• Spaces Designed for Relaxation

    Posted 5/18/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    I came upon an article the other day outlining the five biggest architectural and building trends for 2015. The basic premise of the article is that we want our homes to be a refuge from the outside world; and we achieve this by creating indoor and outdoor living spaces that encourage and provide this escape.

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  • PEX for the Green Architect

    Green Building Practices Yield Green Profit Lines

    Posted 2/12/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    Green is cool and in high demand! Yes, I could be referring to cash (clearly cool and in high demand also), but some may intuitively know that I’m referring to green building practices.

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  • Radiant Heat for Architects

    Radiant Heating for Architects

    Posted 2/5/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    Growing up in Norway in the 70s, almost every home included one or two rooms with radiant heat. It wasn’t seen as luxurious or upscale; it was simply a commonplace feature. Homes built in the 70s mostly included radiant heated floors in bathrooms and laundry rooms, but today, when I visit Norway, I’ve noticed that it’s fairly common for newer homes to have radiant heat throughout an entire home.

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  • Commercial PEX Pipe in Cold Weather

    5 Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Building

    Posted 1/16/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    It’s that time of year again; it’s a dark and cold Minnesota winter. Temperatures have dropped to – and are staying at – dangerously low levels for weeks on end. It’s a life for the not-so-faint-of-heart; but then again, I suspect Minnesotans already know (and some even celebrate) this fact!

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  • Frozen Pipes

    Free Advice About Frozen Pipes

    Posted 1/9/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    After decades of living in the frozen tundra, I take pride in knowing the precautions needed to survive the harsh winter climate. Obviously, to those of us who’ve braved the north, a home’s water pipes must be properly insulated in unheated areas and they need some extra TLC to survive the extended freeze. “Duh,” you might say.

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  • PEX Plumbing for Business Owners

    Logical Plumbing Systems for Business Owners

    Posted 11/14/2014 by Astrid Mohn

    If you’re a building owner, you have several details to take care of when it comes to starting a new project. Working with the city as well as architects, engineers and contractors can be mind boggling. The least of your worries should be the plumbing system in your building.

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  • Business Owner PEX Plumbing Contractor

    3 Questions Business Owners Should Ask their Plumbers

    Posted 11/7/2014 by Astrid Mohn

    As PEX piping continues to gain popularity in commercial projects, plumbers are moving away from old (and less efficient) methods of installation (with CPVC and copper) to more effective, timesaving methods (with PEX) that are proving to be cost-saving measures both in the short term and in the long run.

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  • Revit Files on Uponorengineering.com

    Hey Manufacturers… are you CAD and BIM Ready?

    Posted 10/24/2014 by Mike Rivers

    Why it’s important to offer an on-demand library in today’s engineering marketplace.

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  • PEX Plumbing

    How much does PEX tubing cost?

    Posted 10/7/2014 by Cindy Albrecht
    PEX is a term that was virtually unheard of 15 years ago, but has slowly crept into the building trades, and even the vocabulary of the everyday homeowner, home remodeler, and those looking to improve their home or commercial building in various ways. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Commercial Radiant Heating with PEX

    How Radiant Heating and Cooling Enhances Commercial Structures

    Posted 9/19/2014 by Astrid Mohn

    Did you know that radiant heating technology has existed since Roman times – in more or less advanced stages? That shows me that we humans have been seeking comfort since the dawn of time.

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