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[…]
On December 10th, 2014, the excavation of the basement for USC Fertitta Hall reached the bottom and the contractor held a “Bottom Out BBQ” to mark the significant phase of the project. Howard and Andrew were celebrating with the ACMP team!
We are very excited to have Josh Gebelein, S.E. join our structural engineering team as an Associate Principal. Mr. Gebelein’s experience and expertise will only make our company stronger!
We are proud to announce that a few of our civil projects recently received architectural awards from the AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter 2014 Design Awards. Photos courtesy of: Fung + Blatt Architect, Inc. Rendering courtesy of: NAC | Architecture
Below are the latest construction photos from the Wilshire Grand project site. The core wall re-bar and steel columns are starting to go up and we have the pictures to prove it!
Hours after the 6.0 Napa Earthquake struck on August 24th, 2014, the Structural Engineers Association of California sent a request from the California Office of Emergency Services for Safety Assessment Program volunteers to aid local officials in assessing earthquake damage. In response to the call, a BJI engineer volunteered to assist in surveying the damage[…]
Brandow & Johnston, Inc. is proud to be a member of the Wilshire Grand Redevelopment Project Team and just as ecstatic to share in the glory of our new Guinness World Record for the largest continuous concrete pour. The green “booms” or boom pumps you see in the photo are responsible for pumping the record breaking[…]
I am honored to announce that one of our photos has been selected as a winner in the 2013 ENR Year In Construction Photo Contest. It is one of 38 winning photos; that’s out of more than 1500 photos submitted in total. “I thought it eerily surreal in a good way, which is why I[…]