Humble Words December 2013


Merry Christmas From Humble Construction!


 2013: A Humble Thank You!
As we approach the end of the year, we at Humble Construction want to say thank you to all of those who helped make this 2013 a successful year. With a wide array of projects, from a wide range of clients Humble Construction continued to grow in 2013, and we are looking forward to continuing that in 2014.

Speaking volumes to our flexibility and capabilities Humble Construction completed various sized projects through our Special Projects Division with scopes ranging from structural/miscellaneous steel fabrication, concrete pits/machine foundations, and concrete trenches to building repairs, concrete column wraps, and various types of concrete paving and repair projects.

Several clients saw the need to "spruce up" their existing work spaces with Tenant Improvement Projects. With our focus on value and quality, we successfully completed several renovations to various office spaces, warehouses, lobbies and restrooms.

With an improving economy, we completed several new office, facory and warehouse expansions, completing our work on time, under budget, and efficiently. Several more are in the planning process for 2014, and we look forward to the opportunities that may be afforded to us. We are confident that we are the right contractor for the job regardless of the size or the scope.

With that abbreviated look into the past 12 months you can see that we practice what we preach. We pride ourselves on repeat business, and repeat business is only achieved with successfully completed past business. The amount of our repeat business is a testament to the quality of our people.

To meet the growing needs of our clients, we expanded in 2013. That brought internal growth to our organization with several new key additions to our staff. We continue to adapt to the growth of the construction industry with our careful hiring of the industry's best local people. In 2013 we welcomed Noah Stolly a Senior Estimator/Project Manager, Brenda Harless an Assistant Controller/HR manager to our office staff and expanded our field operations by eight team members.

2013 has been a year to be thankful for at Humble Construction, and we couldn't say that without the loyalty and appreciation of our clients, business partners, subcontractors and friends. Here is a "Humble" thank you to you all, and a wish and hope for a fruitful 2014.

Mitigate the Risks of Large Snow Loads


Every year snow loading takes a toll on businesses and public facilities in Ohio Valley region. When a record storm occurs, or when a unique combination of moderate snowfall and thawing repeats, structures can be challenged to their design limits. When collapses occur, they are sudden and often catastrophic.

Roof additions, changes to roof mounted equipment, and sustainability upgrades (i.e. "green roofs") create added opportunities for snow accumulation and drifting that did not exist prior to the modifications.

Heavy, repeated snowfall and subsequent melting between storms creates a freeze-thaw cycle that can cause roof overloading. Sloped roofs are subject to ice dams and water penetration to interiors. And once such a flow begins, it only ends when the snow is melted off the roof.

For companies concerned about snow loading prevention and mitigation, it is important to understand where problem areas may lie in their facilities and the actions to be taken in advance of and during the winter weather season. Humble Construction can provide insight into this issue. To help prevent snow and ice-related roof collapse, the following steps should be taken:

  • Prepare for the next winter storm now. Know how much snow your building can safely handle.
  • Understand load capacity for you building.
  • Develop a plan to safely remove the snow.
  • Develop contingency plans to protect your building, contents, equipment, operations and people.
  • During the winter storm monitor the amount of snow and ice accumulation as well as snow drifts across the entire roof and along long ridge lines.
  • After the storm inspect your property for damage and implement your contingency plan.
  • Prepare for the next storm.

Let us be your guide through the complex process of your next construction project.

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