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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
It seems to me that practically every large construction project in the state of Utah has Reaveley Engineers somehow involved. I enjoyed my visit with Ron Reaveley and Parry Brown at their corporate office as we discussed Reaveley Engineers many projects and accomplishments. I learned of their great work on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Gardner Hall at the University of Utah, Abravanel Hall, Rice Eccles Stadium, One Utah Center, The Salt Palace, the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building and the new Salt Lake City Library. The list goes on and on of the company's structural engineering work.
Ron started the company over 30 years ago. In 1972 one of his very first "hires" became one of his best. Parry Brown was the second employee and now is the vice president.
Ron says, "RE&A's mission is to provide quality professional engineering services in a responsive and efficient manner while promoting excellence in design."
When I asked about some examples of work that adhered to that mission, they said, "Let us show you. Get in the car." We drove to the Bennett Federal Building in downtown Salt Lake City and Parry explained how the seismic upgrade of the building was accomplished with a very new technique that was so successful and admired that the company received the 2002 Citation Design Award from the United States General Service Administration.
We then took a walking tour of the Salt Palace and Ron explained the intricacies of the engineering and showed me the challenges and opportunities that the project provided.
Next was a tour of the new Salt Lake City Library. Wow! What a gorgeous building. Tomorrow on Speaking on Business I'll tell you about this fantastic new addition to our state and the part that Reaveley Engineers had in the huge project.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.