Carpentry work at Faith Lutheran

In spite of some pretty nasty weather we continue to move forward with our work at Faith Lutheran Church in Dodge Center. The foundation and concrete floor work was completed early last week. We have now moved on to the carpentry work. We’ve started framing with the office areas.

Like a lot of commercial projects, this...

Apple Valley Senior Center

We recently started work on the Apple Valley Senior Center. This project is just north of County Road 42 in Apple Valley. We are not the general contractor for the project…it is being constructed using the construction management process. Northfield Construction Company is performing carpentry work and related services.

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Apple Valley Roof

Our carpenters have been busy at the Apple Valley Senior Center we are working on. We’ve had lots of cold weather and snow to deal with, but the building is slowly getting enclosed. Our major task for the past few weeks has been installing the roof. Today the workers were finishing up the last areas of roof decking. Having mach...

Faith Lutheran roof

 We have been concentrating on getting the roof installed at Faith Lutheran Church in Dodge Center. This building project incorporates a combination of steel and wood framing systems in both the walls and the roof. Just over a week ago we finished with the major columns and beams.

 

 

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Apple Valley Senior Center

Workers have been busy at the Apple Valley Senior Center project. The roof was finished last week and our people have been busy working on the soffits and fascias at the edge of the roof. We got to the stage where the building has been enclosed enough so that heat can be introduced. It makes it much easier on the workers and the t...

Construction Award

Last Friday evening Ellen and I attended the 2008 Excellence in Construction dinner in Golden Valley. This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and was held at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. Associated Builders and Contractors, with over 50 years experien...

Apple Valley Senior Center

Lots of work has been taking place at the Apple Valley Senior Center project. The building has been enclosed for some time now and a small army of workers are performing a variety of tasks. With the enclosing and heating of the building the concrete floors were able to be installed throughout the facility.

The interior wa...

Finishing at Apple Valley Senior Center

Finishing work is coming along very nicely at the Apple Valley Senior Center we are working on. Last week our carpenters installed the woodwork and trim all along the stairway. This area has several openings trimmed in oak that will eventually have translucent decorative panels inserted into the openings.

 

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Wood Fired Kiln

We completed a fun little project for this week. It involved constructing a shelter roof over their wood fired kiln. The kiln is constructed of fire brick and sits on a concrete base. An iron framework holds the bricks tight together. It is best to keep rain and snow off the kiln so a roof was needed. We designed a simple roof s...

Randolph School

Over the Thanksgiving break we completed a little exterior door project for Randolph schools. The original metal doorws had become twisted and problematic. The doors were set in a hollow metal frame. The frame was in good condition….it was just the doors and hardware that were no longer serving the needs of the school.

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