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Contact a Professional Before You Tackle That Leak

Posted on April 13th, 2016.

Old or new, no building is perfect. Water leakage at windows, roofs and exterior walls is fairly common. When this happens, often the first reaction of a building owner, property manager or association board is to immediately reach out to a contractor to fix the problem. While this might seem like a sound solution, in many cases what you think...

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The Roof Survey – A Key Component of Good Building Management

Posted on April 3rd, 2016.

As the weather turns warmer, building managers look to the exteriors of their buildings for signs of damage.  One of the primary concerns of good building management should be the care and maintenance of all roof structures, as damaged or deteriorating roofs can have serious impact on both the interiors and exteriors of your commercial properties....

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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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Local Access to Professional Structural Design

Posted on February 1st, 2016.

Alexander Vaughan has been a K2N Crest structural engineering associate since April of 2012. In 2014,  Alex established the K2N Crest regional office in Kahului—where he works with various local architectural firms and contractors to provide structural designs for commercial and custom residential buildings. Alex and K2N also provide structural...

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Hawaii’s Unique Structural Challenges

Posted on February 1st, 2016.

Just as we adapt our attire and our actions to accommodate Hawaii’s island temperatures, building and structural considerations must adapt to Hawaii’s environmental influences. Hawaii offers a unique combination of structural challenges that include seismic forces, strong winds and weather patterns, and sea-related salt corrosion....

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Adding Staff to Support Your Needs

Posted on December 14th, 2015.

As more clients turn to K2N Crest to meet their architectural, structural engineering and roof consulting needs, we have brought additional personnel on board to ensure that we continue to deliver prompt, expert service. Four new associates have joined our K2N team of experts. Meet our new team members: Rex Meier—”I began my studies...

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2016—More Resources, More Solutions

Posted on December 14th, 2015.

As we look to the year ahead, K2N Crest will continue to grow to better serve the architectural, structural engineering and roof consulting needs of our clients: Adding office space to our existing Oak Brook, Illinois location to accommodate more personnel—ensuring that you continue to receive timely, expert assistance when you need it Opening...

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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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Two Associates become K2N Crest Partners

Posted on December 2nd, 2015.

In 2015, we elevated two long-time associates to the position of partner. Jared D’Amico, PE, CCS, and Marco A. Rodriguez, CSI, CDT, are now principals with our firm, joining founding principal, Don Kimball, and senior principals, Andy Krauklis and David Nelson. Jared D’Amico joined K2N in 1995 as a graduate of the Milwaukee School...