Staff

29 Jun DEBBIE LOWE RETIREMENT

Debbie Lowe retired in June this year after almost 15 years with SDG. Debbie started with SDG in 2006.  She was a valued member of our staff taking on almost any administrative role needed and was a key contributor in our Field Group working with members of the Construction Administration team, architects, contractors, and testing agencies. Her always smiling, always helpful, willing and grateful attitude will be greatly missed.          ...

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25 Aug PHIL FRANCIS IS RETIRING

Phil Francis, one of the original founding shareholders at SDG, is retiring after 21 years with the firm. Phil has been involved in structural drafting and detailing in Nashville for 45 years. He has designed and modeled thousands of facilities across the United States. Phil has served as the CAD Systems Manager, IT Manager, Senior Project Coordinator, and Manager of SDG’s Structural Modelers since the firm was founded in 1999. He's been an essential contributor to...

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16 Jan KRIS BOMAR PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL

In January 2020, Kris Bomar was promoted to Principal at SDG. Previously, he was an Associate Principal in the firm. Kris began his engineering career in 2001 as an Engineering Intern at SDG following his graduation from the University of Tennessee. Kris received a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2004.  He has significant experience in conventional and post-tensioned concrete structures, as well as steel and masonry structures. He has worked on a...

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04 Dec “STRUCTURAL VIBRATION SERVICEABILITY” PUBLISHED IN MODERN STEEL CONSTRUCTION

SDG Principal Jeremy Salmon and Brad Davis, vibration consultant and owner of Davis Structural Engineering, publish article in the December 2019 issue of MODERN STEEL CONSTRUCTION magazine. “Structural Vibration Serviceability” explores advanced design methods in AISC’s design guide on vibrations - “AISC Design Guide 11: Vibrations of Steel-Framed Structural Systems Due to Human Activity (DG 11), Second Edition.” Jeremy and Brad discuss the advantages of collaboration between structural engineers and vibration specialists in designing new construction for...

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02 Oct “DESIGNING FOR FUTURE EXPANSION” IN STRUCTURE MAGAZINE

"Structural engineers play an essential role in designing and detailing structures to accommodate future expansion, as well as helping the owner and design team plan ahead for the intended use and functionality of the additional floors." SDG's Jeremy Salmon, P.E., S.E. and Jennifer Acton, P.E. discuss "Designing for Future Expansion" featured in the October issue of STRUCTURE magazine. https://www.structuremag.org/?p=15030 http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d86df6ee#/d86df6ee/12          ...

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26 Sep JIM STEPHENSON PRESENTS STRUCTURAL TALK AT HCA’S 2019 PARTNERING MEETING

SDG was honored recently by being asked to present at HCA's annual Partnering Meeting for Capital Deployment. Jim's session focused on performance-based design, which originated in the Nuclear industry, and how it can contribute to the continuous operation of hospitals during and after intense wind and seismic events. SDG is grateful for our longstanding relationship with HCA Healthcare and thankful for their commitment to provide the best possible facilities for patients and their families.   ...

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24 Sep SDG’s 2ND ANNUAL CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

SDG held our 2nd Annual Cornhole tournament Friday. Congratulations to Tom and Paul for winning , coming back from a tough draw in the bracket with no first round bye and one loss and toppling the favorites, Sean and Caleb. We enjoyed a short break in Nashville's September heat wave on a breezy day full of serious competition, trash talk, and fellowship.   ...

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16 Sep 2019 NASHVILLE HEART WALK

SDG team members, babies, and dogs supporting the American Heart Association at the Heart Walk! It was a hot September day on the Vanderbilt campus, but we had fun supporting a great cause.     ...

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10 Sep 5TH ANNUAL GULCH CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

We had a great time participating in the 5th Annual Gulch Cornhole Tournament presented by ESa, MarketStreet Enterprises, and JE Dunn, supporting the American Heart and Stroke Association. SDG was a proud Gold Level Sponsor for the event that raised more than $15,000 for the organization. SDG's Kris Bomar and Jared Ganstine were the first place winners. Yeah, they're pretty good at cornhole...

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