Cool as a Cucumber – Curb Manufacturing

Cool as a Cucumber – Curb Manufacturing

DRE panel drawing

Cool as a Cucumber – Curb Manufacturing

A curb manufacturer, and repeat client, requested engineering services from J3 Engineering Group to review a new bracket design for air conditioning units. This design would tie down mechanical systems for a major grocery store retailer in the south.

Using spreadsheets and specialty software, engineering calculations were provided to verify the bracket and curb designs. Designs needed to be able to withstand both high wind and seismic events and use on multiple units. Special tie downs were engineered to secure each unit.

The design is currently being duplicated for repeated use. Each air conditioning unit held by J3 reviewed brackets can now be installed safely and securely.

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Wastewater Tank Optimization

Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Wastewater Tank Optimization

DRE panel drawing

Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Wastewater Tank Optimization

A wastewater treatment company and long-term client, recently contracted J3 Engineering Group to optimize their large wastewater filtration tanks.

J3 was tasked with design optimization that involved two key components. The first involved using a client-provided model to perform a complete structural analysis of the tank. The bearing condition was modeled to realistically represent the permanent conditions that would be expected in the actual anchored and grouted base condition. The second involved optimizing the supporting legs of the tank for effective cost management. This analysis condition was created to properly envelope the stresses in the legs of the tank.

J3 not only met the client’s needs, but also developed new ways to improve the FEA process. The project is complete and will better serve the community by providing cleaner water for years to come.

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American Family Insurance Summerfest 2017

American Family Insurance Summerfest 2017

American Family Insurance temporary structure

American Family Insurance at Summerfest 2017

Look for the American Family Insurance Experience at Summerfest this year. The temporary structure (comprised of 5 separate modules) was engineered by J3 Engineering Group and will feature the ability to design your own photo that reflects your personal dream, relaxing on the rooftop lounge, and a variety of festival necessities.

J3 analyzed the steel components of the promotional structure, which needed to be easy to transport, yet stable. It was engineered without the use of traditional base connections since it was temporary and could not be anchored to the ground. To ensure stability in high winds, J3 engineered a way to tie the individual modules together to act as a whole structure thus making it heavy enough to resist the applied wind loads.

Be sure to stop by and check out our work at the American Family Insurance Experience!

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AAOS

AAOS

AAOS

J3 Engineering Group, LLC provided precast engineering services to a local precaster to build the new American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Rosemont, IL. Drawings, plans, and piece tickets for production of precast panels were needed to complete the project.

Clear and concise communication between both parties was necessary to engineer the architectural wall panels consisting of precast sills, wall panels, “u”-shaped column covers and numerous spandrels varying in shape and size.  What made this project challenging was the use of multiple different types of mixes and finishes in a majority of the panels.

J3 was commended by the precaster for their excellence in communication and quick turnaround on the 4 month project. The new building will include an orthopedic learning center with more than 20 orthopedic organizations and include the latest technology and energy efficient systems. It is scheduled to be erected by the summer of 2014.

For Further Reading and information: http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/sep12/cover1.asp

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Mayfair Collection

Mayfair Collection

Mayfair Collection Grand Opening

The new Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin opens today and J3 Engineering Group took part in designing the storefronts. We engineered the cold formed steel structure and framing.  To see pictures of the building progress, prior to the grand opening check out this link.

Located at highway 45 and Burleigh, this was once home to a Roundy’s  and Kohl’s Food Stores warehouse. The old structure was reused, but has been transformed into a retail shopping center including stores like Nordstrom Rack and Saks Fifth Avenue, which are new to Wisconsin.

The festivities started early this morning with gift card giveaways, food, live music, and more.

For Further Reading:

Learn more about our cold formed steel services

http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2013/12/23/mayfair-collection-to-open-april-3-in.html

http://mayfaircollection.net/news/

http://www.jrn.com/tmj4/news/Mayfair-Collection-shopping-center-opens-Thursday-253633081.html

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