BASELine – Summer 2023

Net Zero

We’re pleased to announce our membership in SE 2050, a commitment to substantive reductions of embodied carbon in structural systems. As a proponent of only using the necessary materials and EOR of Hawaii’s first high-rise (Hale Kalele) to incorporate CarbonCure, a technology that consists of injecting trapped carbon dioxide into concrete mixes, this marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to prioritize and promote sustainable structural solutions.

    Typhoon Mawar

    With sustained winds of 140 mph, Typhoon Mawar made landfall in Guam on May 24. Fortunately, modern structures in Guam are designed for 195 mph winds so most completed structure saw minimal damage. No damage has been uncovered thus far on any completed structure designed by BASE. Most observed damage to structural elements involved reinforcing steel bars and installed formwork that were awaiting concrete placement.

    Welcome to BASE!

    Meet our newest team members (clockwise from top left):

    In Honolulu:
    Tina Wong, Office Administrator
    Jeffrey Pilarca, Senior BIM Manager

    In Chicago:
    Garima Sharma, Structural Designer
    Abhiram Tammana, Project Manager

    Woo hoo, we’re #2!

    We’re excited to place second in this year’s Best Structural Engineering Firm to Work For ranking. This is our fourth consecutive year in the top five. Congratulations to our team who help make BASE a great place to work! If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please see our Job Openings.