Planning for your Wedding and Event Barn

Spring is in the air, and business owners and entrepreneurs alike are wondering how to take their wedding and event businesses to the next level. For all the opportunities they provide, barns that can be used as private event spaces have become a top trend in the industry. From rustic weddings to company parties, DC … Continue reading Planning for your Wedding and Event Barn

Project Preview: Oregon City Covered Riding Arena and Barn with Living Quarters

At any given time, DC Structures has a number of projects under construction across the U.S. These range from residential homes and apartment barns to large-scale commercial operations such as athletic centers and event spaces. Once in a blue moon, we get a unique and rare opportunity to blur the lines a bit by designing … Continue reading Project Preview: Oregon City Covered Riding Arena and Barn with Living Quarters

Post and Beam vs. Post Frame: Which Framing Method is Better for Your Barn Kit?

Navigating the complex vocabulary of barn construction can be a daunting task. While familiarizing yourself with industry terms like “dormers” and “cupolas” is useful, it’s crucial to understand a few fundamental concepts before embarking on your barn project. Notably, “post and beam construction” and “post-frame construction” are two construction methods often mistaken for one another … Continue reading Post and Beam vs. Post Frame: Which Framing Method is Better for Your Barn Kit?

Project Preview: Lake Elsinor Apartment Barn

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 … Continue reading Project Preview: Lake Elsinor Apartment Barn

Project Preview: North Carolina Horse Barn

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 … Continue reading Project Preview: North Carolina Horse Barn

Structural Snow Loads You Can Count On

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 … Continue reading Structural Snow Loads You Can Count On

Mono Slab Foundations: One and Done

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 … Continue reading Mono Slab Foundations: One and Done

Personalized Kits: Make It Your Own With Options & Upgrades

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 … Continue reading Personalized Kits: Make It Your Own With Options & Upgrades

Selecting Fine Heavy Timbers For Your Build

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 … Continue reading Selecting Fine Heavy Timbers For Your Build

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