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  • Summer
    • Designing a Smarter Classroom
    • Excelling for Extracurriculars: Dell Rapids Middle & High School Remodel
    • Modernizing the Mitchell Substation
  • Spring
    • Bringing Projects to Life with 3D Modeling
    • With Power Comes Great Risk: Shine Brothers/TJN Enterprises
    • Summers are Meant to Shine: Downtown Laramie Lighting Improvements
  • Winter
    • VRF/VRV Systems
    • Watertown Multi-Use Community Center
    • Iowa Brewing Company


  • Winter
    • Aviation Fuel Tanks
    • High Performance Building
    • Wyoming Medical Center


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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