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  • Word-of-the-Month: Raking Shores

    Raking shores is a type of shoring used to laterally support walls or structures during construction. Rakers or inclined members – commonly made of wood or metal – are used to structurally support a destabilized wall. The most effective support is a raker that meets the wall at a 60.. More

    1 Sep 2015 |
  • Local Connections Build Up New Johnston High School

    Brick by brick, beam by beam, there’s a whole lot of J-town pride going into the new Johnston High School. “Through conversations, we realized there are multiple construction crew members with ties to the Johnston Community School District,” said John Peterson, Stahl Construction project manager. “We have alumni, local residents,.. More

    26 Aug 2015 | ,
  • Word-of-the-Month: Certificate of Occupancy

    A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is a document issued by a municipality certifying that a structure is suitable for occupancy and that it complies with all applicable state and local building codes. Typically, before a CO is issued, the building, elevator, mechanical,.. More

    3 Aug 2015 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum

    Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) is a composite material consisting of high strength glass fibers bonded with high density gypsum cement. GFRG is commonly used as an alternative to traditional plaster as it is lighter.. More

    1 Jul 2015 |
  • 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:

    29 May 2015 |