Adding a second story to one of our barns involves some serious support work. After partially demolishing the barn, we added some internal structure.
Here's a steel worker getting ready to bolt a steel beam or column into our newly-poured concrete footings.
There are four of these vertical steel columns to help hold up the second story.
Too heavy to lift by hand. OSHA wouldn't approve.
After all the vertical columns were set, the horizontal beams were lifted into place.
Some things are worth hiring done.
The final step is to connect the beam to the columns.
I can't seem to keep up with the actual building process. The blog is lagging behind significantly. Stay tuned for more progress; I'll do my best.