B&J: End of Summer Picnic

As summer came to an end B&J celebrated it with a company picnic.  The day was filled with amazing BBQ food, games, prizes, and even our very own ice cream truck and moon bounce! Take a look at how we embraced the end of summer below:                                                                                                   

B&J’s Photo Makes the Cover Of STRUCTURE Magazine

B&J is very excited to have one of their photos featured on the cover of STRUCTURE Magazine, August issue. In addition to the cover, B&J wrote a three page article for STRUCTURE Magazine regarding the BRB’s of the Wilshire Grand Hotel.  An Article discussing the building foundations appeared in an earlier issue of STRUCTURE Magazine, Demeter, 2014. To read the full articles: Dec.[…]

B&J Receives Merit Award for Public/ Civic Design

  The Concrete Masonry Associations of California and Nevada put out their ‘CMU Profiles in Architecture-2015 Design Awards Edition’ earlier this month. We are proud to announce that B&J received the Merit Award for Public/ Civic Design for The City of Beverly Hills Public Works Warehouse. B&J was the structural engineer on record, along with the Architects….RTK Architects. For[…]

B&J Ninja Jumpers Rapel off 24 Floors!

On June 11, the B&J Ninja Jumpers (Beth Aldrich, Marilu Gonzalez-Yanez, Kim Caravalho, Kathy Patito, Bryan Nguyen and Arman Motavvef) repelled 24 floors down the side of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Los Angeles! The daring group raised $3,500 for Shatterproof, an organization committed to protecting children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the[…]

USC Fertitta Hall Topping Out

In building construction, topping out is when the last beam or its equivalent is placed atop a structure during its erection. There is typically a small ceremony, and after topping out, there are numerous elements of construction that remain, such as interior finish, most mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. On May 6th, 2015 USC Fertitta Hall Topped[…]

BRBs for The Wilshire Grand project

The Wilshire Grand Project utilizes Buckling Restrained Braces (BRBs) as outriggers to stiffen the tower and reduce the overturning demands on the core wall.  There are upper, middle and lower outriggers of a total of 170 BRB’s on the structure. BRB’s are composed of a slender steel core, which is also continuously supported by a[…]

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