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Janah A Risha

 

Registrations

Structural Engineer – California and Nevada

Professional Engineer – Civil – California and New Jersey

Education

Masters of Science, Civil Engineering – Stanford University, Stanford, California

Bachelors of Science, Civil Engineering – Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

President

Mr. Risha specializes in large scale design and trouble‐shooting the hard‐to‐build, highly technical projects. He has been practicing structural engineering for over 25 years and has extensive experience designing structural systems for diversified building projects. His portfolio includes structural engineering for numerous building projects, performing structural design in steel, concrete, masonry, and timber. Mr. Risha has designed structural rehabilitation and seismic strengthening schemes for numerous buildings, supervising the preparation of plans, details, and specifications.

In addition to traditional building projects, Mr. Risha has also been providing Structural Engineering design and construction documents for the Motion Picture and Television industry since 1994. He is active with several professional organizations, including the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), serving as President for 2017-2018 term, Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC), serving as its President in 2011-2012, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), International Code Council (ICC), and the Fellowship of American Society of Civil Engineers (F.ASCE).

Professional Affiliations

President 2017-2018, Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)

Fellowship of American Society of Civil Engineers (F.ASCE)

American Concrete Institute

American Institute of Steel Construction

Applied Technology Council

International Code Council

Associate AIA Member

Past Chair – Southern California Development Forum (SCDF)

Professional Memberships

Past President and Member of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC)

Past Chair, SEAOC Building Code Streamlining Committee

SEAOSC Existing Buildings Committee and SEAOSC Building Code Committee

Chair of Technical Committee , SEAOC 2006 Convention

ASCE Standards Committee on Condition Assessment of Buildings

ASCE Standards Committee on Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings

Project Experience Types

Mixed-Use Structures and Developments

Educational (K-12, Community College, Higher Education, Public/Private)

Healthcare (Hospital and MOB)

Commercial (New and TI)

Residential (Multi and Single Family)

Civic/Municipal

Entertainment

Government/Military

Industrial

 

 

Registrations

Professional Engineer – Civil – California and Virginia

Structural Engineer – California

Professional Engineer – Alabama

Education

Bachelors of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Principal

Mr. Breaks’ breadth of skills and experience spans over 20 years in the structural and civil engineering fields. Matthew’s expertise includes inspection of concrete, steel and timber bridges, tunnels, trusses and other structures. His flexibility in working with clients and design professionals helps deliver seamless solutions to complex structural requirements from design development through project completion. Matthew is experienced in structural analysis utilizing steel, concrete, masonry and wood, and has completed projects in California, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Arizona and Washington D.C. His experience in working with high seismic  requirements makes him skilled in anticipating and resolving potential conflicts before they become challenges.

Some of Matthew’s most notable work includes: managing major structural renovations, including the addition of multiple new structures, at the Aerojet Rocketdyne De Soto campus in Canoga Park, CA; structural design services for the Cirque du Soleil production “Iris” located in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA; structural design and construction support services for the 300,000 square foot multi-use facility Atlantic Times Square in Monterey Park, CA, which included a 14- Plex Movie Theatre; and, the award winning Saban Media Center for the Television Academy in North Hollywood.

Project Awards

The Saban Media Center: SEAOSC Excellence in Structural Engineering for Landmark Structures Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Award of Excellence for Commercial Office Buildings & Headquarters San Fernando Valley Business Journal Best Office Project, IIDA Calibre Award for Entertainment Best Project Cultural/Worship, ENR Southern Regional Winner.

Alliance Academy High School: SEAOSC Excellence in Structural Engineering Award of Merit, for the Retrofit/Structural Alteration Category

Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)

Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC)

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Institute of Steel Construction

Project Types

Mixed-use Projects

Theatre and Performance Venues

Educational Projects

Commercial Buildings (New and TI)

Industrial and Entertainment Projects

Multi-family Residential

Custom Homes

Seismic and structural investigations using ASCE 31 and 41

Equipment anchorage and non-building structures

Seismic retrofit of existing structures

Fall Protection

Temporary Structures

Bridges/Tunnels (Highway and Pedestrian)

Tunnel and Bridge Inspections

Truss Inspections

Water Treatment Plants

Pump Stations

 

Registrations

Professional Engineer – California and Nevada

Education

Bachelors of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Senior Associate & Branch Manager

Mr. Corrigan has 13 years of experience in delivering successful solutions to structural challenges. Daniel has a strong background managing projects in varying sectors such as hospitality, tenant improvements, multi-unit residential, mixed-use, retrofits, and restoration.

His expertise includes managing project design for various structural projects including steel, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, and acrylic. In addition to his experience in design, he has excellent project management skills and is able to maintain the standards, even when involved in multiple projects.

As the Senior Associate in charge of the Las Vegas office he oversees project resources, manages personnel and client relationships.

Professional

Structural Engineers Association of Southern Nevada (SEASoN)

American Institute of Steel Construction

Project Types

Municipal Buildings

Multi-Family Residential

Commercial Buildings

Commercial TI Projects

Industrial Projects

Mixed-use Projects

Educational Projects

Entertainment Projects

Custom Homes

Seismic and Structural

Investigations Using ASCE 31 and 41

Equipment Anchorage and Non-Building

Structures

Seismic Retrofit of Existing Structures

Temporary Structures

Highway Bridges

Pedestrian Bridges

Tunnel and Bridge Inspections

Truss Inspections

 

Registrations

Structural Engineer – California

Professional Engineer – Civil – California

Education

Bachelors of Science, Civil Engineering – University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

General Manager, Risha Healthcare

Mr. Sangiovanni, has provided leadership to multiple construction projects in the healthcare industry, applying more than 19 years of experience with project management, engineering, OSHPD policies and regulations and financial and business administration.

As General Manager of the Risha Healthcare Division exclusively dedicated to the healthcare industry, he has experience in designing and directing the construction of multiple projects in hospitals, skilled nurse facilities and clinic buildings. Projects completed range from new buildings, additions and remodels, structural and non-structural seismic upgrades, extensive medical, mechanical and electrical equipment installations, and multi-facility programs.

Kaiser Permanente National Facilities Projects, SCAL:

-Regional Patient Lift Upgrade Phase 2 (1,135 beds)

-Regional Patient Lift Upgrade (357 beds)

-Pharmacy Perimeter Security Hardening (133 pharmacies)

-UST Leak Detection (11 PLD)

Kaiser Permanente FS – Patient Lift Installations

Kaiser Permanente NFS – Electronic Medicine Cabinets (Intellicab)

Kaiser Permanente – Facilities Projects:

-Downey, Panorama City, West LA, LAMC, Irvine, Riverside, Anaheim

Corona Regional Medical Center – Main Campus:

-SPC and NPC upgrade projects

-Infrastructure improvement: generator, boilers, chillers, AHU’s and medical gas equipment

-ER building construction

-Nuclear Medicine, MRI, CT scanner, OR lights

Monrovia Memorial Hospital:

-SPC upgrade project

-Generator replacement

Foothill Presbyterian Hospital:

-SPC upgrade project

Methodist Hospital of Southern California:

-SPC upgrade project

Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC)

Project Types

Hospitals, SNF’s, and clinic buildings construction

Wide range of remodels, additions, repairs, and retrofits

SPC upgrade projects

NPC upgrade projects

Infrastructure utilities improvement projects

Installation of imaging equipment

SB1953 compliance programs