Buildings That Accomodate Non-Structural "INFILL" Panels/Materials
Use storage space more efficiently with post frame.
If you can visualize replacing all the overhead doors in the mini-warehouse shown in figure 1 with non-load bearing wall materials, you can understand why post frame is the ideal structural support system for straw bale walls, cordwood or stackwood walls, light-clay coated organic fiber walls and even earthen walls. Given that straw, cordwood, clay-coated organic fibers and plain old earth are all considered very environmentally-friendly materials, expect the number of post-frame buildings that are constructed with infill walls of these materials to grow.
When it comes to frame openness, it helps to look at the post-frame building system as a more structurally efficient version of a timber-frame building system. In short, any wall cladding or infill material that has been utilized on or in a timber-frame building may be used on or in a post-frame building. This includes application of structural insulated panels (SIP) to wall and roof surfaces.