Knowledge Base

Get your construction questions answered here

Carl A. Nelson & Company has more than 100 years of history in the construction business, working as general contractor, design-builder and construction manager. Here in the Knowledge Base, our goal is to use our experience to address the questions you may have as a customer or potential customer about construction-related matters.

As we work to beef up the content in this section, we begin in two areas: Construction Project Delivery and Code Review.

We hope to bring you more soon. But for now, if you have a question or would like to suggest a topic, please contact CANCO's Business Development & Marketing Department by phone or email.

Construction Project Delivery Methods


One of the first questions for the owner of a facility to answer is whether to seek bids from a general contractor, or to take advantage of valuable pre-construction services available from a design-builder or construction manager. Visit this section to learn the differences in these types of construction project delivery, and decide which method is right for your company or organization.

Go to the delivery methods overview ...

Or go directly to the delivery method you wish to learn more about:

• Design-Build
• Construction Management Agency (public owners)
• Construction Management at-Risk (private owners)
• General Contracting

Code Issues


Unlike many comparable construction firms, Carl A. Nelson & Company is unique in the fact that our projects are led by professional and licensed engineers, degreed construction managers and licensed architects. That in-house expertise lends itself to being able to offer clients the added value of design services including code review. Our quarterly client newsletter, wibi, includes a regular feature we call "Decoding the Code." In each issue, we address topics ranging from life-safety code rules to compliance with ADA regulations.

Code articles are collected in this section of the Knowledge Base.

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