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  • MBJ Joins U of M Consortium

    March 20, 2018 – Meyer Borgman Johnson is pleased to be the first structural engineering design firm to join the University of Minnesota’s Consortium for Research Practices, a medium for the exchange of knowledge among firms, faculty, and students. Consortium members develop shared research with MS-RP students guided by university faculty and practicing professionals through their academic and internship experience. The Consortium also seeks to address a broad range of societal concerns by becoming a catalyst for culture change in regard to sustainable design, diversity, design value, and many other important issues facing today’s design and construction community.

    Find out more about the Consortium.

  • MBJ Staff Teach at U of M

    March 5, 2018 – Several of MBJ’s staff are currently teaching as adjunct instructors at the University of Minnesota.

    Twin Cities Campus
    Cullen O’Neill, PE, has been an instructor at the University since 2014. He currently teaches CMgt 4544: Materials and Structures I, a class he helped create for the Construction Management Department.

    Jason Cook, PE, SE, co-teaches CMgt 4545: Materials and Structures II, the partner course to CMgt 4544. Next spring, he will be teaching the class solo.

    Saura Jost, PE, began as an instructor for the Architecture Department in 2016. She is currently teaching ARCH 4571 Architectural Structures I, a class typically taken by architecture students in their junior year.

    Ryan Hopeman, PE, SE, teaches ARCH 5564: Building Tech 4: Structures II, a graduate level class in the Architecture Department. Murphy Curran, PE, a former adjunct instructor at the University, assists Ryan in this class.

    Duluth Campus
    In our Duluth office, Paul Johnson, PE, Craig Bursch, PE, and Ben Helmer, PE, teach a one-hour lecture per semester on both licensure and structural engineering to students in the CE1025: Intro to Civil Engineering class.

  • Paul Johnson Speaks at UMD

    February 26, 2018 – On February 16, Paul Johnson, manager of MBJ’s Duluth office and chair of the University of Minnesota-Duluth Civil Engineering Department Industry Advisory Board, gave a presentation to civil engineering faculty and graduate students on the new Heikkila Chemical and Advanced Materials Science building (CAMS), currently under construction on campus. Speaking to future structural engineers, Paul described the CAMS project from a structural perspective, based on his experience as project manager for MBJ’s structural design team. In his talk, Paul described the selection and design of structural systems and MBJ’s response to a variety of building challenges, including economical/constructible methods of placing building foundations around an existing steam tunnel through the site, and accommodating numerous vertical penetrations of the primary structure for mechanical/electrical systems. The CAMS building is scheduled for completion in December 2018.