Construction system: BEAM – POST

The beam and post construction system was first used in ancient Greece and in Japan. In North America it was the British colonials who built their homes using this system later to be replaced by frame structures in the second half of the 19th century.

The post and beam system was inspired by the classical pillar-beam system where beams and columns support vertical loads while the intermediate structure supports the external facing and internal sections leaving a cavity for insulation. Diagonal bracing absorbs lateral loads (caused by gales/earthquakes)

Advantages of the Beam-Post Construction System

Rapid construction times

Designer creativity freedom

Excellent anti-seismic performance

Good winter insulation properties (depending on the type of insulation used)

Projects with Beam – Post

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