TEST YOUR ideas for a building or building site at a Web site that offers a free interactive building design tool. FBi Buildings, a post-frame construction company in Indiana and Illinois, is making a user-friendly Web-based building design tool available to anyone.
The tool, called FBiPlanner, lets a user create a building; add, delete, move and rotate building components; and include icons of farm equipment, animals and shop items. Text and area measurements may be added. The final design is a detailed, blueprint-style plan that may be saved, printed and e-mailed. The tool may be used to design floor plans for almost any type of post-frame agricultural facility — from a machine shed to an agribusiness facility.
FBi Buildings offers the free online building design tool to help customers properly plan buildings before construction begins. The FBiPlanner is available at www.fbi buildings.com