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May 15, 2015 – On May 20, Elizabeth Manning of MBJ’s Preservation Engineering Group will be presenting a paper at the 12th North American Masonry Conference in Denver, CO, May 17-20. Her paper, co-authored with Luis F. Ramos and Francisco M. Fernandes is entitled “Indirect Sonic Wave Velocity in Masonry Under Compressive Stress.” Sonic pulse velocity testing is a widely used non-destructive test method in the investigation of unreinforced historic masonry structures. The relationship between the sonic velocity in masonry and the compressive stress level in the masonry is being studied at the University of Minho in Portugal, where Elizabeth is a PhD candidate. Her presentation reports and describes results of indirect sonic velocity tests performed on masonry wallets as they were compressed to different stress levels. The full paper is available upon request after the conference by e-mailing Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 31, 2015 – Thank you to all who donated cash or silent auction items to our 2015 food drive campaign. Every year, in collaboration with Minnesota FoodShare’s March campaign, MBJ staff enjoy a week of games and activities, including a silent auction, to raise money for Minnesota food shelves. All proceeds are equally divided between Minnesota FoodShare and Sharing and Caring Hands. We appreciate the generosity and good will of the individuals and businesses who joined in by making a donation.
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Abdo, Eick & Meyers
Amy’s Classic Confections
Associated Financial Group
Bertelson One Source
CAD Technology Center, Inc.
Central Consulting Group
Document Technology Solutions
First Impression Group
Heley, Duncan & Melander, PLLP
High Point Networks
Lang, Hinz & Associates
Linder & Associates
Phoenix Technology Solutions
Westin Hotel Minneapolis
March 23, 2015 – Last month the Minnesota Concrete Council recognized Northrop Auditorium as the 2014 Structural Design Merit Award winner. The project also received two Engineering Excellence awards given by ACEC Minnesota earlier in the year. The project is a complete redesign and re-purposing of the interior space of this iconic building on the University of Minnesota campus. Learn more about the project here and here.