Unlike many metal farm building options, Morton Buildings utilizes a method known as post-frame construction. Post-frame buildings feature large, laminated columns instead of wood studs, steel framing, or concrete masonry. There are multiple advantages to this method of construction:
• Large clear-spans allow for open, adaptable floor plans unhindered by load-bearing walls or columns, achieving a unique design and aesthetic. In addition, when compared to other steel pole barn buildings, our hybrid technology allows for even greater clear-span buildings up to 150'
• A post-frame building forms a tremendously strong structure that efficiently resists wind and seismic forces, even for buildings in excess of 100'.
• Post-frame construction requires limited wall and roof framing materials, and minimal footing and foundation materials.
• Our structural concept allows plumbing, electrical and HVAC to be placed between the insulation and the finished wall or ceiling, when using a suspended ceiling. This configuration results in no penetration of the insulation and an increase in energy efficiency and overall insulation performance.