Newsroom Posts Tagged: construction

  • 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 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Living Building Challenge

    Living Building Challenge The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is an ever-evolving human health and ecological impact standard, which provides certification based on the actual performance of a space, rather than the modeled projection.   The LBC program is comprised of seven categories, or petals. The petals include place, water, energy,.. More

    1 Dec 2020 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Shear Studs

    Shear Studs Shear studs are installed steel pins or grommets to create a structural connection between the concrete slab and structural steel beam. The stud locks the two materials together to greatly solidify the beam and distribute any shear force that the structure may incur. Fun Fact Shear studs are.. More

    2 Nov 2020 |
  • Star News: Ground broke for middle school

    POSTED OCTOBER 2020 BY STAR NEWS The Elk River Area School District broke ground on Oct. 5 for a new middle school in Otsego. To read more about the new Prairie View Middle School, please click here.  

    12 Oct 2020 |