F&C Awards

August 2, 2019 – We are pleased and grateful to have participated as structural engineer of record in ten of the forty Top Projects of 2018 announced by Finance and Commerce this year. Principal and CEO Dan Murphy, Principals Murphy Curran and Ryan Hopeman, and Marketing Manager Gary Sabart attended the awards ceremony on July 25 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis. The ten winning projects are Berean Baptist Church, East End Apartments, Ecolab Global Headquarters, HQ Apartments, Hub on Campus Minneapolis, Mezzo, NordHaus, Osborn370, University of Minnesota Duluth Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building (HCAMS), and University of Minnesota Tate Hall Renovation. Ecolab Global Headquarters also won the People’s Choice Award. Dan Murphy (middle right) and Murphy Curran (right) stood up to accept the award for Hub on Campus Minneapolis along with representatives of J. H. Findorff & Son, general contractor.

Rochester Office Relocates

June 21, 2019 – In February, our Rochester office relocated to 206 South Broadway, Suite 300, in the heart of downtown Rochester. To formally mark the event, Managing Principal Al Hiniker and staff of our Rochester office, Principals Jason Pederson and Brion Szwed from our Minneapolis office, and 12 ambassadors from the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce joined in a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony on June 18. Because MBJ has been a frequent provider for projects at Mayo Clinic, our new location situates us to better serve Mayo, as well as our other clients working on Destination Medical Center (DMC) projects. One of those projects is the Biosciences Building at Discovery Square, which will open this year.

Hoffman to Share Connection Advances

April 2, 2019 — Jerod Hoffman, PE, president and senior principal of Meyer Borgman Johnson (MBJ), will speak about advancements in steel connection design and construction at the NASCC Conference on Friday, April 5 in St. Louis, MO.

Joining a small panel of steel connection design experts for the educational session, “Connection Dialogue”, Jerod will share experiences and insights in how improving the quality of steel connections can help reduce project costs and speed up construction. Discussions will focus on the value of data and collaboration to support a steel project’s positive delivery – from design to detailing to fabrication to erection.

NASCC: The Steel Conference offers more than 140 educational sessions and is the premier educational and networking event for the structural steel industry, bringing together structural engineers, structural steel fabricators, erectors, detailers, and architects.

Additionally, at the NASCC Conference, Jerod will serve as moderator for several educational sessions, Dan Murphy, PE, CEO and senior principal of MBJ will present “Ethical Cultures of High-Performance Organizations”, and MBJ will have an exhibition booth, Booth #1531.

Jerod has over 24 years of experience as a structural engineer covering a broad range of structural design systems, materials, and delivery methods. With international expertise and a passion for steel delivery, Jerod has become a valued speaker at national and international conferences. A licensed professional engineer in seven U.S. states and three Canadian provinces, Jerod has led some of MBJ’s largest and most complex steel connection projects including the Minnesota Twins Baseball Stadium, Minneapolis, MN, Atlanta Braves Stadium, Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Falcons Stadium, site of the 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta, GA, and multiple office buildings including two towers currently in design in New York City.

Dan Murphy presents at NASCC

March 19, 2019 — Dan Murphy, PE, CEO and senior principal of Meyer Borgman Johnson (MBJ), will be speaking at the upcoming NASCC Conference on Wednesday, April 3 in St. Louis, MO. The topic of his presentation is “Ethical Cultures of High-Performance Organizations.” Ethical breaches are reported daily in the media, and design and construction professionals face challenges of operating ethically every day. The educational session will explore the basics of ethical behavior and the benefits that can be enjoyed by individuals and firms that develop a strong ethical culture.

NASCC: The Steel Conference offers more than 140 educational sessions and is the premier educational and networking event for the structural steel industry, bringing together structural engineers, structural steel fabricators, erectors, detailers, and architects.

Additionally, Jerod Hoffman, PE, president and principal of MBJ will serve as a moderator at the NASCC Conference and MBJ will have an exhibition booth, Booth #1531.

Dan has over 40 years of experience as a structural engineer encompassing a broad range of structural design systems, materials, and delivery methods. A principal of MBJ since 1982 and a licensed professional engineer in 20 states, Dan has led some of the firm’s largest and most complex projects including the Kraus-Anderson Block Development and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, both in Minneapolis, MN, multiple office buildings, hotels, and residential towers, including the 41-story Alia tower currently in design. He is a past National Director of the American Council of Engineering Companies, past President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota and a past board member of ACE Mentor Program of America.