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Design/Build

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: 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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Ask the Expert: Cold Weather Construction

We do continue to build through the winter months. It presents challenges, but we can usually find a way to keep the project moving forward. Believe it or not, we are thinking about cold weather construction when projects start in the summer months.

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Shingobee Builders Announces Leadership Transition

Shingobee Builders, Inc. announces that Nancy Samson has moved into the role of CEO / President, succeeding Keith McDonald, who recently retired from the position. In her previous role as CFO, Samson has helped lead Shingobee’s operations for the past 14 years.

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You CAN Keep Building in Minnesota’s Winter Conditions

Minnesota’s harsh winters cause slow-downs in its construction industry – for everything from roads to commercial buildings. Many owners choose to delay a construction start until spring to save costs of dealing with temporary heat and other challenges related to winter construction.

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Growing Your Business? Build, Remodel, or Expand?

If your business is successful, it will grow. Growth leads to corporate expansion, and expansion could mean future construction of your business property. The question is what action you should take in each phase of your growth. Should you build new and relocate, should you remodel the current property you have, or should you expand your current property? Below we explore the benefits of each option and when the appropriate time is to consider each.

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Jessica Besonen elected to DBIA-UMR Executive Committee

Shingobee Project Manager Jessica Besonen has been elected to the Executive Committee of Design-Build Institute of America, Upper Midwest Region (DBIA-UMR), as its President. She presided over their initial breakfast meeting of the year, on January 18, which featured a presentation by the City of St. Paul and the St. Paul Port Authority.

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