Material Recycling: A Sustainable Approach to Demolition and Transformation

By Michael Leopold Should a building be demolished? That is a question many owners face when deciding what to do with an existing property. Cost, schedule, and operational impacts are all important considerations. From the perspective of environmental/sustainability considerations, it would be beneficial to reuse whenever possible. The fewer structures that are razed means more… Read More »

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BUILT LIKE A TANK: Towers, Pressure Keep Water Flowing

Ayres helped the Village of Suamico rehabilitate its water tower, which included cleaning the tower inside and out and repainting the outside of the tower. A video of the refreshed Suamico tower can be seen here. By Michael Stoffel, PE With a mere turn of the faucet, water arrives when and where we need it… Read More »

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How to Cure Concrete in Cold Conditions

By Pete Haug, PE, and Todd Rudolph, PE In any process where water is involved, crossing the freezing mark can be a deal breaker. That is the case for curing concrete, which needs to happen above freezing. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in curing that takes significantly longer – and possibly concrete… Read More »

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