These building and facility plans were developed over many years by engineers at Land Grant universities. They provide conceptual information that is excellent for planning purposes. An abbreviated description of each plan is provided in each category listing of plans. The plans with 4-digit numbers were prepared through the USDA Cooperative Farm Buildings Plan Exchange. The plans with 5-digit numbers were prepared through the Midwest Plan Service - a committee of agricultural engineers from the 12 North Central Midwest Land Grant Universities. The plans with hyphenated numbers were prepared by NDSU Agricultural & Biosystems Engineers. A few plans from the Canadian Plan Service, American Plywood Association, and other sources are included. The date the plan was developed is listed if known.
These plans provide conceptual information. Periodic changes in the National Design Specifications for Wood Construction, changes in building materials, snow load variations and the serious impact of deviations from the plan make it imperative that professional services be utilized to tailor these plans to your situation. Suggested services include but are not limited to: structural design; assurance of compliance with codes and regulations; supervision of site selection and construction; and provision for utilities, waste management, and access. North Dakota State University, the MidWest Plan Service, the United States Department of Agriculture, and none of the cooperating Land-Grant Universities warranty these plans.