At FS Construction Services, we’re advocates of “doing things right” and believe that a little bit can go a long way. When it comes to engineering your agricultural building, that philosophy holds the utmost importance. In an article from David Bohnoff for Hoard’s Dairyman, agricultural buildings fail in large numbers simply because they are either not engineered or are only partially engineered. We agree. And that’s why we assure you our building practices and experience is our reputation – and something that won’t ever be compromised.
As we indicated in a previous blog about our NFBA standards (found here), we look to provide our customers worthwhile – and structurally sound – investment. As Bohnoff indicates, there are multiple aspects that play into the credibility of an engineered building, including the roof’s ability to withstand different loads (wind, snow, severe storms), the topography of the land, as well as the size, shape and orientation of attached or surrounding structures.
Each element of the structure needs to work hand-in-hand in order to obtain maximum efficiency and safety. Trusses alone do not support a building. Each component serves a purpose and is essential to withstand the elements previously discussed. Bohnoff is a professional engineer who visits the sites of nonengineered building accidents. He believes the dishonestly of companies telling consumers their building is exempt from certain codes because of its agricultural purposes is no different than telling someone it’s ok to not wear a seat belt or bike helmet if law doesn’t require it.
FS Construction Services is open with our customers when it comes to the step-by-step process of engineering their structures. You’ll find the detailed steps of our building process here.
So we’d like to stress once again the importance of recruiting a builder that takes the safety of customers and integrity of their work to heart. With FS Construction Services, you’ll receive the utmost professionalism and sound product.
Call us today at 866-551-3454 to discuss your building goals.