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Higher Ground St. Paul recognized by Precast Concrete Institute

Recently, Higher Ground St. Paul received Honorable Mention in the 2018 All-Precast Concrete Solution Award category. The five-story emergency shelter and residential facility is the first phase of the Dorothy Day Place project, a concerted effort to combat homelessness in our community. We were privileged to work alongside Cermak Rhoades Architects to provide a durable and robust structure that will allow the Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis to serve residents for years to come.

To learn more about the project, click here.

Photo from PCI website.

Cathy Beck joins MMY

Cathy has been in the business for years, and joins us after taking time off to renovate her home along the Mississippi River.  She says she’ll miss hearing the call of the eagles in her backyard, but we’re confident we can make similar noises here to make her feel at home.

MMY welcomes Jessica LoBello, P.E.

Jessica’s background in residential and commercial design are a welcome addition to our team.  In addition to stepping into several projects right away, Jessica is providing guidance to several of our engineers-in-training.  We’re thrilled to have her aboard!

MPLS Armory in the news

During Super Bowl week, one of our favorite projects received quite a bit of attention from local media and national acts!  MMY served as Structural Engineer of Record for the Minneapolis Armory renovation, and we are thrilled to see the structure come into its final form.  After performing a thorough building condition assessment, our work included:

  • reinforcement of existing concrete frames
  • structural slab repairs and new venue floor
  • new steel-framed mezzanines
  • reinforcement of the 200′ steel roof trusses to support the hanging mezzanines (and pop stars)

StarTribune: Minneapolis’ newly revamped armory ready to rock as Super Bowl concert venue

KARE11: Minneapolis Armory to be Super Bowl nightclub venue



MMY has added another David

David Hedberg, experienced EIT, joined our team earlier this summer, and we’re happy to have him aboard!  David is a University of Minnesota grad with several years of experience, allowing him to hit the ground running at MMY.   His transition has been so smooth that we assumed he’s been here all along!

Two new EIT’s

MMY Welcomes Peter Olney and Jordan Hurst to full time engineers-in-training!

Peter, recently back stateside after studying in Germany for five years, brings us vibration and structural dynamics expertise, and is getting experience on many different project types!

Jordan received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Fall 2016 and is already knee-deep in helping with several projects as well!

Helical Piles

Helical Piles

Helical Pile

Where site conditions are less than ideal for typical spread footings, we have seen an increase in the use of helical piers.  It seems that their popularity is growing due to installation methods improving and more contractors getting familiar with installing them. We continue to find use for helical piles in a variety of commercial and residential projects.
A recent local project near the Mississippi River used ‘Chance’ piles.