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The importance of Forensic Studies

Accidents happen no matter how carefully a building is planned. Designs in practice don't work, mechanical systems fail, or materials do not hold up as predicted. When this happens, unfortunately, there can be heavy financial implications to sort out responsibility for repairs. Performing a forensic study by senior engineers can help determine the cause of the failure. Further, understanding why a material or system did not work can help create an improved design in the future.

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Heartis Senior Living Facility – Yardley, PA

Gausman & Moore is providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design engineering services for this new senior living facility. The $26.34 million project is a new ground-up, two-story licensed, limited care facility that includes a single-story memory care portion and two-story assisted living portion. Once complete, the facility will be 101,960 square feet.

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The Benefits of Using Commissioning Services

Commissioning and recommissioning services are intended to make sure very complex operating systems are running as they should. The commissioning process helps both owners and operating managers know that the systems in their buildings are running smoothly, correctly, and as intended.

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The Advantages of 3D Scanning

Modern technology has allowed designers and engineers to improve their building techniques by leaps and bounds. 3D scanning technology is a fast and efficient way to get real time, accurate pictures of existing buildings. By using several points of light, 3D scanners are able to piece together what is called a point cloud, or a digital blueprint of the area scanned.

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The Role of Mechanical Engineers in Sustainable Design

Mechanical engineers can wear many hats and can have their talent and skills directed to several aspects of a building project. Looking at the bigger picture, there are many areas in sustainable design where mechanical engineers play a larger role. Below, let's take a look at three key areas where mechanical engineers are pivotal to creating a sustainable building design.

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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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