Starting July 1, 2024, an expansion of the 2017 Buy Clean California Act (BCCA) which imposes limits on embodied carbon emissions in public works projects will go into effect. The new BCCA amendments expand the types of buildings covered and adds concrete to the list of covered materials. To comply with these new provisions, at least 45 percent of an existing structure must be re-used, materials with prescribed emission limits must be used, or other performance-based criteria must be met. For more information, click here.
WRIGHT VP DAVE ROWE NAMED TO BOARD OF APPEALS
Dave Rowe, VP and Director of Wright Engineer’s Nevada Operations, was recently installed as a member of the Board of Appeals for the City of Las Vegas Department of Building and Safety. He replaces Wright Engineers’ founder and CEO, Brent Wright, who recently cycled off the board after serving as its chairman since 2012. Dave also currently serves on the Code Appeals Board for the City of North Las Vegas.
WRIGHT ENGINEERS NAMES TWO STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Wright Engineers sponsors two scholarships each academic year to senior or graduate-level students whose focus is structural engineering. We’re pleased to announce the winners for the 2023-2024 school year.
Seth Abbott (above left) is pursuing a dual MBA/MS degree in civil engineering at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He earned his undergraduate degree at BYU-Idaho. He has worked in the industry as an intern for a year, and plans to become a licensed structural engineer and manage large projects after graduation. In his free time, Seth enjoys hiking, camping, and a good construction project.
Vicente Mejia (above right) is pursuing a MS degree in structural engineering from UCSD and plans to graduate in the Spring of 2024. After graduation, he hopes to work as a structural engineer and eventually become a licensed structural engineer. Outside of work and school, Vicente enjoys running, collecting trading cards, and cooking.
We thank the dozens of applicants representing numerous universities and wish them the very best in their future career.