Construction

apartment barn

Project Preview: Lake Elsinor Apartment Barn

by Bret Loftis

Nationwide barn kit company DC Structures has apartment barn projects under construction all over the country. We guarantee our clients builder support throughout the duration of their build, but we also keep in touch simply because we enjoy watching their plans take shape. Building relationships with the people who buy our apartment barn kits is […]


barn conversion

Barn Conversion Cons: Why Remodeling Might Be A Bad Idea

by Terrell Martin

Thinking about a remodel for that old wooden barn sitting unused on your property? Here are a few things to consider when planning for a barn conversion. The idea of restoring an old barn into a rustic barn house might sound great in theory, but most of the time it’s a lot more costly and […]


north carolina horse barn

Project Preview: North Carolina Horse Barn

by Scott Desbiens

Oregon-based DC Structures partners with clients across the U.S., turning unique visions into pre-engineered materials packages. From apartment barns and barn-style homes to wineries and wedding and event venues, DC has several projects under construction at any given time. Relationship building is the backbone of our operation, which is why DC Structures provides builder support […]


snow loads

Structural Snow Loads You Can Count On

by Travis Marshall

In regions of the country where annual snowfall is high, buildings must be adequately engineered to withstand heavy snow loads. Snow loads refer to the weight of snow that a building’s rooftop is designed to hold up against. It takes extensive calculations to determine the proper engineering for each building’s specific needs. Structural engineers rely […]


mono slab foundations

Mono Slab Foundations: One and Done

by Terrell Martin

Mono slab foundations are a fast, strong and reliable alternative to traditional foundation building methods. This foundation type is ideal for structures built from pre-engineered materials packages. Mono slab foundations are formed with a single pour of concrete. These single-pour slabs are less prone to inconsistencies, and benefit from a relatively low time investment. Easily […]


Why the DC Approach Benefits Builders

by Brian Hurst

It takes a village to build a barn—or so the saying goes. Constructing a pre-designed barn package calls for collaborative participation between clients, designers and builders. Nationwide barn kit company DC Structures is a team player when it comes to helping its clients achieve their building goals. We translate clients’ visions for their structures into […]


personalized kits

Personalized Kits: Make It Your Own With Options & Upgrades

by Scott Desbiens

Just because it’s a barn kit, doesn’t mean it has to be standard. Personalized kits are just as original as custom builds, and they save you time and money. When you choose DC Structures, you’ll be guided through a streamlined hands-on process to select and modify your kit. We celebrate your individuality, and we want […]


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Selecting Fine Heavy Timbers For Your Build

by Kristoffer Nelson

All lumber and heavy timbers are not created equal—even those that are cut from the same tree species. If you’re thinking about adding a barn to your property, your building’s lumber quality is an important consideration.The quality of the timbers you use for your building will determine the health, beauty and longevity of your timber […]


post and beam construction

Benefits of Post and Beam Construction vs. Pole Barns

by Terrell Martin

Pole and beam post barn what? Making the decision to add a barn to your property can be a daunting task once you begin to wade through your options. This is especially true if you’re unfamiliar with the jargon. Pole barns and barns built using the post and beam construction method are two of the […]