As we happily put 2020 in our rear-view mirror, we also remember positive events of the past year. Despite some feeling the effects of Covid, we’re grateful that of our team members and their families are safe and healthy. And thanks to you, every one of our team members still has a job. Thank you for making it possible for us to feed our families and do what we love. We’re grateful for the honor you give us when you trust us with your valuable projects. We know it’s because of our great people and their good work, and that we must maintain your trust.
Wright Engineers was honored in 2020 to be named the Nation’s #1 Best Firm to Work For – for the third year in a row! Our Irvine office was named Orange County’s #1 Best Mid-sized Company to Work For. And we were again named Utah’s Best of State in the structural engineering category. We look forward to continuing our efforts to be your preferred consultant, a destination employer, and the industry leader – and to perhaps garner a few more industry awards. But most of all, we look forward to our continued association with you.
DAVE ROWE NEW PRESIDENT OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION
Dave Rowe, SE, principal structural engineer in Wright’s Las Vegas office, has taken his place as President of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern Nevada (SEASoN). Dave’s term will run through December 2021 when President-Elect Ben Rogers, also principal structural engineer in Wright’s Las Vegas office, will become President. SEASoN is the oldest and largest structural engineers association in Nevada and is focused on supporting the practice of structural engineering through education, collaboration and strengthening the structural engineering community. Wright Engineers has a long history of supporting and leading SEASoN starting with Brent Wright, a SEASoN founder and its first president.
As remote work extends into 2021 and some companies consider extending flexible remote work to their employees indefinitely, Covid-induced work-from-home orders have led to high demand for homes in the suburbs—particularly homes with home offices, high-speed internet connections, and proximity to quiet spaces and other business that can offer a break from the monotony of working from home. According to realtor.com, this demand will continue into 2021 led in part by millennials either trading up or buying for the first time. Many city dwellers who have been freed from their daily commute into the office daily are finding more affordable housing in the suburbs. Other home buyers surveyed reported an increased willingness to live farther from the office because of remote work or more flexible commute.