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April 18, 2013 – During the last week of March, Meyer Borgman Johnson staff participated in a week long campaign to raise funds for Minnesota FoodShare and Sharing and Caring Hands. We are especially grateful to those who so generously donated items for our silent auction and helped us exceed our contribution goal this year. Many thanks to the following donors:
Brendan Daly – Coordinated Business Systems
Tom Ditty – Superior Consulting Services
Meghan Elliott – Preservation Design Works
Luke Frederickson – High Point Networks
Stephen Glasper – Brookside Barbers
Ellen Haberman – Brookside Barbers
Michelle Kidder – Pro Staff
Dallas Oldre – Associated Financial Group
Ray Rogers – Lyon’s Pub
Julie Sager – CES Imaging
Grant Strom – Managed Design
February 26, 2013 – As part of the American Concrete Institute’s Spring 2013 Convention, April 14-16, Chris Hartnett, PE, structural engineer and leader of Meyer Borgman Johnson’s preservation engineering group, will speak on the history of grain elevators. Two of MBJ’s preservation projects, House of Hope Presbyterian Church Bell Tower, St. Paul, and Washburn Crosby Elevator No. 1, Minneapolis, will also be featured as part of a self-guided tour sponsored by the convention.
House of Hope is a Gothic structure originally designed in 1914 by Ralph Adams Cram. Repair of the church’s bell tower, which had been damaged by water infiltration, involved deconstruction of its decorative structures and
the use of supplementary reinforced concrete walls and columns to provide lateral support for more than 1300 stone pieces. Harnett was the structural engineer on the project.
The Washburn Crosby Elevator No. 1 project consisted of extensive stabilization of the elevator and replacement of the bin roof with precast concrete panels. The original structure was built in 1906-1908 by Haglin-Stahr
Company of Minneapolis, using a patented slip-form method to construct its 15 reinforced elevator bins. The No. 1 Elevator is now part of the Mill City Museum and owned by the Minnesota Historical Society.
February 13, 2013 – Meyer Borgman Johnson welcomes Brian Blossey and Joan Glasper as new associates of the firm.
Brian is a highly skilled structural engineer and project manager, whose approach is to streamline design and construction through the use of strong delivery platforms such as building information modeling (BIM). Having begun his career working for a general contractor, he is an exceptional construction administration phase engineer, who places strong emphasis on constructability. Brian leads the Phoenix office mining team, including management of the firm’s ongoing work with BHP Pinto Valley Copper Mine in Arizona, as well as other projects.
As marketing director, Joan works with all of the firm’s offices, touching every aspect of marketing and communication. She manages project and client information systems, brand integrity, and web presence, while using her writing and design skills to effectively inform and educate others about our business.
Associates are a vital part of our leadership team, representing our culture and values and demonstrating excellent technical and management capabilities.