b'THE OFFICIAL NFBA MAGAZINEideas and objectives seemed agreeable to this group:1.Conduct a survey of farm building collapses over the past decade to establish the magnitude and nature of the problem, explore trends in the age and type of structures affected, and measure financialimpacttofarmersandinsurers.2.Promote the use of ASCE 7 (see Fig. 4) as the TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCHdocument for establishing minimum design loads (snow, wind, seismic, etc.) for all structures.3.Educate building owners, builders, insurers, andlendersabouttheirresponsibilities andoptionsforqualitydecisionmaking on new building projects, so they will end upwithareliablepost-framebuilding insteadofanunder-designedlook-alike.These three initiatives are underway, with a survey and follow up interviews ongoing, conducted by UniversityofWisconsinoutreachspecialists. Figure 4- ASCE 7: the preeminent Minimum Design Load standard for buildings in the United States. (-16 indicates this is the 2016 edition of the standard)Figure 5: A post-frame hog barn collapsed in Wisconsin after a March 2019 snow event which then caught on fire from an electrical source. The building was engineered for a 30psf Roof Snow load, less than the ASCE 7 standard for the buildings location.16 / FRAME BUILDER -APR2020'