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How Do Fire Sprinklers Work in Commercial Buildings?

Fire sprinklers are a necessity in any commercial building to help protect the inhabitants and the property. These simple devices are inexpensive to install, yet they provide a blanket of security around the building. Fire sprinklers are fast acting and often extinguish the fire with minimal smoke, fire, and water damage to the property. Let's examine in more depth how fire sprinklers work to help protect your investment.

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Greywater Systems in Commercial Buildings

Recycling safe greywater throughout your commercial building can not only save money, but can help create an eco-friendly environment for your building's inhabitants. 

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Simple Steps to Conserve Water in Your Commercial Building

Conserving water at your building is not only important for the environment, but it can also end up saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year. While it can be difficult to change the habits of the people working or living within the building, there are some simple steps you can do to ensure your business is using the least amount of water possible. Below, let's take a look at some steps you can take within your building to make sure you are not using more water than needed.

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An In-Depth Look at Plumbing Engineering

A plumbing engineer is very different from a plumber. While a plumber may handle the intricacies of a toilet or a drain within the home, a plumbing engineer focuses on the larger piping system and its design.

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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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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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Process Piping for Industrial Facilities

Most of us understand that many aspects of society still rely on oil and natural gas, but you may not realize the process of transporting them into and throughout a large facility. From chemical plants to food processing plants, most industrial facilities require professional process piping systems. These systems are used to transport materials, such as liquid and gas, however some systems are equipped to transport slurry and powders. Process piping is the safest way to transport these fluids and gases across manufacturing facilities.

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The Purpose of a Commissioning Plan

The general purpose of a commissioning plan is to give direction for the entire construction process. It basically acts as a road map for entire construction team. It lays out roles and responsibilities of individuals and teams, includes lines of communication and reporting, provides a resolution process for issues, and provides overall coordination.

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Performance Testing for Commercial HVAC systems

Unsure if your building’s HVAC system is performing optimally? Oftentimes in existing buildings, HVAC systems can begin to underperform, costing you money. Along with conducting performance tests on existing HVAC systems, Gausman and Moore runs performance tests on every one of our new construction projects. Therefore, following new building construction, engineers at Gausman and Moore run various tests to ensure all mechanical systems are running correctly and efficiently.

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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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G&M Unveils New Mechanical Electrical Plumbing Productivity Pack

Finding new and innovative methods for satisfying and exceeding the needs of our clients is a source of pride at Gausman & Moore. One example of this commitment to innovation is our use of Revit, which increases productivity and improves communication and coordination among architects and engineers. With Revit, our highly experienced team of design engineers efficiently produces documents quickly and accurately, saving our clients valuable time and expense.Anchor

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Two-Pipe Systems vs. Four-Pipe Systems

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems provide building heating and cooling, and more modern-day HVAC systems are starting to use hydronic piping to provide newly constructed buildings’ heating and cooling needs. For this type of work, two main system configurations are possible: two-pipe systems or four-pipe systems.

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Principles of Sustainable Design: Water Conservation

In working to make buildings as energy efficient as possible, Gausman & Moore recognizes the importance of implementing water-saving initiatives. It is crucial that water conservation is an essential part of a facility’s energy management plan. Various plumbing design strategies allow our engineers to create energy efficient plumbing and piping systems to help conserve water. These will greatly reduce the amount of water consumed at any given facility, which will also lower energy bills.

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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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