Teaching Dairy Barn

Structural engineering services were provided for the design of a teaching dairy barn for Cornell University. The facility includes a freestall barn for 200 cows, a milking area, classrooms, offices, feed storage and milk and manure holding areas.

The barn features a long span plylam mass timber truss system infiltrated with skylights. Traditional timber purlins were used to span between the trusses. The roof design provided for shading to maximize ventilation throughout the freestall barn during the summer. A milking center features a plylam truss system with polycarbonate coverings.

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
2 stories | 50,000-sf
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