Wright Engineers is proud to announce the opening of its newest office in Atlanta, Georgia. This strategic decision to establish a presence in Atlanta comes in response to the growing demand for high-quality structural engineering services in the southeastern United States. Wright Engineers’ expanding national footprint solidifies its commitment to serving its clients and their projects from coast to coast.
Ben Rogers has been named Vice President and Director of Wright Engineers’ Georgia Operations in Atlanta. Ben has been with Wright Engineers over 22 years, 16 of which as a principal in Wright’s Las Vegas office. Ben’s ties to Atlanta run deep, as his wife, Rebecca, has had family in the city for over 20 years. The Rogers family frequently visits Atlanta to spend quality time with their extended family and enjoy the culture and attractions that Atlanta has to offer.
“We’re thrilled to have Ben leading our Atlanta office,” said Brent Wright, Founder and CEO of Wright Engineers. “Ben’s expertise and broad experience in structural engineering, combined with his personal ties to the Atlanta area, will be key to our success.”
Ben is eager to take on his new role. “Atlanta holds a special place in my heart, and I’m excited to contribute to its growth and development,” said Ben. “I look forward to building strong relationships with the local community and providing unmatched structural engineering services to our clients.”
You can reach Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRBFs MEAN BIG BOX COST SAVINGS
BRB-what? When you build in a higher seismic area, you naturally expect higher construction costs due to the heavier beams, columns, footings, walls, and connections needed to resist the seismic loads. But what if you could reduce the construction cost by somehow reducing the seismic loads? Enter the buckling restrained braced frame, or BRBF.
BRBFs are specially designed and detailed steel braced frames that have a higher ductile capacity (that is, they flex a lot without breaking and thereby dissipate more energy) than other types of frames. By harnessing this higher ductile capacity, we can reduce the design seismic loads on the building, resulting in lower construction and material costs. One common application for BRBFs is in long, narrow tilt-up concrete buildings where the length to width dimensions of the building footprint exceed 4 to 1. By adding a BRBF, the building length can be increased to accommodate site conditions and owner’s requirements and costs are reduced.
WRIGHT ENGINEERS RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARDS
Executives from Wright Engineers gathered in Frisco, Texas last month, donning western boots and hats, to accept both Best Firm to Work For and Hot Firm awards at the annual Zweig awards gala. The Best Firm to Work For award recognizes the top A/E firms in the US and Canada. And for a third time, Wright Engineers has received the Hot Firm Award, which recognizes the nation’s top 100 fastest growing A/E firms. Pictured above (L-R) are Scott Jones, Tom Allen, Brent Wright, Braden Forbush, and Salvador Carrazco.