SidePlate has been developing their trademark moment connections for 25 years as a means of producing safer, more economical structures with a reduced need for field welding.  SidePlate recently released an all-bolted version of the moment connection for use in wind governed or low-seismic projects.  The elimination of shop welds in the connection results in drastic reductions in shop labor time and better accommodates shops that utilize different forms of automation. 

For more information, please visit SidePlate’s website and see their press release linked below.

SidePlate Website

All-Bolted SidePlate Connection Press Release

The Rosenberg Building, located on the campus of Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, was originally built in 1999. Morabito Consultants (MC) served as structural engineer for the expansion and required modifications to the existing structure for the two-story addition constructed in 2020. The addition will help Mount Washington meet the growing pediatric needs of the Baltimore community. MC is proud to work with Hord Coplan Macht and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company on the expansion and improvements to our local healthcare facilities.

MC is proud to have served as structural engineer of record working alongside Penza Bailey Architects, EBA Engineering, Inc. and Johnson Consulting Engineers, Inc. to design Roberta’s House, a Grief Support Center in downtown Baltimore. Whiting-Turner is putting the finishing touches on the building as it is set to open to the public in February 2021. Structurally, the building consists of slab on grade with a large depressed assembly area, plus 2 floors and a roof, all framed with structural steel beams & columns and composite Hambro joists. This grief center will provide a much needed service to the Baltimore community as a safe space to receive support and companionship while dealing with difficult personal situations.

MC is actively seeking both graduate and experienced structural engineers to join our esteemed team in the Baltimore area. Recognized in our region as a structural engineering industry leader, MC has been in business since 1983 and performs structural services for over 300 projects each year. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from single family homes to $400 million retail/commercial buildings, and our wide variety of structural consultation services include structural design, parking design, forensics, and building remediation. MC offers a family-oriented, casual work environment with an emphasis on collaborative problem solving, exceptional client service, and opportunities for career growth.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in architectural or civil engineering with an emphasis in structures

• Strong background in structural theory, analysis, and design of steel, concrete, masonry, and wood building structures

• Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Revit

• Experience with common structural software packages (RAM, RISA, Staad, Multiframe, Tedds, Enercalc, etc.)

• Good communication skills, both oral and written

• Ability to manage projects and work professionally with clients and design teams

• PE Certification is preferred

• 3-10 years US experience preferred

Candidates must be authorized to work for any US employer without sponsorship.  Please attach a resume with cover letter, and send it off to us. We look forward to hearing from you.   careers@morabitoconsultants.com

Teamed with OTJ Architects, MC is wrapping up design phase services for the new M&T Pavilion renovation project at The France – Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, MD. This new performance venue will occupy the historic Eutaw Savings Bank building (listed on the National Register) which was connected to The Hippodrome as part of the theater renovation project in the early 2000’s. The project features two new framed mezzanines and a suspended tension grid within the vaulted main space of the building. The flexibility of the venue to accommodate various types of events will be enhanced by the utilization of retractable stage, flown state of the art video wall, and telescopic theater seating systems.

As we continue to spotlight new personnel joining our team, MC is very happy to introduce Lauren Banks, our winter intern. Lauren is a civil engineering major and writing minor at the University of Delaware where she serves as a member of Chi Epsilon and Kappa Alpha Theta, and on the executive board of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Away from work and school, she can be found hiking, reading, or planning her next travel adventure. While interning with MC, she is excited to see the practical application of her structural engineering courses.

Morabito Consultants is excited to welcome Nate Tucker and Laurie Decker to our team! Nate recently graduated from the University of Maryland and joins Morabito as a Design Engineer. Laurie is stepping into the role of Accounting Manager and brings with her a wealth of experience from working in the industry for over 15 years!

Terri Norwood

MC is wishing a happy retirement to Terri Norwood, our administrative assistant for the past 20 years. Terri has been an integral part of our day-to-day operations at MC, and her presence and contributions will be sorely missed. She has assisted with everything from proposal development to marketing efforts, and was invaluable when it came to identifying long forgotten job numbers from years past. We wish Terri a wonderful retirement and hope she gets to spend as much time as possible with her family and most importantly, playing with her grandkids.

Kyle Pepper

Please join Morabito Consultants in wishing Kyle Pepper a BIG congratulations for passing the Professional Engineer exam! MC is very proud to say that we now have an amazing 16 PE’s on staff!

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