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  • Word-of-the-Month: Fire Damper

    A fire damper is a device used to restrict the passage of flame where air ducts penetrate fire barriers. Typically used in commercial buildings, a fire damper closes when the temperature reaches a level high enough to melt a fusible link or when a signal is received from a fire.. More

    1 Jun 2015 |
  • Johnston High School Construction Progress – Drone Footage

    Captured on May 19th, 2015, this drone footage shows the progress of the future Johnston High School in Johnston, Iowa. Construction of this $74.64-million, 369,000-square-foot high school commenced in September 2014 and is scheduled for completion in April 2017. Updated photo gallery: goo.gl/sgvcKB

    29 May 2015 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Precast Concrete

    Precast concrete is produced by casting concrete in a reusable mold which is then cured in a controlled factory environment. After curing, the precast piece is transported to the construction site and positioned in place. Precast has many advantages including year-round installation regardless of weather conditions, decreased installation time, and lower maintenance.. More

    1 May 2015 |
  • Blog Post #3: Restoring Lowertown’s “Ghost Signs”

    Okay, it’s time to admit that I’m hooked on history. Now that I’ve embarked with my company, Stahl Construction, on the adventure of restoring and conserving some of the ghost signs in Lowertown, my interest in the local history of St. Paul has grown even stronger. I find myself frequently.. More

    23 Apr 2015 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Wayfinding

    Wayfinding is spatial problem solving. Wayfinding is how people position themselves in physical space and move from a present location to their destination. It is the tool that bridges the gap between design and functionality to create a positive and optimal user experience. Wayfinding is no longer just signage or information systems,.. More

    1 Apr 2015 |
  • Blog Post #2: Restoring Lowertown’s “Ghost Signs”

    Receiving a grant from the Knight Foundation to restore and conserve some of the historic “ghost signs” in St. Paul’s Lowertown has been enjoyable and rewarding, however it also brings new challenges that at times keeps me awake at night. Where do I find the matching funds? How does Stahl.. More

    4 Mar 2015 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Butterfly Roof

    A butterfly roof is created when two gables slope downward toward the middle of a building creating a valley. A v-shape is formed as the eaves of the roof angle upward resembling a butterfly’s wings. A butterfly roof can vary in pitch and size creating a unique modern appearance. Originally.. More

    1 Mar 2015 |