Newsroom Posts Tagged: Minnesota Army National Guard

  • Word-of-the-Month: Surcharge

    Surcharge A surcharge is a weight load which is placed on the surface of soil to cause lateral pressure. It is used to improve the weak compressible earth and provide a more sturdy, stable ground for construction. Some examples of a surcharge load include embankments, construction equipment, adjacent structures, and.. More

    1 May 2019 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Rebar

    Rebar Rebar, short for reinforcing bar, is a steel bar that is used to reinforce concrete. Concrete has strong compression strength, but weak tensile strength. The rebar is used as a tension device to increase the concrete’s tensile strength, providing more stability to a structure.  Fun Fact In the 18th.. More

    1 Mar 2019 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Open Web Steel Joist

    Open Web Steel Joist An open web steel joist is a lightweight structural engineering element that provides direct support for roofing and flooring. The steel truss consists of parallel chords and a triangular web system that spans the length between bearing points. This helps the truss to transfer the weight.. More

    1 Nov 2018 |