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  • Word-of-the-Month: Concrete Pumping

    Concrete Pumping Concrete pumping is the transfer of liquid concrete by a machine. For larger construction sites, a boom concrete pump is used because they are capable of pumping at very high volumes, therefore, creating less physical labor. The boom concrete pump uses a remote-controlled robotic arm to place the.. More

    2 Jul 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Porte-cochere

    Porte-cochere A porte-cochere is an entrance structure of a building that allows a vehicle, or horse and carriage, to pull up for people to get in or out while protected from weather.   Fun Fact The French term meaning “coach gate,” was a popular building element during the Renaissance period.. More

    1 Jun 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Shoring

    Shoring is the process of installing temporary supports. In new construction, horizontal or vertical supports (or shores) made of either timber or steel can be placed to support walls, usually at a 60˚–70˚ angle. They are also used during renovations to hold up something unstable or weak.   Fun Fact.. More

    1 May 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: IDU – Induction Displacement Unit

    Induction Displacement Units are designed to provide air quality and acoustical performance. They are fitted with a series of air injection nozzles that allow the supply of primary air at conventional temperatures (50 to 54 degrees) to the terminal. These nozzles induce room air through a heat transfer (cooling and.. More

    30 Mar 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: DOAS – Dedicated Outdoor Air System

    A DOAS is a type of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system that consists of two parallel systems: 1) a dedicated system for delivering outdoor air ventilation, and 2) a parallel system to handle the loads generated by indoor / process sources and those that pass through the building enclosure... More

    1 Mar 2018 |
  • RE Journals: PLACE – A model for future development

    POSTED February 6, 2018 - BY RE JOURNALS We're making progress on our mixed-use, eco-village project in St. Louis Park, MN! Read RE Journals' full article at https://mrej.com/2018/02/place-model-future-development/

    14 Feb 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Frost Ripping

    Frost ripping mechanically breaks up frozen compacted soil layers. A tooth-style frost ripping hook is attached to an excavator or backhoe to penetrate tough environments such as frozen ground. A single-tooth ripper is used to dig up the soil and a scraper is used to remove the materials from the.. More

    1 Feb 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV)

      Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) is the recovery process of exchanging the energy contained in a normally exhausted building and using it to treat (precondition) the incoming outdoor ventilation air in HVAC systems. During the warmer seasons, the system pre-cools and dehumidifies while humidifying and pre-heating in the cooler seasons... More

    1 Jan 2018 |