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Don Kimball

Don Kimball

http://k2n.com

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New Resources Provide New Expertise

Posted on May 24th, 2017.

“As our business continues to grow, we’ve increased staff to provide additional expertise in structural engineering and architectural design,” said Don Kimball, co-founder and President of K2N Crest. “Our most recent new hires allow K2N to continue to maintain high levels of service as we engage with a growing client base and participate...

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Supporting an Office Expansion

Posted on May 15th, 2017.

K2N Crest recently had the opportunity to put its structural engineering and architectural design experience to work in its own offices. With more new team members added in late 2016, K2N Crest was bursting at the seams in its Oak Brook, Illinois location just west of Chicago. Incorporating an additional 850 square feet into its existing space,...

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Helping Architectural Firms Stay on Target

Posted on October 3rd, 2016.

It’s a challenge that every architect faces, trying to manage building design and construction coordination while struggling with competing structural and mechanical engineering requirements. How often have you encountered situations where the mechanical contractor shows up to run ductwork and there is structure in the way, or you have a...

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Planning to Build or Renovate? Act Before Spring Arrives.

Posted on February 1st, 2016.

While most building construction is put on hold during winter months, you CAN take advantage of this slowdown to move forward on new projects that you’ve been considering.  The months of February and March are when you want to look around and evaluate that warehouse construction project or building renovation you want to pursue this year,...

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Freezing Temperatures? It’s Time to Check for Condensation

Posted on February 1st, 2016.

Have you ever had trouble identifying the source of water damage in one of your commercial buildings? How long did it take to find and repair the source of the problem?  Did you think the problem was finally resolved, only to have it rear its ugly head again?  That’s why now, with winter’s freezing temperatures, is the perfect time for...

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Installing Solar Panels? Considering Ground Mounting First

Posted on December 10th, 2015.

Photovoltaic systems (also known as solar PV power systems or PV systems) supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaic panels. While rooftop installations are more prevalent, building owners and managers who want to take advantage of the eco-friendly, cost-saving potential of PV systems may want to consider a ground mount installation,...

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Considering Solar Power? Consider the Structural Requirements.

Posted on October 13th, 2015.

Solar, or photovoltaic, power can be a highly effective alternative power source in those areas where electrical costs are high, such as Hawaii and California, or for those people or businesses that wish to operate independently or “off the grid”.  While many think that using solar power means simply attaching solar panels onto a roof,...