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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

The Power of 3D: Using BIM for Facility Management

 â€œWhat many facility owners and operators don’t know is the benefits of BIM can extend long after construction is complete. The data collected and stored in BIM is like a building’s medical record—it can tell us its measurements, how it’s used, and when it needs its next scheduled maintenance or ‘check-up,’ among other information. And since nearly 80 percent of a building’s lifecycle costs come after construction, having that data available to owners can make a big difference in the facility’s long-term health.” Read more…

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How Safety, Productivity and Quality Go Hand-in-Hand

In the construction industry, one big safety challenge is minimizing lifting hazards while on the job. These can be difficult to control due to the nature of work within the industry. It’s easy to forget proper lifting techniques while moving block, mixing mortar, pouring concrete or lifting and transporting lumber. Employees who frequently lift with their backs, or use improper lifting techniques, often experience back and joint pain, or even sprains and strains, which can be potentially damaging to their productivity and personal lifestyle. The impact to one employee's productivity affects the whole team and can lead to unfavorable outcomes for the day’s projects. So how can general contractors scale down the number of lift-related injuries? It all starts with proper education and training of the workforce. Read more… 

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The Great Pumpkin
Strikes in Lake Mills


On Friday, October 11th, Superintendent Jay Kuhlman, helped Lake Mills Elementary School students deliver pumpkins they had decorated, along with poetic thank you notes, to the school’s residential neighbors. A sample note is listed below.
 
“You’ve put up with the hammers, the dirt and the crane,
And the dust that has settled on your window pane.
 
Your street has been filled with truck and with tool,
As we pave the way for our beautiful school!
 
I wish we could say that we're almost through,
But as fall approaches, there’s still much to do!
 
Without help from our neighbors, we couldn’t do this at all,
Please accept this pumpkin and have a fantastic fall!”

 

Elementary school students deliver pumpkins
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Miron Construction Assists with Habitat for Humanity 2013 Business Leaders Build


Habitat for Humanity’s 2013 Business Leaders Build is part of Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity’s 20th anniversary celebration. Twenty local business leaders are providing financial and volunteer support to build two homes for families in need in our community (one in Appleton and one in Menasha). Eight members of Miron’s team recently participated in the build. Habitat’s House Supervisor, Rod Voland, had this to say about working with the Miron volunteers: "They have just gone gang-busters on building the walls of this home! We have really appreciated having them as part of this build and would love to work with them again anytime in the future." Thank you to Brian Kern, Adam Bruss, Jason Hardy, Brian Pendergas, Rich Schisel, Mike Simon, Jeremy Smith, Ian Stoehrs and Dilburt Woefil for all of your hard work!
 
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