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structural engineering lectures, civil engineering lectures

Welcome John Griffith!

E+M would like to welcome John Griffith, PE  to the team!

John comes to us with 12 years of experience in the Washington DC market.  He has a Civil Engineering degree with a structural concentration from Virginia Tech.

He will be based in the Raleigh office as an Associate Principal.

See more on the information about E+M’s staff here:  E+M People

Market 42 Going Vertical

Market 42 Going Vertical!

E+M’s Market 42 project in Charlotte, North Carolina has started going vertical!  Getting the structure out of the ground is a big milestone in the construction process.  Check out a few pictures from a recent site visit:

Market 42 is a mixed use project in the heart of Charlotte’s First Ward District.  This two-phase project consists of 549 apartments between a 33-story, 375 tall concrete framed high rise and a six-story mid-rise which will be timber framing over a concrete podium.  There will be approximately 20,000 square feet of retail and a precast parking garage as well.

See more on this project here:  Market 42

Broadstone Queen City Charlotte

E+M Staying Active in Charlotte!

E+M has been very active in the Charlotte, North Carolina market lately.  This region has been in growth mode for some time and doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon!

E+M has several projects in construction and several more in design for this growing city.  Check out some pictures of recent construction progress at several of the sites!

Broadstone Queen City Charlotte
Broadstone Queen City Charlotte
Broadstone Queen City Charlotte
Broadstone Queen City Charlotte
Broadstone Queen City Charlotte
Broadstone Queen City Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte

See more on these projects here:

2250 Hawkins

Broadstone Queen City

Broadstone Bryant Park

Hazel Southpark

Market 42

Market 42 Foundation Construction Kicks Off!

The foundation construction for Market 42 has started!  Check out the following pictures of the ongoing construction.

Market 42 is a mixed use structure in the near the North Tryon corridor in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.  There is a 33 story concrete high rise component supported on drilled shafts, and a mid-rise component that is 5 levels of Type III wood construction over a 2 story concrete podium.

Market 42 Foundation
Market 42 Foundation
Market 42 Foundation
Market 42 Foundation
Market 42 Foundation
Market 42 Foundation
Market 42 Foundation
Market 42 Foundation

See more on this project here:  Market 42

structural engineering lectures, civil engineering lectures

E+M Attends International Mass Timber Conference

E+M Partner Rafael Machado and Associate Principal Kris Morrison spent several days last week at the International Mass Timber Conference in Portland, Oregon.

The International Mass Timber Conference is the largest global gathering of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber experts in the world.  There is a special focus on manufacturing and mid to high-rise design and construction.

E+M discussed design challenges with engineers that have successfully completed mass timber projects, talked through supply chain logistics with contractors and mass timber suppliers, and consulted with industry experts on the steps needed to make these projects more of a reality on the east coast.

E+M is now well versed in the intricacies of mass timber design and construction.   As more jurisdictions adopt the new 2021 International Building Code, that allows up to 18 stories of timber construction, E+M is poised and ready to cost effective structural solutions for this exciting new frontier in construction.

Mass Timber

Mass Timber

Mass Timber

 

Mass Timber
via Woodworks

 

22 west edge charleston sc

22 West Edge Time Lapse Video

Check out this 22 West Edge time lapse video!

22 West Edge is a 150,000 square foot,  8 story steel framed office building in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

See more on this project here:  22 West Edge

Also, on the right side of the video you can see our 10 West Edge project working toward completion!  See more on this project here: 10 West Edge

structural engineering lectures, civil engineering lectures

Welcome Ellen, Faaz, Ryan, and Jacqueline!

E+M would like to welcome new hires over the past few months Ellen Weiss, Faaz Rafi, Ryan McJilton, and Jacqueline Melson to the team!

Ellen Weiss will be based in the Arlington office as an engineer.

Fazz Rafi will be based in the Atlanta office as an engineer.

Ryan McJilton will be based in the Atlanta office as an engineer.

Jacqueline Melson will be based in the Atlanta office as Office Manager.

 

cold formed steel framing

Cold Formed Steel Framing Gaining Traction In Multifamily Construction

Ellinwood + Machado has long been known for our expertise with concrete and wood structures, but did you know that E+M is also very accomplished when designing structural systems for load bearing cold formed steel framing!

EM has significant experience/expertise on several major cold formed steel projects throughout the US.  With several million square under our belt, we have successfully completed projects is the following cities among others :

Charleston, South Carolina – 10 West Edge , 55 Romney

Cincinnati, Ohio  – The Banks

Detroit, Michigan – Third & Grand

Nashville, Tennessee – Broadstone Gulch

Atlanta, Georgia –  Star Metal Residences

Sandy Springs, Georgia – Somerby of Sandy Springs ,

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Hotel Indigo

Cold formed steel, or light gauge steel, as it is sometimes known, is a non-combustible, lightweight, and strong construction method that is easy and fast to construct.    Cold formed steel is very popular in multi-family developments where code limits timber building’s height and combustibility requirements.  Cold formed steel can go up to 9 stories and doesn’t have the shrinkage issues that timber construction typically has.  Projects can be stick framed or more commonly, panels can manufactured off site and assembled with ease at the project location.

Check out a few examples of recent projects that E+M has done:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let us help make your next engineering project a success.