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Post-Frame Advantage Offers Enhanced Continuing Education

NFBA-post-frame-advantageChicago, IL – The Post-Frame Advantage Online University has enhanced its continuing education opportunities for architects, design professionals, and structural engineers to learn in depth the benefits of post-frame construction in light commercial applications.

Participants will earn one American Institute of Architects (AIA) or Professional Development Hour (PDH) continuing education credit per session.

There are two curriculum areas in the Post Frame Advantage Online University: Engineering Design of Post-Frame Building Systems and Architectural Design Options for Post-Frame Building Systems.

“Each curriculum consists of 3 one-hour sessions and it is recommended to take them in order,” said Harvey Manbeck, PE, PHD, NFBA Technical Consultant. “To ensure participants will have the latest information, these sessions include the most up-to-date post-frame technology and cost ratios available.”

The new courses reflect the latest design principles in the second edition of the Post-Frame Building Design Manual, published by NFBA in 2015.

Engineering Design of Post-Frame Building Systems

Session 1: Introduction to Post-Frame Building Systems: The core essentials of modern post-frame construction.

Session 2: Architectural Alternatives for Post-Frame Building Systems: Function and form alternatives for interiors and exteriors possible with post frame.

Session 3: Modern Post-Frame Structural Design Practice: Current principles for post-frame construction presented in an engineering perspective.

Architectural Design Options for Post-Frame Building Systems

Session 1: Post-Frame Buildings: A Light-Commercial Mainstay: The basics of post-frame construction, and how it is an ideal building system for light-commerical applications.

Session 2: Architectural Diversity of Post-Frame Building Systems: The diverse style possibilities of post-frame construction.

Session 3: Modern Post-Frame Structural Design Practice: An Introduction: Structural design options for post-frame buildings.

Manbeck said that additional sessions would be added later this year in the Engineering Design of Post-Frame Building Systems curriculum. “Session 4 will give instruction on the design of shallow isolated pier foundations,” he said. “And Session 5 will explore modern post-frame structural design practices in more detail.” More courses are in the works for the coming year.

Courses may be taken at any time and it is quick and easy to get started. Visit the Post-Frame Online University, choose a session, and register to receive continuing education credits today.

About Post-Frame Advantage

The Post-Frame Advantage is an educational initiative driven by the National Frame Building Association (NFBA). The Post-Frame Advantage educates the design, code, and engineering community on the advantages of post-frame construction for low-rise, light-commercial buildings. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to stay connected.

About the National Frame Builders Association

NFBA-logoNFBA is a non-profit trade association that promotes the interests of the post-frame construction industry and its members. The association’s members are primarily post-frame builders, suppliers, manufacturers, building material dealers, code and design professionals, and structural engineers. To learn more, visit

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