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Hooper to present at SEAoO's Mentoring Night

Posted on March 23, 2017

On March 23, SMBH's Rob Hooper, PE will take part in the Structural Engineers Association of Ohio (SEAoO) mentoring night in Columbus. "A Structural Engineer's Prospective: Lessons learned from the design of a seven story, mile-long industrial plant for a Japanese client," is the title of the presentation and based on the opportunity Rob had to work on a multinational project in South Carolina.

Rob will be recounting multiple trips to Otsu, Japan, working with many different process engineers and architects, to design an integrated and complex seven-story facility. He will also be discussing the design challenges, coordination issues and communication challenges with Chinese and Korean equipment suppliers and British steel detailers.


Metz presents at BX event

Posted on March 23, 2017

On March 2, SMBH President Stephen Metz was one of the presenters for a Builders Exchange (BX) instructional event. This class, "Advanced Construction Drawings," provided attendees instruction from local industry experts in site work, structural, HVAC/plumbing and electrical drawings. Other presenters included John Igel (George J. Igel & Co., Inc.), Mark Massman (West-Ward Pharmaceuticals), Garry Montgomery (Dynamix Engineering, Ltd.) and Ryan Brickner (Speer Mechanical).


SMBH continues to grow

Posted on March 23, 2017

We are pleased to announce several new members of our growing team! Dawn Becker has joined SMBH as our new controller, J.D. Null is our new director of human resources and BIM specialist, Ann Strosnider, has joined our BIM team. Please join us in welcoming Dawn, J.D. and Ann!


Beier and Noser To Present at OSPE

Posted on January 14, 2017

“The Structural Perspective of The Ohio State University North Residential District Transformation” will be the topic of Jon Beier and Joe Noser’s presentation to the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) on January 19 at 11:30 a.m. Find out more about this presentation and register here.


SMBH completes 8th annual KL/r challenge

Posted on January 14, 2017

On November 21, the SMBHealth and Wellness team kicked off the 8th annual KL/r campaign with the initial weigh in. What is the KL/r? It is known as the "slenderness ratio" in structural engineering. The challenge is designed to keep our team motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the holiday season. The program ran through the end of the year with the final weigh-in taking place on January 3. Check out our Facebook page to see this year's winners! Interested in starting a similar program at your office? Contact Lisa Connelly.