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  • Sun Devil Stadium Tour

    September 18, 2017 – On September 20, Kurt Kindermann and Lindsey Schultz will give a presentation on the construction process of the newly renovated Sun Devil Stadium at the Arizona American Concrete Institute’s fall kick-off meeting. The event and tour will take place at the stadium on the Arizona State University campus from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (MST). MBJ provided engineering services for an initial condition assessment of the stadium, the newly constructed south end zone seating (Phase 1), and a 3-story, 85,000 square foot student athletic facility for performance enhancement and training, tucked into and expanding out from the new north end zone (Phase 2).

    Find out more about attending Kurt and Lindsey’s presentation at AZ ACI’s web site.

  • Pederson Speaks on Lean Design

    September 11, 2017 – Jason Pederson recently participated as a panelist presenter at the annual Upper Midwest Lean Construction Institute Workshop, sharing themes of Meyer Borgman Johnson’s lean journey with an audience of design professionals, contractors, fabricators, and academics. During the first half of the presentation, speakers shared their experiences of using lean processes to enhance projects and described the integration of lean thinking into their firms’ practices. The second half of the event was a structured brainstorming exercise to gain further understanding of how the community sees waste in the design process and what can be done about it.

    Jason has led MBJ’s lean thinking initiatives for 7+ years, guiding the alignment of the firm’s culture while integrating practical applications of lean methods within the design and construction industry. He is a member of the nationally-based Lean Construction Institute, as well as an active participant with the regional LCI Upper Midwest Community of Practice.

  • Tate Hall Reopens at U of M

    September 5, 2017 – Tate Hall at the University of Minnesota reopens to students this fall, after a major renovation that refits and modernizes the building for use by the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Earth Sciences. As part of the campus’s historic mall, preservation of the building’s historical character was an important feature of the project. In an interview conducted by the Civil, Environmental, and Geo-engineering Department, Tina Vath, MBJ lead structural engineer on the project, recounted details of the structural renovation and also recalled her impressions of the building during her student days at the University compared to now. Major structural elements of the project included structural isolation of new portions of the building from the old to minimize loads on the existing portions of the building, and the use of structural support around the edges of the large lecture halls to free the space from columns that could obstruct sight lines.

    Read more about the newly renovated Tate Hall here.