SBSA Proud Of Our Licensed Professional Engineers

SBSA Proud Of Our Licensed Professional Engineers

Today is the third annual National Licensed Professional Engineers Day! On August 8, 1907, the first professional engineering license was issued to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming  on August 6, 1907. Since that time, licensure has expanded and professional engineers across the United States. have committed the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. PE licensure is the engineering profession’s highest standard of competence, a symbol of achievement and assurance of quality. SBSA is proud of our licensed Professional Engineers and all PE’s throughout America.

SBSA, Inc. is an engineering and architectural firm that specializes in Forensic Engineering and Architecture, New Design, Construction Management, and Re-design of properties. We deliver Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Administration, Building Envelope Repair, Forensic Analysis, and Performance Testing services in over 30 states to various clients, including: attorneys, HOAs, homeowners, developers, and builders. The team at SBSA provides professional engineering and architectural services encompassing the entire span of a building’s lifecycle from inception through rehabilitation. Our team of experts has the experience and ability to identify and provide the right solutions for our clients. SBSA has the extensive knowledge of construction compliance, rehabilitation and repair, construction and property analysis, forensic analysis, and more. We have the experience and ability to identify and provide solutions for our clients. We are familiar with all aspects of the building life-cycle, from initial construction through long-term maintainability. SBSA can identify critical problem areas before issues arise, and devise solutions after problems arise. Additionally, we are able to analyze and design repairs for your claims from foundations to roofing.

Learn more about our Licensed Professional Engineers:

Ed Fronapfel, PE

Jeff Felderman, PE

Harold Fronapfel, PE

Jerod Faris, PE

Ryan Barnes, PE

Steven Mallin, PE

Shawn Peatrowsky, PE

 

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In Loving Memory of Bonita Marie Fronapfel

In Loving Memory of Bonita Marie Fronapfel

Bonita Marie Fronapfel passed away on June 12, 2018. She was born in Clara City, MN on November 23, 1932, a daughter of Peter and Marie Schuman, she is survived by her sisters Carole, Patricia, Cathy and brother Eugene who preceded her in his death. She is survived by her spouse Harold Fronapfel of whom she married on April 18, 1955. Harold and Bonita have ten children, Tom, Steve who preceded her in death, Jim, Karen, Mike, Gretchen, Lori, Ed, Eric, and P.J. Bonita worked as a bank teller in Murdock, MN and for the State of Minnesota. While married she worked at Warder Elementary, Joslins Department Store, and for a land holding company all while maintaining a strong and healthy household in Arvada, Colorado. She moved to Colorado in 1952, where she met Harold in 1954 on a blind date and they were wed at St. Catherine’s Church in Denver.

Services will be held at Spirit of Christ in Arvada, Colorado on July 17, 2018 @1pm. Following services, there will be a “life remembrance” ceremony.

She provided the following legacy:

“That those who really believed in me, for who I am, really am, would come to understand that …not who, when, or why I did something, but instead, how it helped to make yours and my day better. That nothing was ever done out of anything but love and wanting to make your day better, and our life easier during good and bad times. When we give to someone we should give with the understanding that we may never receive something in return or even expect it. That things come back to us from different people in different ways. I believe we can make everything have some positive effect, providing that we let it. To always look for the good, not the bad in every situation.”

~Bonita Fronapfel

We will all miss Bonita dearly and hope that her life and passing provide others the insight into happiness, patience, joy, and perseverance. In lieu of flowers, Bonita requested that donations are made to those who helped make her last days comfortable.

Please donate in her honor to TRU Community Care Hospice Center 

SBSA Welcomes Jim Fillerup, NCARB, LEED BD+C to the Team!

SBSA Welcomes Jim Fillerup, NCARB, LEED BD+C to the Team!

Jim Fillerup, RA Architectural CoordinationSBSA welcomes Jim Fillerup, NCARB, LEED BD+C.

SBSA has been providing architectural services that are complimented by our team of Engineers and Construction Managers. The team at SBSA now includes the talents of Jim Fillerup, NCARB, LEED BD+C. Jim comes to SBSA with over 30 years of experience in Architecture, Project Management, Programming, and Quality Assurance. His work includes Senior Family high rise design, industrial facility, and restaurant design. Some of Jim’s extensive career highlights include: coordination and management of the design and construction for educational, commercial, retail buildings, senior housing high rises, and large industrial buildings. Jim provided both the Quality Assurance and Quality Control including the design of the buildings, creation of the construction documents, quality control of the design and specifications for numerous projects.

Some of the recent highlights in Jim’s distinguished career include the design and management as the Architect of Record for several of FedEx new facilities, additions, remodels and renovations located throughout the United States. Jim was the Senior Manager and Design Quality Control manager for Border Control Headquarters for U.S. Department of Homeland Security at Blaine, Washington, coordinating and Managing Architect for a new operations building at the Ft. Lewis Army Base, Ft. Lewis, WA. He provided the work as the LEED Certification Manager for South Rim Maintenance and Warehouse Facility for the National Park Service, Grand Canyon National Park.

Jim was the Design Manager and Design Quality Control Manager for several Department of Defense projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. Included in his resume is the service as the Initial Project Manager/Organizational Program Architect for a new $60 million Public Safety Complex in Atlanta, GA. Jim was the Appointed Management Design Architect and Quality Control Manager and existing site evaluation manager for several projects from post-Katrina hurricane damage in Biloxi, MS and New Orleans, LA. As well he served as the Consulting Management Architect for new Cloudcroft, NM, U.S Forest Service Ranger Station.

Jim has a Bachelor of Science, Architecture/Business Administration, Montana State University, holds an NCARB Certificate, a LEED Accredited Professional by U.S. Green Building Council and GBCI for BD+C credentials and is licensed in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Jim serving in the United States Army was awarded the Purple Heart on two occasions in the Vietnam War, and SBSA welcomes this national hero to our team with a great thank you for his service and sacrifice.

Big News! SBSA secures its first repair job in Texas

Big News! SBSA secures its first repair job in Texas

BIG NEWS! SBSA SECURES ITS FIRST REPAIR JOB IN TEXAS

Located in Austin, Brodie Heights Condominiums has employed the expertise of SBSA’s skilled team of engineers, architects, and construction specialists.

Consisting of 282 Residential units spanning across 94 three-unit condominium buildings, this job requires SBSA to provide a multitude of services. Not only will our experienced team provide designs and oversee construction and repair, SBSA will also provide quality assurance services throughout the reconstruction process. Our goal will be to provide a final site with 94 buildings comparable in construction, performance, and aesthetic which can be reasonably maintained on a consistent and regular cycle.

Our expert team will provide services relating to:

  • Foundation
  • Grading and Drainage
  • Site Flat Work
  • Elevated Balconies
  • Fenestrations (specifically Windows and Garage Doors)

Furthermore, the SBSA team is well qualified to integrate building elements – how the foundation interacts with the surrounding grade, how the grade impacts the façade above, and how building envelope elements are tied together to protect the overall performance of the buildings.

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License Coverage

SBSA holds licenses in 39 states throughout the US. Our experts handle all engineering and architectural aspects for our clients.

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Consideration Of The Interrelation Of Components

Consideration Of The Interrelation Of Components

CONSIDERATION OF THE INTERRELATION OF COMPONENTS

The construction of properties requires that the integration of many components be provided between horizontal construction of the utilities, roads, and building pads and ultimately the vertical construction of the buildings.

The difficulty of correction to the grading for drainage is often encountered when unknown conditions such as the burial depth of the utilities is assumed, but not determined.  In the example above, the electrical lines were found to be only 4 inches below the grade after the landscape was removed, and the regrading of the protective zone around the perimeter was reestablished.

Consideration of the interrelation of components is required during planning, design and construction, and then during rehabilitation of the property.  The Xcel requirements for the electrical systems would be 24 inches, the water lines at frost depth and the sewer lines would be above the frost depth.  The original construction requires that the electrical systems are installed when the rough grade is within 6 inches of the final design requirements, this would hopefully reduce the potential for conditions like this, where the shallow burial of the electrical system creates a hazard to the maintenance companies working on this site, and may not protect the utility from damages.

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checkmark Provide repair solutions if necessary

License Coverage

SBSA holds licenses in 39 states throughout the US. Our experts handle all engineering and architectural aspects for our clients.

See where we’re working right now:

Need an expert analysis for your insurance claim?

Submit an insurance claim form and SBSA will:

checkmark Review the claim
checkmark Determine and assess the damage
checkmark Examine potential causes of the damage
checkmark Provide repair solutions if necessary