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2014

  • Winter
    • Sioux Falls: Sioux Falls Affordable Housing – Help for Those in Need
    • Power Division: The NRPPD Rush Creek Substation
    • Rapid City: The Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veteran’s Home
    • West Plains Design Conference 2013

2013

  • Spring
    • Rapid City: Energy Modeling – A Design & Economic Decision Making Tool
    • Sioux Falls: UNI Housing Complex
    • Cedar Rapids: Camanche Community School

2012

  • Fall
    • Casper WPE: Community Health Center of Central Wyoming
    • Rapid City WPE: Higher Education on the Reservation – Sinte Gleska University
    • Sioux Falls WPE: Iowa State University – New Technology for Veterinary Medicine
  • Summer
    • Casper WPE: Casper Events Center Completes Energy Efficient Major Mechanical Upgrades
    • Rapid City WPE: National American University, Rapid City, SD
    • Sioux Falls WPE: Dell Rapids Elementary Quarriers – The Stone is Set
  • Spring
    • Sioux Falls WPE: One Fun Place
    • Cedar Rapids WPE: AHU Replacements at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    • Rapid City WPE: 2012 Rube GoldbergMachine Competition
  • Winter
    • Casper WPE: Casper Fire-EMS Station #3 Ready To Respond And Serve
    • Rapid City WPE: South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
    • Sioux FallsWPE: SDSU Data Center
    • Cedar Rapids WPE: Kirkwood Community College

2011

  • Fall
    • Sioux Falls WPE: Girls, Inc. of Sioux City, IA
    • 2011 Design Conference at Cedar Shore Resort, Chamberlain, SD
    • Video Conferencing at West Plains Engineering
    • Rapid City WPE: Historic Swander Building Receives LEED® Silver Certification
  • Summer
    • Cedar Rapids WPE: Linn Mar Transportation Terminal
    • Rapid City WPE: Utility Distribution Sectionalizing Part II (continued from Spring issue)
    • Casper WPE: Community Health Center of Central Wyoming
    • Sioux Falls WPE: Animal Control
  • Spring
    • Cedar Rapids WPE: Echo Hill
    • Rapid City WPE: South Dakota Housing Development Authority, Pierre SD Receives LEED®Certification
    • Casper WPE: Pinedale Elementary School
    • Rapid City WPE: Utility Distribution Sectionalizing, Part I

News

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Substation Design

The Rush Creek substation located four miles south of Rushville Nebraska is the newest substation belonging to Northwest Rural Public Power District (NRPPD) in Hay Springs, NE. The Substation was designed by West Plains’ power engineers, and greatly enhances the reliability of the electrical services provided by NRPPD on the eastern half of their system. […]  Click here for more


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Sioux Falls Affordable Housing- Design and Engineering Collaboration

Sioux Falls Affordable Housing Solutions philosophy is that every family deserves a place to call home. To facilitate this philosophy, the organization purchases dilapidated properties in Sioux Falls and either rehabs them or tears them down and replaces them with new houses. The new houses are sold to households with an income of less than […]  Click here for more


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School Engineering – HVAC Retrofit Cedar Rapids

When the Camanche Community School District conducted a complete review of their facilities, one of the critical issues identified was the need to upgrade the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems at their middle and elementary school buildings. Almost all the HVAC equipment was installed during the original construction of those buildings and subsequent […]  Click here for more


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Energy Modeling – A Design and Economic Decision Making Tool

In the past, a typical design would not have included an energy model as a part of the design process. However, with energy costs constantly increasing and more jurisdictions requiring some form of energy efficiency rating system, this design tool is essential in the design of energy efficient buildings. The value of an energy model […]  Click here for more


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West Plains Holds Upper Midwest Engineering Design Competition

The “infamous” WP Upper Midwest Engineering Design Competition was held this Fall and the event once again lived up to its expectations. There was drama, excitement, and some ruthless competition surrounding the event.  The objective of the competition was to create a machine from several pre-selected, somewhat random supplies, to move a round object with […]  Click here for more


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Mechanical Electrical Power Engineering Design Conference

West Plains Engineering recently held its 2013 Fall Design Conference. The event features guest speakers, in-house presentations, round tables for best practices, and a Design Competition. Staff members get a chance to share some comradery and some great ideas. We are proud of this Event and proud of our people for making it fun and […]  Click here for more


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West Plains Beefs Up Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Horsepower

In order to better serve our Clients across the Midwest, West Plains has added FIVE new employees to our Sioux Falls office. These gentlemen are adept at Electrical Engineering, Mechanical engineering, and the design of HVAC, Heating and Cooling Systems, Lighting, Power and Plumbing Systems.  They add to our current abilities to design new architectural structures, […]  Click here for more


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South Dakota Set To Build New Veteran’s Home

Today was the ground breaking ceremony for the new SD Veteran’s Home. Hundreds of people and a handful of dignitaries, including Governor Dennis Daugaard, were on hand to see this special event. The new $30+ mil facility will upgrade the SD Veteran’s Home ability to care for it’s patients.     West Plains Engineering designed […]  Click here for more


New Mechanical & Electrical Engineers

West Plains is pleased to announce the addition of four new employees in our Sioux Falls office in August. When Ulteig Engineering (a regional consulting firm) decided to close their Building Services Division, several experienced engineers became available. We are excited that four new employees have now joined our professional staff.  These gentlemen are adept […]  Click here for more


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University Housing Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

The University of Northern Iowa Department of Residence is home to 4,953 students living in residence halls, apartments and suites covering 1,500,000 square feet on campus. The addition ofPantherVillagefulfills a plan to make living on campus the first choice for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students who live on campus earn better grades and are […]  Click here for more