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.