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November 21, 2013 – Meyer Borgman Johnson welcomes Kurt Kindermann, PE, SE, LEED AP, as Director of Engineering in our Phoenix, Arizona, office. Kurt takes on a strong management role here at MBJ that includes team and project leadership, structural design and oversight, quality control, proposal writing, and client care. Having worn many hats throughout his 28-year career, he brings a wealth of experience spanning his days starting out as a project engineer and firm associate to several top tier leadership positions, including principal/chief engineer and principal/business development of a national structural design firm. He has led structural teams on multi-phased, complex projects, mentored and trained staff working in a 3D digital environment, helped define design standards, and forged new business opportunities and partnerships to help grow his company.
As a licensed engineer with a master of science in construction management and a wide variety of project experience, Kurt understands the overall project from early structural input through construction to occupancy and the life cycle issues that follow. His major projects include The Mesa Arts Center, Arizona State University (ASU) Polytechnic Academic Buildings, ASU Hassayampa Academic Village, ASU ISTB 4 Laboratory Research Facility, Northern Arizona University Health and Learning Center, semiconductor manufacturing facilities, and the Phoenix Fire Training Academy.
Contact Kurt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480 747 6737.
November 4, 2013 – Jerod Hoffman, PE, spoke at the 2013 Pacific Structural Steel Conference held in Singapore on October 11. Addressing an international audience and focusing on steel construction, Jerod described how building information modeling (BIM) increasingly is being leveraged in the United States as a tool for speedier and more cost-effective project delivery during construction phases. The main focus of his presentation was how to move from using BIM in traditional silos to something Jerod calls “Integrated BIM,” which can be considered a subset of integrated project delivery (IPD).
Jerod is a licensed professional engineer and a principal at Meyer Borgman Johnson. He leads the firm’s efforts to leverage BIM as a tool for speedier and more efficient project delivery in the areas of digital joist procurement, steel frame and connection design, light gauge design, and BIM models with construction level detailing.
November 15, 2013—Chris Hartnett, Ryan Hopeman, and Matthew Smith have been named associates of the firm, a position of leadership embodying MBJ’s culture and values. All three are licensed professional engineers in Minnesota, as well as other states. They have achieved technical excellence and exhibited strong managerial capabilities, performing a variety of roles that include project manager, design engineer, and lead engineer.
Chris Hartnett, PE, LEED AP
Through years of research, study, and experience, Chris has gained a keen knowledge of old buildings, archaic materials, and historic structural methods, which he uses to help clients restore and adaptively reuse historic structures. Chris leads our Preservation Engineering Group, mentoring others within the firm and sharing his knowledge as a speaker at national conferences. He serves on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and the International Existing Building Code Committee.
Ryan Hopeman, PE, SE, LEED AP
Ryan is skilled with many types of structural systems covering a range of market segments, bringing to his projects a unique set of problem-solving skills, sometimes honed in international arenas such as Central America, the Middle East, and Africa. His experience includes design team participation on high-rise projects up to 80 stories, as well as K-12, commercial, higher education, medical, and residential projects. Ryan’s strong project leadership and BIM skills make him an excellent resource for clients and coworkers.
Matthew Smith, PE
Matt touches many aspects of our practice. Whether he is working with our Preservation Engineering Group, our MSP Airport aviation team, or on office, government, or medical projects, Matt benefits clients and coworkers alike with his knowledge and research abilities. Since joining the firm, he has contributed as a leader of MBJ’s Revit training program, developing standards and training curriculum for staff and mentoring individuals in the use of an array of 3D modeling and analytic software.