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America's #1 Glulam and Timber Erector

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DESIGN-BUILD STRATEGY

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Design

Working with structural wood engineers for over 20 years has given us the knowledge to provide input early on in the design and budget stages. We can create a representation of design to assist clients in meeting the architect’s design intent, and provide coordination details. Shop Drawings will include finished dimensions, profiles, and fasteners. 

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Supply

Utilizing our network of suppliers and manufacturers, we take pride in choosing only the highest quality materials offering the best value and assurance for each application.  We maintain a constant stream of scheduling during the manufacturing and delivery processes.

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Build

We create a scope that is custom to meet both the architect and owner's requirements.  This enables our crew to coordinate with other trades ahead of time and perform with precision, while keeping safety at the forefront of each installation. 

HISTORY

 As a nationwide contracting corporation specializing in supplying and erecting glulam, laminated timber and accompanying structural steel, our style of erecting unique structures has taken us across the U.S.  and the Eastern Coast of Central America.

Glued laminated timber erecting is an extremely sensitive process, due to complexity in handling. Generally, this system is both a structural factor along with the finished product. All component members of the structure must stay clean and within close tolerances, as they remain visible forever.

 

Our team of installers have been handling laminated timber and structural wood piece by piece, on a daily basis, for 37 years. Their attention to detail is prevalent throughout the process, from unloading and preparing, to hoisting, bracing and connecting. 

 

We have the capability to both supply and install the most intricate of design specifications, including long-span arches, trusses, cross laminated timber, and decking.  If a specific supplier is contracted, we can provide quality assured installation of the material only while coordinating with the supplier's engineer and manufacturing team.  Where structural wood design influence is required, we have the resources to become involved in a project early on.  Having worked with a variety of accompanying materials, including structural steel, ETFE, aluminum, tilt up panels, and  precast, we can provide suggestions to facilitate a successful structural system.

 

"All component members of the structure must stay clean and within close tolerances, as they remain visible forever."

 

1984

Year Established

183

Projects Completed

8

Average 
Crew Size

0.79

2020
EMR

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

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REFERENCES

FEEDBACK ON OUR WORK IN THE U.S.

TURNER CONSTRUCTION

       We at Turner Construction completed a 79,000 sq. ft., 96 ft. high indoor water park structure for Great Wolf in Mason, Ohio.  We hired Lonsdale Construction to erect the structure, composed of Tenemec painted steel, Glulam trusses, and T&G decking.  Lonsdale excelled in scheduling and coordinating with suppliers and subcontractors, and their OSHA certified personnel and engineered bracing plan gave us definite reassurance.  We would be thrilled to work with Lonsdale again.              —   Doug Bennett

JP CULLEN

        The Epic Systems Campus in greater Madison, WI, is one of the largest construction projects in our history. We are in our 5th year as General Contractor on this project. Quality sub-contractors are a necessity. We hired Lonsdale Construction for a 9 month duration for erecting roof structures on that project. They had quality equipment and helped maintain our schedules.                  —   Cory Huschka      

CITY OF INTERNATIONAL FALLS

      On behalf of the City of International Falls, I sincerely thank you for your work on the Voyageurs National Park Headquarters which is part of the new James Oberstar Riverfront Complex.  Because of your work and the work of your fellow contractors, this project was completed on time and on budget.             —   Shawn Mason, Mayor

KRAEMER BROTHERS

        We have put great efforts into our Concord, NC water park project.  Lonsdale Construction came in on budget and excelled erecting the water park superstructure.  We have used them before on a similar project in Scotrun, PA.  they are a great company that we hope to see again.              —   Marty Kraemer      

STEVENS CONSTRUCTION

         Greg was the erector of the structural steel and wood glulam structure for the 65,000 SF Indoor Wave Pool at Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Greg and his employees did an outstanding job on a very difficult project.            —   Jim Wilcox

KRAUS-ANDERSON 

        Greg Jirik and his staff have performed subcontracted installation of structural wood glu-lam members on projects for Kraus Anderson Construction for numerous projects throughout the country. Greg and his staff have always shown a high level of technical experience in regards to the work they perform.            —   Thomas L. Roepke     

MW BUILDERS

           Because the local construction firms were not familiar with the style of wood roof assembly specified in the design, an erection crew from Lonsdale Construction Company in Minnesota traveled to Austin to work with MW Builders on the critical phases of the truss assembly and erection.   'Even though the roof was very design intensive with a lot of trusses and unique angles, the decking went up quickly and simply', said Greg Herriott, MW Builders.  The erection crew [Lonsdale] brought in a truck crane, scissor lifts, and boom forklifts.  'We're used to seeing much heavier equipment with steel construction', Herriott added.   Because of the building's elaborate wave design and asymmetrical configuration, the crew worked with very narrow tolerances when attaching trusses to the columns.  The elevation had to be within 1/2 inch at the top of the column.  The trusses were connected to a matrix of columns, with a base plate, or shoe, at the top of each column.    'It went together amazingly well', said Lauren Goldberg, project architect with Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects.  'We have gotten tremendous feedback on the structure'.            —  APA Case Study: Engineered Wood Takes Center State in Austin's Palmer Events Center; 2003 Edition

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RECOGNITON

  •  We have been recognized in Structural Engineer as the glulam erector for the completion of the Branson Convention Center in Branson, MO

  • We were published in U.S. Architecture for the completion of the Austin Events Center in Austin, TX

  • Our safety record is outstanding, with zero recordable injuries within the last 3 years

  • Turner Construction presented us with the Safe Contractor Award at our resort project in LaGrange, GA in 2017

  • All Lonsdale crew members have obtained a 30 hour OSHA Outreach

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Corporate Office

1403 1st Street NE

New Prague MN 56071

Phone: 952-758-2141

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