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Old 04-15-2018, 01:12 PM
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Prefer concrete over a plywood pole barn. Size to be 40x50 or smaller. One roll-up door, one pedestrian door, one restroom, heat only.

Anyone have experience with having something similar constricted?

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Old 04-19-2018, 07:19 AM
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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I posted a similar thread in my area section (Eugene, OR). While not concrete or plywood, I checked into General Steel building. I was initially told they had installers in my area but they never got back to me with a name. Someone followed up and tried to convince me I should go ahead and buy direct from the factory without having an installer. There is a real shortage of construction companies here.
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:26 AM
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Pre-cast concrete? Really? For a sub 2000sq ft shop building? Doubt you'd get a firm willing to construct something that small... https://www.spancrete.com/precast-products/wall-panels These make sense for larger commercial warehouse / industrial uses, but smaller buildings are more likely to be built out of traditional block. Depending on climate I might understand why you'd prefer not to use wood, but precast concrete panels involve a whole different sort of operation.

Use this to estimate CMU block, associated mortar, reinforcements, fill, etc -- https://www.cemexusa.com/products-an...ock-calculator

Whether you decide on steel, CMU, or some other material you need to understand the real costs have to include the very different options for the roof and outfitting of each structure -- it would be a different question if you wanted a much smaller/ simpler storage unit / utility shelter that could be dropped off from a truck. You need different site prep / foundation work for a "rated" building and that means wide variation depending on local conditions...
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