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Wood Frame Buildings
RAM has proven success utilizing the industry’s most advanced building methods and materials. Our engineered building systems are all custom designed specifically for your project.
Our foundation systems include:
- In ground structural wood columns seated on a concrete footing pad.
- Wood Structural columns mounted to a perimeter thickened concrete slab.
- Wood Structural columns mounted to a continuous poured concrete footing and wall foundation.
- Installed Perma-ColumnT with attached laminated structural columns.
RAM Buildings Inc’s standard structural column is a nail-laminated column using 2×6 SYP CCA .60 treated bottoms and 2×6 1650F 1.5E SPF tops. All nail-laminated columns are engineered to meet National Design Specifications (NDS) and American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) 559 as required by Section 2306.1 of the International Building Code.
All of our roof systems feature a heavy-duty engineered roof truss with the variety of loads designed for each application. Trusses are manufactured in Minnesota using both visually graded as well as machine stress rated lumber.
Exterior finish includes industry leading wall and roof steel specifications with hot dipped galvanized two coat rolled system including premium MS Colorfast45 top coat over a properly cleaned and pre-treated substrate. Available on our 26 and 24 gauge panels is a PVDF top coat meeting Kynar™ 500 and Hylar™ 8000 specifications. Every RAM building allows for a wide range of materials to be used on the exterior, such as; brick, wood, block, stone, and EIFS.
We have several different choices for your post frame building insulation needs. For the wall, ceiling, and roof we have the choice of high performance insulation applications of fiberglass batt, blown insulation, sprayed polyurethane foam, or the condensation blanket. For the wall and ceiling only we have interior steel and wood sheathing liners.
Post Frame Building Options
Post Frame buildings, also known as pole buildings, have many benefits that make it a solid construction material. Wood offers a quick and easily customizable construction material that is cost effective. Wood has a much better insulation value than other building materials and can reduce your overall energy costs. RAM wood frame buildings are designed and treated to stand up to the harshest Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, & Iowa environments. Cold weather does not lower the strength or weaken wood. The sum of all this information is that wood frame buildings make perfect residential post frame homes, also known as pole barn houses. It is possible to save money, save on the environment, and still take care of those you cherish most.
Now that you know the facts, take the time to Contact Us here at RAM! We would love to work with YOU!
“I want to congratulate RAM General Contracting for winning this prestigious award! Moonstone Farm won First Place in the nation for equine facility with the National Frame Builders Association!! Thank you TEAM RAM for all of your dedication, hard work, and a deep commitment to making Moonstone Farm a dream come true!! So many great folks at RAM were part of this project. You are like family and it’s been a blast to work with you all!! Rollie, John, April, Kris, Beau, just to name a few…they were the main team, love you guys!! Congratulations again, RAM GC!”
“I was very happy with the overall Job! The crew foreman was excellent! Sales was very helpful and knowledgeable.”
“The building crew was professional. They were open to making changes as the job progressed. The building is structurally sound and looks very nice. Everyone at RAM was easy to work with.”
“Everything about RAM is great! The Territory Manager did a great job working with me. My building went up with such speed. It’s pretty and I get so many compliments. Often people will be driving by and they stop to look at my building.”
“The construction process went very smooth. The building is great and I am pleased with it!”
“I was very impressed with the overall process. From design and planning, to the actual building from first pole to last screw. I will always be thankful for the quality building they built for me. It will be a value to us for many years to come. Thanks RAM for the quality building.”