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  • 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 |
  • MN Business: Women Who Lead 2018 – Empowering Future Leaders

    POSTED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 BY Minnesota BUSINESS Magazine On January 18, 2018 join us as we celebrate Minnesota Business magazine's 2018 Women Who Lead honorees. Featured in our January/February issue, these women have been shattering glass ceilings, taking the lead in their respective industries and introducing new voices to our business community... More

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  • Word-of-the-Month: Biodigester

      A biodigester is like a mechanical stomach. It is fed with organic materials, which is decomposed (broken down) by micro-organisms (bacteria) in an oxygen-free environment to produce a renewable energy (methane and dioxide). We will be installing a biodigester as part of our E-Generation mixed-use project in St. Louis.. More

    1 Dec 2017 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Demising Wall

      A demising wall is a specially constructed wall or partition that separates two different uses or occupancies. The walls are typically found in retail strip malls and commercial or residential buildings with multiple tenants. The construction of a demising wall is inherently important to comply with building codes related.. More

    1 Nov 2017 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Slurry

    A slurry is a semi-liquid mixture made of water and pulverized insoluble particles, such as cement, coal, or lime. The thick and sloppy substance hardens as it dries, which increases its strength and durability. Cement slurries are used in construction to build foundations, structures, and sidewalks. The flowable mortar is.. More

    29 Sep 2017 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Girder

    A girder is a large horizontal support beam used to frame buildings and bridges. It is one of the most common structural support systems. Smaller beams transfer their weight-bearing loads onto girders, which then transfers the concentrated load onto the structure’s vertical columns. Fun Fact All girders are beams, but.. More

    8 Sep 2017 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Integrated Project Delivery

    Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is an approach to teamwork as well as a contractual production method that integrates owners, designers, contractors, engineers, facility managers, systems suppliers, and the best industry practices into one highly-collaborative process. It harnesses the talents, experience, and perspectives of all   the participants early in the.. More

    3 Aug 2017 |