Wright Engineers is pleased to announce the addition of Erik Anderson, SE as its newest shareholder. Erik has been an integral part of the firm since 2014, and brings with him a wealth of structural engineering expertise in his role as principal in Wright’s Las Vegas office. Erik’s experience includes commercial, hospitality, health care, and industrial buildings throughout the United States. “We’re thrilled to welcome Erik as a shareholder in the firm,” said Brent Wright, founder and CEO. “His talents and leadership will be a catalyst for our continued growth and success.” Please join us in congratulating Erik on this career milestone.
Located in Temecula, California, this 500,000 square foot multi-family development features a 7 story, 125-unit wrap tower constructed of mass timber. Mass timber construction provides an energy-efficient and sustainable alternative to the more conventional steel and concrete for high-rise buildings and was a cost-effective structural solution for this project. An engineered wood product, mass timber is made from smaller pieces of wood that are glued together to form a larger structural element. Cross-laminated timber (CLT), glue-laminated timber (GLT), and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) are typical building blocks of a mass timber structure. Mass timber floors, beams, and columns are light and fire-resistant yet engineered to be strong and durable. The architectural design by Urban Arena combines the look and feel of an old Italian Villa with modern construction. Wright Engineers is proud to provide structural engineering services. Construction is expected to begin mid-2024.
IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS GIVING
In this Holiday Season, we find ourselves reflecting on the joy and warmth this special time of year brings, and we extend our heartfelt Season’s Greetings to you and your loved ones. We also express our sincere gratitude for your loyalty and support. Your trust in our services has been the driving force behind our success. In the spirit of giving, we’re pleased to share with you some of the charitable efforts and activities your partnership has enabled us to pursue in 2023. Together, we’ve helped provide transitional housing for the homeless, donated engineering services for HomeAid, Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, and multiple other children’s charities, provided Christmas gifts for orphaned children in Mexico, company and team member donations to the Five For the Fight organization, provided hygiene kits for the United Way, and participated in food drives. We’re grateful to have been a part of these meaningful endeavors that your continued collaboration has made possible. As we approach the new year, we look forward to continuing our partnership and exploring new opportunities together.
REDUCED STEEL TRUSS LEAD TIMES
For much of the recent past, the construction industry has grappled with long lead times for materials such as steel trusses, causing delays and disruptions in projects. These extended lead times were a consequence of multiple factors, including increased demand, supply chain challenges, and the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to speed up project delivery, some projects were re-designed to use steel beams or other alternatives to steel trusses. Yet, despite the challenges, the construction industry has shown resilience and adaptability. Strategies to streamline production, optimize supply chains, and enhance efficiency have all helped expedite the process. As a result, the backlog for steel trusses has gradually cleared, and lead times have returned to historically typical levels.