New Building Codes

In late November, Bernie Street and I attended a seminar on the upcoming building code changes. For the first time in recent history, it sounds like there will be some uniformity between states regarding building codes. This compilation has been a lot of work for building officials, building inspectors, architects, enginneers, and al...

Misc updates

This has been a great construction winter so far! As you can see if you look at the Perry house photographs, we were able to get the two stucco base coats applied this fall before cold weather. That is not always the case with fall construction. Stucco, like many other exterior finish materials, is sensitive to cold weather or freez...

Holiday party

The Photo Gallery from the NCC Staff Holiday Party is now up.

Inspections

If you have been reading the papers lately, you have probably noticed several articles regarding private inspections of building projects. Most notably, a City of St. Paul lawsuit against Representative Phil Krinkie was dismissed from court, and Krinkie and St. Paul reached a mutual agreement about the issues. Here's a link to a Jan....

Safety

One of the most important aspects of any construction company is jobsite safety. This is very important for the protection of company employees and protection of company clients. There are many issues on a construction site that need to be addressed at all times. These include things such as electrical power cords, electrical tools, ...

Office Staff

There has been a change in office staff at Northfield Construction. Pat Oanes has come back to work with us as our receptionist and accounts clerk. (Click on Pat's photo for a quarter page version.) Pat first worked for Northfield Construction Company about 6 years ago, but left to work in her brother's business. During my legislati...

Construction Awards

Earlier this month we were notified that we're being recognized for two construction awards for projects completed in 2002. Both awards were presented by using a national selection and review process. The projects each feature the use of pre-engineered steel structures. The first project is the Northfield Transit Facility building ...

Remodeling

We are midway through a nice remodeling project for Bob and Barbara Will in Northfield. Their project, designed by Gary Hanson of , consists of a new garage, addition and remodel of their kitchen, and conversion of the existing garage to an entry area. The Will home is a somewhat "historic" house in Northfield, in that it was origin...

Project Planning

One of the most important part of any project is the planning process. For most of our customers, the planning proces starts when they contact us about their construction needs. Housing needs are often initiated by changes to a family....children being born or adopted, family room changes for adolescent children, children going to co...

Northfield Home and Garden Show

The Northfield Home and Garden Show will be held on Saturday, March 22nd from 9:00am to 3:30pm at the Northfield Middle School.

Northfield Construction Company will have a booth at the show....look for us in the northeast corner of the gymnasium. We have been an ever-present participant in this show, in the same b...