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Structural Snow Loads You Can Count On

by Matt Rudolph • December 29, 2016

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 […]


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Mono Slab Foundations: One and Done

by Terrell Martin • December 27, 2016

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 […]


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The Pre-Engineered Package Advantage

by Daniel Baker • December 22, 2016

If you’re thinking about adding a barn or barn-style home to your property, then you’re probably weighing the pros and cons of a pre-engineered package. Don’t let the words kit or package fool you into thinking pre-engineered structures are of lesser quality than their custom-built counterparts. Kits take all the guesswork out of designing and […]


Why the DC Approach Benefits Builders

by Brian Hurst • December 20, 2016

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 […]