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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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St. Luke’s Sports & Event Center - Proctor, Minnesota

After 10 years of planning the hockey players, coaches, parents and visitors in the Proctor area are now being treated to a new arena, having spent nearly 45 years in a facility that had outlived its usefulness. Gausman & Moore provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fi re protection design and construction phase services for the new St. Luke’s Sports & Event Center, which opened in 2018. The arena features a new NHL-size sheet of ice.

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Land O’Lakes Headquarters – Arden Hills, MN

Corporate Headquarters Gets System Upgrade

When Land O’ Lakes opened a new 155,000 square-foot, four-story headquarters facility the company wanted to make sure the facility was operating at peak efficiency for staff. Gausman & Moore provided commissioning services to verify that the building’s systems were complete and functioning properly.

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G&M Helps Sponsor Impressive “Canstruction®” Project by CMA Architects

Gausman & Moore has partnered with CMA Architects on projects throughout the country for several years. This year G&M helped contribute to CMA’s project to raise public awareness and thousands of pounds of food for Second Harvest Heartland.

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G&M Designs Special Window for Church

When First Lutheran Church in Bemidji, MN underwent a remodeling and addition project they encountered a problem. One of the beautiful stained glass windows in the church was no longer receiving natural daylight because it was facing the new addition. With other stained glass windows still exposed to daylight, this was a noticeable issue.

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New Clinic Celebrates Grand Opening

New Clinic Celebrates Grand Opening

Gausman & Moore has a long and successful history with St. Luke’s Hospital and DSGW Architects. A good example of this collaboration was demonstrated on April 25 at the grand opening for the new

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Lake Superior Design Retreat

Lake Superior Design Retreat – Feb. 23-24, 2018

The Lake Superior Design Retreat, hosted by AIA Minnesota, has successfully attracted architects and others interested in design to Duluth, MN in the middle of winter. This year the retreat is celebrating its 30th year and will take place at Fitger’s Inn. For most of those years Gausman & Moore has been a proud sponsor and conference attendee.

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How to Avoid Information Overload as an Engineer

As engineers, we’re constantly absorbing information to better ourselves, our places of work, and our industry as a whole. However, many professionals who are constantly being bombarded with information can oftentimes feel overwhelmed. With the various information sources out there, such as websites, industry publications, newsletters, etc., how well do you utilize that information and apply it to your everyday life, especially if there is just too much information to take in? The following tips may be helpful for you with avoiding information overload:

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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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G & M Provides MEP Design Engineering for Design Within Reach

Gausman & Moore provided MEP design engineering services for this new Design Within Reach store at the Galleria in Edina.

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Principles of Sustainable Design: Lighting and Daylighting

One of the best energy-saving features to go into a building is sustainable lighting. Lighting typically accounts for roughly 30 percent of a building’s total energy usage, therefore, our electrical engineers design the most sustainable lighting solutions in any commercial facility to ensure optimal energy savings. Our team members are the experts in transforming darkness to light in each of our projects by combining beauty, utility, and efficiency. Together they make something truly spectacular.

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From Interns to Employees: A Brief Look at Two Recent Internship Experiences

Each year Gausman & Moore provides internship opportunities for young people working toward degrees in related fields of study. These experiences can help them as they grow professionally and personally, as they gain lifelong knowledge and skills. Two of our current full-time staff members, Drew Erickson and Casey Sveiven, were once G&M interns, and they recently spoke about their internship experience and how it influenced where each of them is at today.

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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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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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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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