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Plumbing Engineering

Minnesota‐based Engineer Re‐Shapes its Future

New office space matches the way LKPB Engineers, Inc. creates innovative solutions for project teams.

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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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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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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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LKPB Services Highlighted: Fire Protection

LKPB Engineers is well known as an MEP firm, offering services in Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing. But when you venture into our office, or look at a set of our plans for a project, you might find additional services like Medical Gas and Fire Protection System plans and specifications.

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