Services We Provide

Post Frame Construction


Experience the Howell Buildings Company DifferenceIf you are in the Springfield and Urbana area and want the best building experience, please consider The Howell Buildings Co.Howell Buildings are the ultimate hybrid of traditional post frame design with modern construction and engineering techniques. We offer an alternative to normal post frame construction; we work hand in glove to create the look and style you want, our buildings are energy efficient, and actually take less time to construct. The energy efficient designs and concepts used in our post frame construction translate into lower operating costs. Our buildings can make use of the latest energy efficient technologies such as Geothermal HVAC and solar energy. If your operation has special requirements such as LEED compliance, our buildings can meet these as well.


The metal roofing systems used in Howell Buildings are durable, long lasting, and made from materials that are recyclable so they are eco-friendly. Our post frames are engineered for strength and built to withstand high winds and heavy snow loads.


The Foundation


The foundation of our construction presents two ways to net substantial savings. First, we use a pre-manufactured concrete foundation post (Permacolumn®). These concrete posts act as the foundation of the building. This eliminates the traditional continuous concrete foundation and all of the costs associated with extensive concrete work. By removing massive amounts of concrete work, you decrease your construction costs.


You will find that major excavation is typically not necessary. You don’t have to wait for the concrete to cure, so construction can start immediately. This translates into a faster building process, which means you can use your new structure much sooner.


Highly Versatile and Fast to Construct


When Howell Buildings Company builds your post frame, virtually any style can be achieved. We incorporate wood, steel, masonary, and other materials so we can easily match the look of existing structures. The limit lies in your imagination.


Howell post frames require about half the construction time of more conventional buildings. This is accomplished through the use of approved post frame designs, which eliminate the need for continuous concrete foundations. Framing and building can begin more quickly and be done any time of year. The materials are less expensive and the average cost per square foot is much lower. For example, an average 30 ft. by 40 ft. Post frames can be raised and completed within 120 man hours.


Less concrete, less lumber, and less labor and more efficient use of materials makes Howell Buildings post frames the best choice for an eco-friendly structure.


Steel Building Construction


A steel building is a metal structure fabricated with steel for the internal support and for exterior cladding, as opposed to steel framed buildings which generally use other materials for floors, walls, and external envelope. Steel buildings are used for a variety of purposes including storage, work spaces and living accommodation. They have evolved into specific types depending on how they are used.


SIPs Construction


Structural insulated panels (or structural insulating panels), SIPs, are a composite building material. They consist of an insulating layer of rigid polymer foam sandwiched between two layers of structural board. The board can be sheet metal, plywood, cement or oriented strand board (OSB) and the foam either expanded polystyrene foam.


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