Post-Frame Construction – A method focused on design flexibility and energy efficiency at an affordable price.

May 23, 2014

Morton Buildings is the national leader in the post-frame construction industry. Partnering with Architects and Engineers across the country, Morton designBUILD specializes in constructing and managing complex, low-rise structures, whether commercial, residential, municipal, or for nearly any other application. Post-frame construction offers distinct advantages over other construction methods.

Complex post-frame buildings are popping up all over the country, in rural and urban areas alike. This construction method has become a dynamic solution for many uses such as churches, schools, municipalities, office buildings, warehouses, clinics, shopping centers, and more.

One of the greatest advantages of post-frame construction is the design flexibility afforded by the clear-span trusses and the placement of all load-bearing columns along the perimeter of the building. With no load-bearing walls or columns preventing use of the building’s entire footprint, you can choose nearly any floor plan imaginable. Design flexibility also means your finished project will be more aesthetically pleasing. In addition to the functionality of the interior layout, your building will be visually pleasing from the outside thanks to countless decorative and functional options.  

Additionally, post-frame construction is also known for incredible energy performance due to the wide, uninterrupted spaces between columns in the walls. This allows for wide, continuous blankets of insulation which means less thermal leakage. Wood has natural insulating qualities as opposed to metal which transfers heat and cold easily. That’s why a post-frame building is more energy efficient than a steel-frame building. Energy costs are at an all-time high, why waste money excessively heating and cooling a building when you can have a well-insulated, post-frame alternative which saves you money?

Morton Buildings is the nation’s leader in post-frame construction. Our designBUILD team has experience with complex building projects like those mentioned above. In fact, we build more churches nationally than any other single builder. Morton designBUILD is continually looking for architects and engineers to team up with. We can provide outstanding building solutions for clients seeking flexible, energy efficient low-rise construction with clear spans up to 150 feet wide. We offer shell-only construction, turn-key construction, and everything in between.

There’s a reason we’ve been in business for over 110 years.  With Morton designBUILD as a general contractor, a client’s finished building product will be strong, reliable, cost-effective, utilitarian, and beautiful. We have the strongest non-prorated warranty in the industry and 105 construction centers located throughout the country. We have an impeccable reputation in the industry with Architects, Engineers, Subcontractors and Customers.

Check out our website to read more about our products and services that set us apart.


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