CANCO News

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Fairfield, Iowa, cuts ribbon on CANCO-led childcare center

Fairfield, Iowa, cuts ribbon on CANCO-led childcare center

Pre-construction services from Carl A. Nelson & Company made the new Cambridge Little Achievers Center possible for southeast Iowa community.

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Ullmann to launch commercial building career with CANCO
Ullmann to launch commercial building career with CANCO

University of Northern Iowa construction management graduate Chad Ullmann set to take on project engineer role starting in January.

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Carl A. Nelson & Company presents 2022 employee awards
Carl A. Nelson & Company presents 2022 employee awards

Annual honors given in recognition of contributions by field foreman Joe Byrd, project superintendent Chad Sawyer.

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Project Planning 101: Pre-Construction
Project Planning 101: Pre-Construction

Builder involvement during design can lead to better project outcomes. Here's our primer on pre-construction services and the benefits Owners can expect.

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Employee Spotlight: Superintendent Bob Stutes
Employee Spotlight: Superintendent Bob Stutes

Bob Stutes was offered a job backfilling around a foundation — by hand. Three decades later, he's doing much more interesting work in construction.

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Veteran builder joins CANCO team as project engineer
Veteran builder joins CANCO team as project engineer

Doug Mertens has been in the construction industry since his teens in the 1970s, and is an experienced estimator, project manager and field supervisor.

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CANCO leading secure laboratory project at University of Iowa
CANCO leading secure laboratory project at University of Iowa

Carl A. Nelson & Companyis working as construction manager at-risk for biosecurity level 3 (BSL-3) addition project at State Hygienic Lab in Coralville.

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Age alone may not be reason enough to scrap school HVAC
Age alone may not be reason enough to scrap school HVAC

Investigating whether existing pipes, dampers, air-handlers, more still have life left in them can result in big savings on school renovation projects.

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HVAC retro-commissioning saves dollars, headaches
HVAC retro-commissioning saves dollars, headaches

Building Value: Testing of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems is a crucial step for school renovation, as well as new construction projects.

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HVAC testing, retro-commissioning adds value for clients
HVAC testing, retro-commissioning adds value for clients

President's Letter: Opportunity to save cost, add scope by avoiding unnecessary expenses shows benefit of construction management versus design-bid-build.

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Ft. Madison wins CANCO High School Skills Challenge again
Ft. Madison wins CANCO High School Skills Challenge again

Five SE Iowa schools took part in the annual event hosted by Carl A. Nelson & Company, with students putting classroom learning to the real-world test.

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Project Planning 101: Setting the Stage
Project Planning 101: Setting the Stage

Part 2 of our guide to developing plans that will lead to a successful construction project examines scope, site, budget, schedule and conceptual design.

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