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Construction in the Northwest

When I was in the Pacific Northwest last week I observed several interesting construction items. The first was at the Bonneville Dam. The interpretive center there had some great photos of the dam bei [...]

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National Night Out

Tuesday evening I staffed a Northfield Construction Company booth at the Northfield National Night Out event. I handed out pencils to the children, telling them it won’t be long before school st [...]

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La Puerta Abierta Methodist Church

This morning I was in St. Paul and stopped by the La Puerta Abierta Methodist church site. Work is moving along well there. The underground utilities have been installed, which required the removal of [...]

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Sidewalks and ice cream shops

Ellen and I recently returned from a week in the Pacific Northwest. We traveled to Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. While I travel I always like to look at construction practices and how othe [...]

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Stone window well

The house we are constructing on Maple Street includes some below grade windows in the lower level. Rather than have a single window well into the area, the architect grouped the windows all across th [...]

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Stucco finish application

We started the finish stucco application at the Maple Street home we are building. The day is perfect for this type of work—-not too hot, clear blue skies. The first thing Chris Miller and the c [...]

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First National Bank-South

In spite of rather hot and humid weather, the workers have been forging ahead with the First National Bank-south building project. We have the majority of the structural steel in place and are welding [...]

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La Puerta Abierta

After many weeks of working through the permit process, we are finally underway with the La Puerta Abierta Methodist Church in St. Paul. For the past two weeks we worked in preparing the site and inst [...]

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Second Street home and Habitat House

The carpenters have moved on to the second floor walls on the Second Street home we are building. As with the first floor, the second floor exterior walls are made with structural insulated panels (SI [...]

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Lakeville Liquor Store

We have been working on a new liquor store for the City of Lakeville for the past month or so. I believe this is the sixth liquor store Lakeville owns, but they will be closing the store on Cedar Aven [...]

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