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B3 SB2030: Minnesota's Building Energy Standard

The future of energy efficient buildings in the State of Minnesota begins with us.

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Engineering Workplace Safety Tips for National Safety Month

The future of energy efficient buildings in the State of Minnesota begins with us.

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Congrats Emerging Professionals Mean Green Kickball Team!

Wow! The Mean Green Kickball Team ended up 3rd in their League! They're already looking forward to playing next season. As our EP Committee chair said, "We really started to come together as a team towards the end of the season, so I definitely think it's worth doing another season!"

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Jim Manning Speaks to Local 6th Graders

Jim Manning (Partner, Roseville Office) recently had the opportunity to share his engineering expertise with area sixth graders. At the request of his sixth grade nephew, Jim volunteered at an all-day event at Chippewa Middle School in North Oaks, MN on May 10. The classes were asked to design and construct shelters for their ice “penguins” to keep them from melting in the “sun” created by the heat lamps in a hot box.

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Andy Wilkinson – Employee of the Month for May 2017

Andy Wilkinson (Mechanical Engineer, Santa Clarita office) was recognized as Gausman & Moore’s May 2017 Employee of the Month. Andy has done a phenomenal job of stepping into the Lead Mechanical Engineer role within the Los Angeles office. He has gracefully navigated the various complex projects awarded to our team.

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"Wellness" at the Impact Conference

“Wellness” was a prominent theme at this year’s USGBC MN Impact Conference. Approximately 300 people attended this year’s conference, conducted on May 3rd at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Gausman & Moore was actively involved in this year’s conference, with six attendees, a presenter, and a steering committee member. Mark Leutgeb (Business Development, Roseville Office), introduced two WELL presentations: “Using Wellness to Define Your Corporate Culture” and “Well-Being the New Frontier.”

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G&M Attends Minnesota Healthcare Engineers Association Spring Conference

Gausman & Moore has been an active member of the Arrowhead Chapter of the Minnesota Healthcare Engineers Association (MHCEA) http://www.mhcea.org/ for 16 years. MHCEA is a Region 6 Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). The membership includes hospital and nursing home facility managers and affiliate members. Continuing education is the primary focus of the organization. State Fire Marshalls and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) regulators are regular presenters at Spring and Fall Conferences.

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G&M Adds 3D Scanning Capability

 G&M is already known for its cutting-edge Revit use with the in-house development of our Mechanical Productivity Pack. When Bryn Johnston (Mechanical EIT) joined our Duluth office staff he brought with him 3D laser scanning experience. 3D laser scans of existing buildings and equipment can be processed and seamlessly brought into Revit as a point cloud (see Figure 1). 

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G&M Awarded for Maurices Headquarters Project

Gausman & Moore has recently received recognition from Finance & Commerce for their work on the Maurices eadquarters and city of Duluth parking structure.

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Lake Superior Design Retreat

A design conference scheduled in the middle of winter in Duluth, MN might seem unusual, but for 29 years 100-plus architects have attended the Lake Superior Design Retreat. On the shores of Lake Superior, the conference always attracts fascinating and fun presenters. This keeps the architects coming back annually, braving the typically very cold and very snowy climate. Gausman & Moore has proudly sponsored and attended the conference for most of its 29 years.

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What to Expect as an Emerging Electrical Engineer

Are you in school to hopefully become an electrical engineer? Or have you graduated with a degree in electrical engineering but don’t quite know what your day-to-day functions will be? If you have your sights set on eventually becoming a professional electrical engineer, you may understand the basics of what an electrical engineer is, but what does that mean for a workload in the real world? The first thing to note is there are a variety of sub-disciplines in the industry you can explore.

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Principles of Sustainable Design: High-Performance Buildings

High-performance buildings are optimized to function at the most efficient level possible. Additionally, high-performance buildings are often the outcome of an integrated design process, as we have previously discussed in this blog series. The main essence of designing in such a way comes down to thinking of a building as an ecosystem. It is a unit made up of many functioning parts, and when they all work efficiently and work together, there is harmony, so to speak. Subsequently, when changes are made to one part without considering the ramifications of that change, it could have a large impact on the rest of the building.

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Firm MVP Amanda Hill Moonlights as Storm Chaser, Photographer

Since she was a little girl, Amanda Hill (Electrical Designer, Roseville office), has been fascinated by weather. She kept a daily weather journal, gave weather reports in science classes, and saw her first tornado as a pre-teen. This fascination has never left Amanda, and she currently spends many weeks during the year chasing storms and capturing the beauty and wonder of storms with her camera.

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Managing Client Expectations through Project Management

Taking on the role of a project manager can seem like a daunting task. Whether you are providing specialized services for a client or are part of a larger building construction team, at some point, you will be required to discuss and possibly manage a client’s project. It is important your team is providing the absolute best project management possible to ensure the client’s needs are met and that everyone is always on the same page. The following steps will help ease the communication process between you and the client and ensure their expectations are always being met.

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Anthony Basden Attends ACEC National Conference as Recipient of ACEC/MN Emerging Leader Scholarship

Anthony Basden (Electrical Engineer, Roseville office) recently had the opportunity to soak up both the knowledge of industry leaders and historic sites in Washington DC. From April 23rd to 26th, Anthony attended the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National Conference in Washington DC. This experience was possible through a $1,000 "Emerging Leaders" Scholarship from the ACEC Minnesota chapter, and additional funding from Gausman & Moore.

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