Word of the Week: Purlin

Purlins are part of a roof’s structure and are long pieces of wood or metal placed horizontally on top of the roof’s rafters and beams.  According to dictionaryofconstruction.com, purlins, “support roof loads and transfer them to roof beams.”

Purlin Word of the Week: Purlin

Purlins and Beams

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Jackson Memorial Library Update

The renovations at Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor are coming along nicely!  The walls are dry walled and Maine Coast Construction is preparing to complete the project for the summer season.  Maine Coast Construction VP Mark DeMichele snapped the following progress photos last week of the library.

Starting in the fall of 2012, Maine Coast Construction has been renovating the former Grace Youth Center in Tenants Harbor to be St. George’s new library. The building is only five-years-old and is over 9,000 square feet situated on 8 acres of land. It is located right next to the St. George School at 71 Main Street.

 

 

Residential and Steel Workers Wanted

Maine Coast Construction of Camden is in need of employees for Residential Custom Homes & Renovations. If you have five years or more of experience, are self motivated, and have good work ethics, we want to talk with you!

We are also looking for foreman & laborers for steel work.

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Motivation and great work ethics are a must!

Send your application to 107 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843.

Word of the Week: Portico

Portico 229x300 Word of the Week: PorticoAccording to the dictionaryofconstruction.com, a portico is

  1. “A covered walk consisting of a roof supported on columns.
  2. A colonnaded (continuous row of columns)
    porch.”

The word portico is Italian and the portico structure is found in ancient Greek temples.  Today porticos are popular for residential entrances and also entrances to schools and other buildings that use elements of Greek architecture.