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Understanding Earthquake Retrofit Strategies

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Erickson Structural principal, Brandon Erickson, describes the differences between prescriptive seismic upgrades and engineered seismic upgrades and offers information regarding the “pros” and “cons” for each methodology in his article “Understanding Earthquake Retrofit Strategies” published in the Vancouver Business Journal on December 2, 2016.  Click here to read the complete article.

Recovering From a Property Damage Loss

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Erickson Structural principal, Brandon Erickson, and Paul Davis Restoration owner, Justin Graham, want building owners and tenants to know these five things before disaster strikes…find out what they are in the Vancouver Business Journal article “Recovering From a Property Damage Loss” .  Click here to read the article.

Congratulations Amber Corsen, PE

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Amber Corsen has been employed at Erickson Structural as an Engineer in Training/Designer since 2012.  Amber recently passed the Washington State Professional Engineer exam and is now a professional engineer.  Amber has been promoted from Designer to Design Engineer.  Congratulations Amber!

Seismic Upgrades & the Mega Earthquake

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Erickson Structural principal, Brandon Erickson, was interviewed by the Vancouver Business Journal for their article “Seismic Upgrades & the Mega Earthquake” for his professional opinions regarding how business and building owners can prepare for the pending mega earthquake.  Click here to read the full article.

Wailea Beach Villas Penthouse Garage Ceiling Repairs

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Erickson Structural was retained to analyze the Penthouse parking garage ceiling slab of the Wailea Beach Villas in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, to determine the cause(s) of cracking in the conventionally reinforced portion of the ceiling slab and to recommend repairs for the slab, which included epoxy crack repair and fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) installation. Erickson Structural was retained for the final development of epoxy crack repair specifications and the design of the FRP strengthening repair scheme for the underside of the Wailea Beach Villas Penthouse parking garage ceiling. Contech Services, Inc. worked in conjunction with Erickson Structural to install the FRP to the underside of the parking garage ceiling slab and to inject epoxy into the cracks of the conventionally reinforced portion of the ceiling slab per Erickson Structural’s design and specifications. Click here for an article by Contech Services, Inc. describing their involvement in the project.

Arizona State Licensed Structural Engineer

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Brandon Erickson, principal of Erickson Structural, recently received his Arizona State Structural Engineering license!  Brandon is currently licensed in ten of the United States, including Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, California, Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Nevada and now Arizona.  Congratulations Brandon!