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Building the plan takes planning, too
Project Planning 101, Pt. 4: Getting from the start of construction to a successful finish is a meticulous process of coordinating many moving parts.
Paint booth/kitchen code for manufacturing
Nelson Design, Inc., architect Ellen McCulley reviews International Building Code requirements for industrial paint facilities.
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.
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
Are fire sprinklers required? It’s complicated
Occupancy, construction type, footprint and height are key factors in sprinkler regulations for industrial facilities
Thermal barriers for spray-foam insulation
Complex code requirements govern whether a thermal barrier is necessary in spaces with exposed spray-foam insulation in industrial or warehouse facilities.
Rules for emergency eye wash, shower stations
Nelson Design, Inc., architect Ellen McCulley, NCARB, provides an overview of requirements for placement of emergency wash stations in hazardous settings.
CANCO project helps electric co-op power up
Central Iowa Power Cooperative's new Summit Lake generating station, built by Carl A. Nelson & Company, houses three new natural gas engines to supplement wind and solar power sources.
Proper Anchorage prevents deaths from falls
Tim Seibert, P.E., president of Carl A. Nelson & Company, reviews standards for proper Anchorages in manufacturing environments to prevent fatal falls
Decoding the Code: Applying Energy Code
A review of determining the applicability of energy code based on location, construction type, by Nelson Design, Inc., Architect Ellen McCulley.
wibi: Winter 2020 Year in Review issue published
The Winter 2020 edition of Carl A. Nelson & Co.'s wibi newsletter provides a visual look back at projects that carried on amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Durability, ADA are shower seat considerations
In Decoding the Code, Architect Ellen McCulley discusses code considerations for shower seat installation in industrial and institutional settings.
Developing Long-Term Clients: Build, Serve, Repeat.
Construction is the product, but at Carl A. Nelson & Company, the focus of business is customer relationships.
Customer Relationships is wibi newsletter focus
Repeat business is reflective of Carl A. Nelson & Company's commitment to providing Service Second to None, President Tim Seibert, P.E., says in his quarterly letter to past, current and prospective clients.
Decoding the Code: Know which codes apply
Code study is an important part of pre-construction. Understanding what code applies to a building project is just as important.
Build it better with BIM
Building Information Modeling produces tighter pre-construction coordination, resolving structural and MEPT issues early, saving owners time and money.
Seibert: BIM is key tech tool for construction
Carl A. Nelson & Company President Tim Seibert discusses Building Information Modeling, other construction tech advances.
Value Engineering delivers on CANCO mission
An upfront commitment to save clients money, time and future expense delivers on Carl A. Nelson & Company's mission to provide Service Second to None.
Engineering Value: Save Time, Money and Future Expense
The goal of Value Engineering is to help owners address their facility needs in the most efficient way possible. Starting early has the greatest benefit.
President's Letter: Value of Value Engineering
At Carl A. Nelson & Company, what we value most is helping customers address their business needs while saving them money, time and future expense