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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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Damper rules for wall openings, penetrations
Damper rules for wall openings, penetrations

Part 3 of our Decoding the Code series on rules for fire and smoke walls/barriers reviews requirements for wall openings and penetrations.

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Does my building need a sprinkler system? Part 2
Does my building need a sprinkler system? Part 2

'Total fire area' and space usage among factors determining whether fire sprinklers are required in industrial facilities.

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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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Employee Spotlight: Project Manager Ryan Harris
Employee Spotlight: Project Manager Ryan Harris

Despite a long family association with Carl A. Nelson & Company, Ryan Harris charted his own path to a 27-year career with the 109-year-old firm.

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CANCO superintendent an MBI Safety Champion
CANCO superintendent an MBI Safety Champion

Bob Stutes receives certificate in recognition of completing Master Builders of Iowa safety training program for field and construction safety leaders.

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Addition project 'breaks ground' at Van Buren County CSD
Addition project 'breaks ground' at Van Buren County CSD

Site work has not yet begun, but CANCO brought out the golden shovels to help K-12 client celebrate the start of its new gym, athletics and classroom wing.

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CANCO design-build project highlighted in local news
CANCO design-build project highlighted in local news

Western Smokehouse Partners meat stick factory project featured in Burlington Beacon; Carl A. Nelson & Company is design-builder on plant renovation

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CANCO helps break ground on Fort Madison school upgrades
CANCO helps break ground on Fort Madison school upgrades

The construction management team from Carl A. Nelson & Company joined officials, administrators, staff, design team members and others to celebrate the start of $35M building project.

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Millwright, ironworker joins CANCO's field leadership team
Millwright, ironworker joins CANCO's field leadership team

Marine Corps veteran Sully Streeby brings 20 years of construction experience to his new role as a Carl A. Nelson & Company project superintendent.

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New high school equips Iowa district for 21st Century Learning
New high school equips Iowa district for 21st Century Learning

Sioux Center Community School District looks back on successful first year in new building that features collaborative and career-focused spaces.

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Project Planning 101: Concept Phase
Project Planning 101: Concept Phase

For Owners in every construction market, successful projects begin with a clear understanding of your organization’s needs and goals

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Iowa adds CM at-Risk option for public projects
Iowa adds CM at-Risk option for public projects

New law includes rules for at-risk construction manager selection, bid solicitation for schools, cities/counties, Board of Regents and other public owners.

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Welcome to wibi, a construction newsletter for educators
Welcome to wibi, a construction newsletter for educators

An introduction for Iowa school officials from Tim Seibert, P.E., president of Carl A. Nelson & Company

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Are fire sprinklers required? It’s complicated
Are fire sprinklers required? It’s complicated

Occupancy, construction type, footprint and height are key factors in sprinkler regulations for industrial facilities

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Wall-opening rules for fire-rated construction
Wall-opening rules for fire-rated construction

Architect Ellen McCulley reviews IBC and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code fire protection standards for doors and other openings in healthcare facilities.

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