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Emily is Making Big Moves!

Emily joins LKPB Engineers, Inc. as an Electrical Designer with a variety of project types and sizes from her extensive background – from elementary education charter school remodels to the Expo 2017 campus in Astana, Kazakhstan. Emily graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering as Valedictorian in the Fall of 2009. She earned her Engineer in Training Certification while attending her University. Emily has built her career in the Midwest, spending time in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

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4 Things to Consider in a Building Pre-Design Phase of Building Construction

The pre-design phase of construction sets the agenda for every other stage in your construction project. Putting together all the components of your building requires absolute precision and forethought.

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How Sewers Improve Campus Sanitation

Commercial facilities must offer a safe environment for all occupants. A building can use millions of gallons of water each year. Wastewater management is a key component of public safety and sanitation and a cornerstone of a safe working environment.

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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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