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  • Word-of-the-Month: Commissioning

    Commissioning Commissioning is a crucial element of the final phase in project execution. During this process, a multitude of systems of a building are operated, tested, and through documented verification perform according to the design intent. These rigorous tests are completed and ensure all systems deliver optimal performance for the.. More

    1 Sep 2021 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Drywall

    Drywall Drywall is used in the construction of interior walls and ceilings. Also known as plasterboard, wallboard, sheetrock, or gypsum board. Drywall is a panel made of gypsum (mined mineral) and typically extruded between thick sheets of heavy paper. To install drywall, first the board is screwed into framing or.. More

    2 Aug 2021 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Warranty

    Warranty A warranty is a promise or guarantee by a manufacturer or contractor to repair or replace a defective product or to correct defective craftsmanship after it has been installed. In construction, the standard warranty for materials and work completed is 1 year from date of substantial completion. Depending on.. More

    1 Jul 2021 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Bituminous

    Bituminous Bituminous is a relatively soft coal that contains a tarlike substance called bitumen (or asphalt) and is known for its waterproofing and adhesive qualities. Generally, bituminous is used for the construction of roads, preserving timber, and waterproofing stone walls and has been extensively used for surfacing airport pavements and.. More

    1 Jun 2021 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Build-out

    Build-out A construction build-out, within a commercial building, transforms existing space into operational environments (usually for retail, office, and restaurant businesses). Build-outs are also known as tenant improvements. Fun Fact The Minneapolis market has recently completed 344,244-square-feet of office build-out construction, according to JLL’s 2021 Q1 Outlooks. Stahl was hired.. More

    30 Apr 2021 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Sheathing

    Sheathing Sheathing consists of board or panel materials that are used in assembling floors, walls, and roofs. The boards may provide structural support to the structure and form a surface that other materials (i.e. shingles, siding, or flooring) can be applied to. There are several types of sheathing, with each.. More

    1 Apr 2021 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Critical Path Method

    Critical Path Method A critical path method, or CPM, is an algorithm of scheduling a set of project activities. It is a model that includes considering the complete list of tasks required to complete the project, the dependencies between various tasks, and the estimate of time each task will take.. More

    1 Mar 2021 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Winter Conditions

    Winter Conditions Winter conditions in construction refers to the additive budget lines items and possible schedule delays that are incurred by construction activities during the coldest months of the year. The expenses are usually related to increased fuel, material, and labor needs. Fun Fact Frigid winter weather (snow, ice, high.. More

    1 Feb 2021 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Brick Veneer

    Brick Veneer A brick veneer, or cavity wall, is constructed by using brick as the non-structural external layer, which is backed by an air cavity. The innermost element provides the structural support and is usually made of wood or metal framing or concrete. The brick is used on the exterior.. More

    4 Jan 2021 |