Jim Pearson will be promoted to President of Brandow & Johnston on August 1, 2017. Jim will replace Gerard Nieblas who is retiring at the end of July. Jim will assume the corporate and leadership responsibilities for the Structural and Civil Engineering services we provide. He will guide us into the next chapter of our[…]
After 38 years at Brandow & Johnston, I will be stepping down as President of the company and am retiring. I have always loved being a Structural Engineer and loved working at B&J. I started out as a Design Engineer in 1979 at our Newport Beach office. In 1999, I became a Managing Principal of[…]
We provide civil engineering and consulting services for Land Development projects with emphasis on urban infill and subdivision Engineering: Project Due Diligence, feasibility and Master Planning Public works and infrastructure Grading, paving and earthwork analysis SWPPP Developer/Practitioner (QSD/QSP) Stormwater Quality Management Plans (NPDES MS4) Flood control and Hydrology/Hydraulic Analysis Street, sewer, water and natural gas[…]
Ed Melo has been appointed to lead the Civil Engineering Department at Brandow & Johnston, bringing new energy and direction to our Civil Engineering division. Ed has been with our company for 8 years and was promoted Associate principal last year. He brings diverse and extensive experience in site development and civil engineering from his[…]
Brandow & Johnston’s Josh Gebelein was recognized at the March 1, 2017 SEAOSC meeting for his contribution as the Chair of the Committee that authored the Design Guide for the City of Los Angeles’ Mandatory Earthquake Hazard Reduction in Existing Non-Ductile Concrete Buildings (NDC). The SEAOSC Board of Directors stated that “These design guides[…]
President Gerard Nieblas recently wrote ‘West Coast Boast,’ an article about Wilshire Grand for Modern Steel Construction Magazine. The article focuses on both the outriggers and pre-compression of the building. The article was set to be featured in Modern Steel Construction Magazine’s February Edition. Click HERE to see the full article!
Last Monday and Tuesday we pre-compressed the upper buckling restrained braces (BRB’s) between levels 70 – 73 in four equal increments to a total compressive force of 1050 kips (1.05 million pounds) per brace. We performed this work slowly over two days to provide the structure adequate time to respond to these loads. We measured the lengths of these braces […]
Construction has begun on the Wilshire Grand “Crown Sail.” The crown sail will extend above the 73rd floor approximately 100 feet. Once the bulk of the steel for the sail has been erected and welded off, the spire erection will begin. The tentative date for the spire erection is the fall of 2016. The architectural[…]