Bestimate LLC’s experience with large agricultural buildings began more than 30 years ago with postframe buildings, then ladderframe buildings, involved in about 100 wood framed freestall barns, many with parlors. Many large dairy freestall barns now are steelframe buildings, that Bestimate LLC’s experience with began in 1987.
105’x 236’ CAD drawing and structural calculations for S.D. Ellenbecker Construction to build a Wood Frame robotic feeding calf barn with floor and concrete plans and details.
204’x 177’ CAD design for a robotic milking freestall starter barn with concrete plan and details, designed for two future additions to become a large dairy complex, involving combining the Nucor steelframe building plan with the milking plan.
100’ x120’ x 20’ tall insulated ladderframe farm shop to store and repair their farm equipment, with a large storage and repair shop, a first floor office, conference room and restroom, and heavy duty second floor parts storage. The open area behind the office has a large steel beam and posts on heavy concrete foundations to carry two jib cranes, and is designed for a bridge crane if the owner wants. There is also a service pit in the concrete with steel rim, and a car hoist.