Siding Art Studio

While the drywall finishers and painters are working inside the building, we are busy installing siding on our art studio project. The selected siding is a horizontal prefinished metal material in blue color. We pre-ordered specific lengths of the siding to avoid seams wherever possible. The siding is screwed to the steel studs u...

Move In…Art Studio

Last week we finished up our work at the Carleton College art studio building. The owners moved their equipment and materials into the various studio bays. Like a typical move, you wonder if the building is large enough! The faculty will work over the next few weeks and months to organize their studio spaces. I know they are exci...

Office expansion site work

We completed the site work for our office expansion project. We had a bit of a turn of events in that the water and sewer services were not stubbed into the building lot as anticipated. That meant we had to open the street and attach to the existing sanitary sewer line and the existing water line. The water line in this area is a big...

Dundas Trail Kiosk

We are busy building a trail kiosk in Dundas, MN. It is located right off the main parking area downtown where people can access the bicycle trail heading south and north. This kiosk is constructed using heavy fir timbers with dimensional lumber rafters. To hold the structure together and keep the roof from spreading we ran thick st...

NCC Office Expansion

NCC Office Expansion

We are just about finished up with our office expansion project. The painters are completing the wood finishing and wall painting. We used a couple of accent colors with the main wall color being a sandtone. In the toilet rooms we used fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) panels for the lower 4' of the wall. FRP is incredibly tough an...

NHS Loading Dock

NHS Loading Dock

Our work at the Northfield High School loading dock is just about finished. The docks themselves have been completed and last week the dock leveler was installed. A dock leveler makes it much easier for trucks to unload as it evens out the levels between the different truck heights. This week we finished up installing the concrete pa...

Wedge Coop buildings

Wedge Coop buildings

Last week we started site work for two new buildings for the . These are located north of Northfield on land the coop owns where they raise vegetables and food crops. Our first task for the project is properly preparing the building pads for the buildings. We were able to borrow good granular soils from an area on the site to raise...

Gardens of Eagan

Gardens of Eagan

Our work on the new buildings for the Gardens of Eagan is well underway. It took several days to get all the site work completed, but it has been done now. We have a new driveway in from the east that makes entering the work site easier. The workers completed installation of the concrete walls for the loading dock. A loading dock is ...

Gardens of Eagan…roof

Gardens of Eagan…roof

We managed to avoid the wind and erect the roof trusses on our first building at the Gardens of Eagan project. When the winds are gusting as they have been the past few days it gets to be a challenge. One day last week we had to totally stop roof work due to the wind. Even though the roof trusses look like wind will blow right throu...

Gardens of Eagan

Gardens of Eagan

We have moved along very well with the buildings we are constructing for the Gardens of Eagan in Greenvale Township. One of the buildings has the exterior metal siding and roofing completed, as well as windows and doors, and the concrete floor has been installed. The barn red siding color really imparts a 'farm look' to the buildings...