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[…]
As the new undergraduate facility at USC’s Marshall School of Business, Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall is a LEED-certified building. In addition to a basement level, the 5-story, 102,000 S.F. building will be distinctly located at the southeast corner of the University Park campus. It is within view of the University’s main entrance. The[…]
Brandow & Johnston Structural and Civil Engineers is pleased to announce that Jim Pearson, SE, PE has joined the firm as Senior Vice President. Based in our Downtown Los Angeles office, Mr. Pearson will oversee projects, foster client relationships and assist in the management of the office. With 25 years of experience in the field[…]
As the year came to an end B&J decided to go for a light-hearted scene for its Christmas Party this year. Our private event was taken place at Lucky Strike at LA Live. There, we ate, bowled, and raffled away some awesome prizes. Take a look into our 2015 Christmas Party!
Ryan Bishoff was promoted to Principal at B&J this November. Over the last several years, Ryan has had ever increasing responsibilities in the Orange County office. He is responsible for managing the office, supervising the engineering and drafting, and bringing work into the office. Ryan has been performing the work of a principal for several[…]
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 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.[…]