codes.

What Are the Benefits of Building Engineering?

The engineer is directly involved in all parts of the process, from sale, to design, to construction and final inspection. Your building is engineered using the latest innovations and technologies available, including proprietary innovations (such as Perma-Column) as well as newly designed materials (such as LVL posts).

Guaranteed strength and longevity

Only an engineered building can properly account for the conditions of your site, including soil quality, lumber grade, wind, snow loads and more.

What's the difference between an Engineered Building and one that hasn't been engineered?

Engineered buildings have several advantages compared to post frame buildings that are not engineered:

  • Gain visibility on building strength. Each building is modelled in 3D software that simulates the conditions of the installation site. This includes physical conditions, such as lumber grade and soil quality, as well as weather conditions. We can tell you exactly what will happen to your new building during a 1 in 50-year storm.
  • Engineered buildings reduce liability for you. Once the engineer stamps their approval after reviewing your building, this guarantee it meets all building code design requirements and protects your interests.
  • Engineered buildings have fewer hiccups during the permitting, approval and inspection process.
  • All post frame buildings are required to be engineered as they are not recognized as a standard practice of construction (according to the building code). Most companies only engineer the trusses. At Integrity, we engineer each building.

Strength-Enhancing Technologies and Materials

Part of our engineering process includes accounting for the use of new high-strength materials. Used where appropriate, these materials increase building strength, minimize building deflection/movement and ensure that your new building will stand the test of time.