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Commercial Construction

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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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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Sustainable Construction Becomes More Commonplace in 2019: Construction Trends Part 3

More and more construction projects are incorporating green/sustainable technology. Projects designed to be more environmentally responsible, sustainable, and resource-efficient are becoming more commonplace.

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Construction Costs & Economy Report: Construction Trends Part 2

The following article has been modified from Elliot Christensen's "Trends in Construction 2019" article printed in the Minnesota Shopping Center Association's State of Retail Report in their Fall 2019 issue. Overall, raw material costs have been somewhat stable this year compared to last year’s extreme volatility caused by the threat of tariffs.

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a Top Project of 2018

Shingobee is proud to announce that Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has been named a Top Project of 2018 by Finance & Commerce. Shingobee provided construction of the first Minnesota location of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for owner RPT Realty. As the new anchor of the renovated Woodbury Lakes shopping center, it provides an experiential draw to attract shoppers.

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Construction Season 2019 Kicks Off with Projects Galore

Construction happens year-round, but as with just about everything that happens outdoors in Minnesota, there’s a busy season in the summertime. This year, we’re heading into our busy season with a ton of new projects going on!

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Shingobee signs partnership with MNOSHA for Phalen Village project

Representatives from Shingobee Builders and Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) Compliance gathered on Friday, June 1, to sign a Level 3 Cooperative Compliance Partnership for the Phalen Village project in St. Paul, MN. 

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Shingobee's 2019 ALDI Boom

Shingobee has provided construction services for eight ALDI grocery stores to date, both new construction and remodels. In 2019, we’ve been contracted for seven additional stores! That’s almost doubling the number we’ve worked on in only one year.

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