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LKPB Engineers

LKPB Engineers fall into the Architecture, Engineering and Construction classification of engineering, commonly known as AEC.

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6th Annual Golf Scramble & Fundraiser

Thank you to our sponsors! Because of your support, we were able to raise $1,000 for Mayo Capital Projects and the Hurricane Relief effort.

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Summer at LKPB

Employee motivation and focus can be a hard, especially in the summer. Over time, LKPB Engineers has adopted policies to help employees stay focused when in the office and give them the time they need to recuperate or get out of the office when needed.

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U of M: Health Science Education Center

A new building is making its way onto the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus. A state of the art Health Sciences Education Center complete with simulation training and LKPB is engineering and designing the electrical, mechanical, plumbing, medical gas, and fire protection systems.

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Rotary International and LKPB Involvement

Rotary International is one of the world’s first service organizations. Founded in 1905, it has grown to over 35,000 chapters with over 1.2 million members in virtually every country. Defined by their website, Rotary’s purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political, non-sectarian organization, open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference.

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Engineering Green

Green energy and sustainable buildings are a constant design goal for many professionals in the building design and construction industry. According to the Solar Energy Industries Associate (SEIA) the United States has installed approximately 2 Giga Watts of solar photovoltaics in Q1 of 2017. This brings the total watts of solar photovoltaics installed to approximately 45 Giga Watts in the United States. The use of photovoltaics to produce electricity is a growing industry that provides clean electricity for homes, businesses and communities throughout the world. Many photovoltaic installations provide localized electricity generation to off-set the use of utility electricity. (http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight)

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A New Space for LKPB Engineers

We’re making big strides towards the last step in our rebranding process at LKPB Engineers; the lease has been signed for our new office space in the Twin Cities! It’s in Northeast Minneapolis, just 2.7 miles from our current location. An 8450sf space in the southwest wing of the 6th floor at Broadway Ridge Office Center, with a great view of Downtown! More important than the location, is the choice of this building over many others and finally the design process to create the most productive, integrated space possible.

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Wonder Women in Engineering

The latest superhero movie has created quite a bit of stir recently; demonstrating the strength of women and bringing them up to the level of their male counterparts. Although the market is still dominated by men, it’s becoming clear that women have a place and they’re making an impact!

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Office Health & Wellness

Life is all about balance. Most of the time work is getting balanced with most other things in life. One thing LKPB Engineers is encouraging at the office is the balance of a healthy lifestyle.

The office includes many amenities to help achieve less sedentary time, and makes healthy eating more attainable.

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New Lighting Technology: LEDs

Lighting technology has been evolving rapidly in recent years, and as technology changes, lighting design must change with it. Al Thiesen, Principal at LKPB Engineers, had some insight on how we’ve transitioned into widespread use of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) fixtures in our designs.

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