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2014

  • Fall
    • Casper College Music Building
    • Milwaukee Wiener House
    • University of Iowa Lighting
    • Natrona County High School Student Fitness & Activity Center
  • Summer
    • West Plains Engineering: Celebrating 30 Years
    • Cedar Rapids WPE: Tipton High School Auditorium
    • Sioux Falls WPE: LED Street Lighting
  • Spring
    • Cedar Rapids: Retrofits Maquoketa Cardinal Elementary School Lights- Electrical Engineering
    • Rapid City: Remodel of Camp Rapid National Guard Physical Fitness Center
    • Sioux Falls: City of Mitchell Ice Arena -More Ice Please
    • Rapid City: A Minute Can Make All the Difference – Story of the Minuteman
  • 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

  • Fall
    • Casper: Casper Youth Crisis Center- Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
    • Sioux Falls: Engineers Design HVAC and Lighting for Sanford Pentagon
    • Rapid City: Your Partner in Aquatics and Pool Engineering
    • Cedar Rapids: City Hall Renovation and HVAC Upgade and Retrofit
  • 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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New West Plains President

Douglas R. Feterl, P.E. was named President of West Plains Engineering following Bob Thompson’s retirement. Doug has been with West Plains for 23 years as a Design Engineer, Office Manager and most recently, Business Development Manager for the company. He graduated from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in 1982 and is a registered […]  Click here for more


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Bob Thompson Retires from West Plains

Robert W. Thompson, Professional Engineer and friend, has retired from West Plains after 30 years of service to our clients. Bob is a fine Electrical Engineer and was a principal at West Plains Engineering for all 30 years. As a company founder, Bob grew with the company and mentored many young engineers along the way. […]  Click here for more


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Bismarck Office Now Open!

West Plains Engineering is pleased to announce our new Bismarck, North Dakota Office. Over the last few years, our engineers have completed many jobs in the Bakken oil patch and throughout the state. This increased activity led to us setting up an office to service our clients and handle our engineering design and inspection projects. […]  Click here for more


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30 Year Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that it has been 30 years in business for West Plains Engineering. For the past three decades we have taken great pride in providing Engineering Services to meet the unique needs of our clients and their facilities. We would like to salute the people and businesses that that we have worked […]  Click here for more


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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