The demand for big-box industrial tilt-up buildings shows no sign of weakening as millions of square feet are currently in design or under construction, and the size of these buildings seem to be increasing. Pictured above right are 60” deep steel joist girders staged at the site of the 450,000 SF Range Road Industrial building. Above left is a nearly 40 ft. tall buckling restrained braced frame (BRBF) at the 271,000 SF Tropical Logistics Park. BRBFs reduce building costs as the structure can be designed for significantly lower seismic forces due to the improved seismic performance of the BRBF system. Lee & Sakahara is the architect and Martin Harris Construction is the general contractor for both projects located in North Las Vegas.
BRADEN FORBUSH NAMED DIRECTOR OF TEXAS OPERATIONS
Wright Engineers is pleased to announce that Braden Forbush, PE has been named Principal-in-Charge of our new Dallas office and director of Wright Engineers’ Texas operations. Braden holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and has been with Wright Engineers over 9 years. Braden’s expertise includes extensive experience in big box tilt-up industrial buildings, large multi-family projects, and garden-style hotels nationwide. He and his wife, Heather have 4 children. You can reach out to Braden with congratulations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCOTT JONES NAMED WRIGHT ENGINEERS EXECUTIVE VP
Please join us in congratulating Scott Jones, SE, VP and director of our California Operations for being named Wright Engineers Executive Vice President. Scott has been with Wright Engineers for over 21 years and founded Wright’s Orange County, California office in 2004. Our growth and success in California is a direct reflection of his strong leadership. “It’s exciting to formally recognize Scott’s contributions to Wright Engineers with this promotion,” said Brent Wright, company founder and CEO. “The title reflects the key role he’s already been playing for many years company-wide.” Scott will continue to direct Wright’s California Operations in addition to his expanded leadership role. He and his wife, Annette, have four children and reside in Rancho Santa Margarita.
DAVE ROWE PROMOTED TO VP
Wright Engineers is pleased to announce that Dave Rowe, SE has been named Vice President. Dave joined Wright Engineers fresh out of college over 20 years ago. He became a Principal in Wright’s Las Vegas office in 2007 and a shareholder in 2018. Dave is a natural leader and is known around the office for his incredible work ethic, consistent smile and good nature. In his new role, Dave will continue to lead Wright’s Nevada structural engineering team. He and his wife, Alyson have 4 daughters.