Ask the Expert: Reducing Energy Consumption in Commercial Construction

We see it every day – from the electric car charging stations in public places to the “HE” tags on appliances in our homes. We have all witnessed the headlines regarding the detrimental impacts of emissions on the ozone layer and the protests calling for action to protect the world as we know it, but this might leave you wondering – what constitutes “clean energy” and what can we do to help save the planet without breaking the bank?

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Ask the Expert: How Construction Technology is Shaping Our Future

The construction industry is constantly coming up with technological advances in tools, equipment, and construction methods that improve the accuracy and efficiency of construction.

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Ask the Expert: Selecting Your Roof Today for Tomorrow (TPO vs. EPDM)

When selecting a solution for a commercial roofing system, there are two widely used methods today: TPO and EPDM. Compare them now.

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Ask the Expert: Bioconcrete, Bacterial Concrete or Self-Healing Concrete

The challenge over the years with any concrete product is protection - not from cracking, but how to repair cracking at the early stages before failure. The industry has developed some creative solutions, including “self-healing” concrete.

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Earth Day 2020: A Look at Sustainable Construction

Happy Earth Day! This year marks the 50th year that this day has been celebrated. At Shingobee, we love working with our clients to create the sustainable features they're looking for. Here are a few projects we've completed that showcase some modern Earth-friendly features.

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Shingobee Celebrates 40th Anniversary

This week, we're celebrating our company's 40th anniversary! Shingobee was founded 40 years ago on March 17th, 1980 by Gae Veit. The company continued to grow and thrive under the leadership of Keith McDonald from 2007 to 2018. In 2018, Shingobee returned to its roots as a woman-owned company when Nancy Samson became owner and CEO.

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WIC Week 2020: Honoring Shingobee's Women in Construction

It's Women in Construction week in Minnesota and across the country. Here at Shingobee, we're celebrating this week by honoring the women at our company. We're women owned and proud of the hard work contributed by our women team members. Take a moment to meet them!

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Ask the Expert: Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS)

Often, we see a newly constructed building and we admire the exterior appearance of the structure without giving much thought to what makes the building so appealing. We are impressed with the color and/or the design, but we don’t stop and really take a good look at the exterior finish. There are numerous building materials that make up the overall “look” of the building. One of those materials you are looking at could be Exterior Insulation and Finish System or EIFS.

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Ask the Expert: The Building Permit Process

Anyone desiring to improve their property or construct a new building must know how to navigate the quagmire commonly known as the building permit and inspection process. Let’s begin with the basics. What exactly is a building permit?

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Shingobee Receives Excellence in Construction Award for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Shingobee Builders has been honored by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Minnesota/North Dakota chapter with a Pyramid Award in ABC’s Excellence in Construction Awards competition, for Shingobee’s work on the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Woodbury, MN.

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