Barrish Pelham & Associates named "Best Firms to Work For" for the 5th Year by Structural Engineer Magazine
Sacramento, CA - Structural Engineer Magazine announced the results for the National 2011 Best Firms to Work For. Sacramento's own Barrish Pelham & Associates, again ranked in the Top Three. Barrish Pelham has ranked in the Top Ten for the past five years.
Structural Engineer magazine honors firms who commit to creating great workplaces. The top firms are characterized by excellence in six categories: culture, benefits, performance & recognition, compensation, professional development, and recruiting and retention. The annual Best Firms to Work For Ranking recognizes the firms with these qualities. The annual summit is where people from the A/E/P industry gather to acknowledge the winners and share strategies, success stories, and industry news.
Barrish Pelham & Associates, Inc. is a small Structural Engineering firm located in Sacramento, CA and has been in business for over 65 years. The current owners are Mr. Stephen Pelham, Mr. Peter Sandlin, and Mr. Ian Williams.
Distinguished firms were honored during an awards celebration on Sept. 29 during the 2011 Best Firms Summit in San Diego, California. The top three firms were ARW Engineers, from Ogden, UT, Barrish Pelham & Associates, Inc. from Sacramento, CA and Bracken Engineering from Tampa, FL. Three California companies rounded out the top 10. Along with Barrish Pelham, Degenkolb Engineers from San Francisco ranked 4th and Hinman Consulting Engineers from San Francisco ranked 5th.
Barrish Pelham & Associates, Inc. ranked 2nd place in the Small Firms Division. For more information on Barrish Pelham & Associates, Inc. please visit www.barrish.com .
The October issue of Structural Engineer magazine has the complete list of the top 12 companies, along with Honorable Mentions. For more information on the 2011 Best Structural Engineering Firms To Work For and read the article, visit http://www.gostructural.com/magazine-article-gostructural.com-10-2011-2011_best_structural_engineering_firms_to_work_for-8536.html
The Great California ShakeOut is a statewide earthquake drill spanning all 58 California counties. There are 8.2 million participants and counting!
Most residents of the Central Valley are familiar with the occasional â€œrollâ€ of a Bay Area earthquake. Few know that there are actually earthquake-producing faults that underlie the valley sediments below them. These faults have been deeply buried by sediments deposited by flooding rivers since they last ruptured. Included in this group is a buried fault that in 1892 produced a strong (estimated M6.6) earthquake centered in the Vacaville-Winters area, where significant damage occurred. Other poorly defined faults in the Central Valley include the Midland, Sweitzer, Dunigan Hills, and Willows faults, along with whatâ€™s generally referred to as the San Joaquin fault zone, which is made up of numerous buried faults extending along the western margin of the Great Valley. Because we cannot yet clearly define the locations of most faults buried beneath the valley floor, it is impossible to calculate what ground motions are likely to be produced if they were to rupture. However, we do know that the shaking can be significantly damaging as indicated by the 1892 Vacaville-Winters earthquake and the 1983 Coalinga earthquake (M6.5).
Join Barrish Pelham & Associates, Inc. as we participate in The Great California ShakeOut on October 20th at 10:20 a.m.!
For more information and to sign your firm up follow the link provided here: http://www.shakeout.org/