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What Does it Mean to Design for Manufacturability?

With engineers, scientists, and designers taking a closer look at sustainable building ideals, new design concepts are regularly emerging. One of these newer concepts is known as Designing for Manufacturability (DFM). With this process, companies and clients alike are quickly seeing the benefits of constructing a building through DFM principles. Not only are companies able to monetarily benefit, but through this design concept, companies are able to further their sustainability initiatives. To see how DFM relates to engineering and construction we need to take a deeper dive.

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Creating your Engineering Portfolio

You might expect an artist or a photographer to keep a portfolio of his or her past projects and works. When going to a new client or potential job interview, the portfolio helps show what the artist is capable of. Having an engineering portfolio is no different. Putting together a portfolio can help you get your engineering certificate or even your next promotion. Below, we take a closer look at what should be included in an engineering portfolio.

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Central Maintenance Facility – Eagan, MN

Improving Key City Facilities

The City of Eagan’s Central Maintenance Facility (CMF) is a hub of city activity. The facility is the site for the City’s Equipment, Streets, Park and Utility Maintenance and Water Resources Operations.

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Charlotte Matsuda – Employee of the Month for September 2018

Charlotte Matsuda (Administration, Los Angeles Office) was recognized as Gausman & Moore’s September 2018 Employee of the Month.

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Pump Performance & Reliability

When a pump in an industrial or manufacturing facility is performing poorly an effective step to remedying the situation is to use fact-based engineering discipline to provide sound solution recommendations aimed at owner success. At Gausman & Moore one of our primary mechanical engineers, Andy Zurn, PE, is well-versed at addressing pump performance and reliability in industrial settings.

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Project Management in Heavy Industry & Manufacturing

Engineering projects within the heavy industry and manufacturing sector take on many shapes and sizes. These projects, whether in a factory, foundry or other facility, often require different depths of expertise. Given the many variables associated with heavy industry and manufacturing projects, it’s important to have an effective project management plan. At Gausman & Moore one of our primary mechanical engineers, Andy Zurn, PE, has developed such a plan.

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A Closer Look at The Electrical Engineering Field

Electrical engineering is a challenging degree that comes with a heavy class load of mathematics, physics, and computer programing. Successful graduates have enjoyed unbounded career opportunities in a variety of industries. Electrical engineers are regularly needed in the job market; therefore, the outlook for engineers continues to be strong. If you are quick thinking, adaptable, and able to effectively communicate your ideas, then a future in electrical engineering may be perfect for you. Below, we can take a closer look at what it takes to be an electrical engineer.

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The Outlook of STEM Programs for Kids

STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, is a booming industry in the world that is only getting larger year after year. STEM programs and applications are responsible for the technology we have today. Without the study of STEM, we would not have the sustainable energy sources, the medical devices used in hospitals worldwide, or even the fuel-efficient cars developed to help improve fuel emissions. The more STEM is developed and nourished the better our outlook in the world is, and that begins with kids.

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Why Project Feasibility Analysis is Important

A feasibility study involves taking actions and asking questions to establish whether a project idea, plan, or thought is likely to succeed. An effective project feasibility study will guide you on whether it’s feasible to proceed with the idea, refine it, or even scrap it altogether. As a building owner, making a decision on projects such as electrical, mechanical, or piping updates can seem overwhelming, and that’s where professional engineering firms like Gausman and Moore come in.

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Principles of Sustainable Design: Retro-Commissioning

Gausman and Moore routinely retro-commissions existing buildings to improve the performance of their systems.

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The Difference Between a Project Manager and a Construction Manager

All building construction projects require various forms of leadership and management, and deciding the type of leadership required for a project is an important task. The best decision can make a huge difference in the efficiency of a construction project, from inception to completion. Project managers (PM) handle all management responsibilities from a project’s inception to completion, whereas construction managers (CM) manage only the construction of a project. But what’s the difference between the two regarding each of their roles in a new project?

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Make the Most of Your Engineering Internship

At this point in the year, many undergraduate engineering students have their internships lined up for the upcoming summer. Whether you know who you’ll be working for this summer or are waiting to hear back from your dream firm, keep these helpful tips in mind to make the most of your engineering internship:

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4 Factors to Keep in Mind When Developing Engineering Career Goals

No matter where you are in your engineering career, it’s extremely important to have career goals. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a 10-year veteran, your goals will be a future destination of where you want to take your career. When setting your goals, take time to figure out exactly what you want and follow these four guiding principles to reach future success.

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G&M Employees Attend ACEC/MN Emerging Leaders Training

Gausman & Moore always encourages its employees to continually strengthen their professional skills. It shows initiative when a person wants to become better at their job, while also learning how to become an effective leader. Two G&M employees from our Roseville office, Bryan Haider (Mechanical Engineering) and Ben Zurn (Electrical Engineering), are demonstrating this initiative by participating in the ACEC of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) Emerging Leaders Training program.

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What’s the Difference Between a Plumbing Engineer and a Plumber?

You have probably heard the terms plumber and plumbing engineer used throughout your career, however both are very different in terms of job duties. The term plumbing engineer isn’t simply a fancy way to refer to a plumber. The easiest way to understand the difference between the two is the plumbing engineer is the person who designs all gas- and water-related systems, and the plumber is the person who maintains the water-related systems (generally).

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