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Save Money With Our Pre-Design and Planning Services

Throughout the process of new building construction, proper planning is critical. A well-constructed plan helps ensure the project’s success and creates a foundation from which to build. Before building design begins, LKPB Engineers strongly recommends undergoing a pre-design process. During this process, our team will conduct a variety of studies designed to give insight into the design phase of the project. Once completed, these studies will help determine the most cost-effective systems appropriate for the project. What is pre-design and planning and how can it save you money? Read on to find out.

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Your Inefficient Plumbing System: Money Down the Drain

Well-designed plumbing systems not only improve your plumbing’s efficiency, they help you cut costs as well. An inefficient plumbing system not only generates unnecessary expense, it can also cause damage to your building’s structures. At LKPB Engineers, we structure your plumbing system to provide maximum efficiency. Whether you’re updating an existing system or designing from the ground up, our experts can recommend the most cost-effective systems. We provide comprehensive analysis and design to ensure your plumbing system operates at maximum efficiency. Think you may need a plumbing update? Here are common plumbing design mistakes costing you money:

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How to Improve Your HVAC System for Lower Cost and Efficiency

Every year, energy costs go up with no signs of a reprieve. In fact, in 2018 alone, many businesses nationwide will experience anywhere from 5% to 35% increases in their utilities. If you own a business in the Twin Cities metro area, now is the time to take advantage of energy-efficient, low-cost systems throughout your entire facility. LKPB’s Life Cycle Costing Analysis program can help you meet that objective.

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4 Mechanical Engineering Flaws That Cause Problems

Engineers have developed some of the most innovative and mind-blowing mechanical designs throughout history. When thinking about skyscrapers, bridges, tunnels, transportation, exploration, and many other facets of technology, you can thank engineers for bringing them into existence and improving them through the years. Modern technology, however, brings with it current problems from time to time. While some mechanical failures are costly, others can be disastrous.

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How Does Flow Analysis Help Your Commercial Plumbing

The purpose of water flow analysis for us to determine what adjustments we need to make to your plumbing system so that the water will flow more efficiently. Several factors determine how quickly the water moves in and out of your building. We will explore these factors and discuss how an assessment can improve your plumbing system. If you need a plumbing inspection, contact us today.

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5 Things to Consider with Your Building’s Plumbing Design

Quality plumbing systems and materials can ensure more efficient and sustainable water use, for a more environmentally friendly facility. LKPB Engineers design your system so that there is adequate pressures, efficient water flow, viable pipes and zero backflows. Our plumbing design service is adaptable for any commercial property large or small. Here are just a few of the design elements we can integrate into a sustainable plumbing system.

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Minnesota‐based Engineer Re‐Shapes its Future

Minneapolis, MN (January 18, 2018) – With a goal of continuing the firm’s legacy of innovation and thought leadership, Principals at LKPB Engineers, Inc. (LKPB) searched for a solution to instill and promote firm values, internally and externally. LKPB leadership decided a drastic change was key to carrying the nearly 50‐year‐old firm into the future. A new office space that matches LKPB’s culture, supports today’s work‐style, and allows LKPB project teams to better serve clients was a critical first step to future firm success.

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How Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis Improves Ventilation

When designing ventilation systems in commercial or industrial properties, there are two key factors you should consider: efficiency and comfort. Both will save you money and maintain productivity in your business. LKPB Engineers can help you develop a cost-effective ventilation system by utilizing computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This advanced approach to system design will help you find solutions to issues that will arise in your building’s floorplan. Below we discuss what computational fluid dynamics is, as well as its features and benefits.

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How the Right HVAC System Design Can Save You Money

Modern HVAC systems have numerous features that provide comfort and efficiency in commercial buildings. In addition to providing the adequate heating and cooling, we also install systems that provide air quality throughout the entire facility. The key to advanced technology, however, is not all the bells and whistles it offers, but how efficiently it performs in large-scale commercial or industrial settings. We can optimize a system’s efficiency by engineering the appropriate design throughout the structure. Keep in mind; no one-size-fits-all HVAC system works in all buildings.

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Does Your Fire Sprinkler Design Meet NFPA Regulations?

Fire safety is a top priority for commercial building owners and business managers. A fire in any business facility leads to property damage and has the potential to cause injury or fatality. If the cost property repair after a fire is high, it could put a company out of business. For this reason, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) implements guidelines to ensure that commercial or industrial sprinkler systems adequately extinguish any fire inside a building (or outside if applicable).

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