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April 2018

Traveling to Japan for Flight of Dreams Project Installation

Partner Kal Benuska, SE recently travelled to Japan to oversee the Flight of Dreams, a large-scale installation featuring the first Boeing 787 airline inside Central Japan International Airport’s (Centrair) main terminal. Thirty-five percent of the Boeing 787’s components are made by Japanese suppliers and then shipped to the US for final assembly. In July 2015, Boeing donated the first-ever built 787 – the ZA0
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The Structure Behind the Broad Beach Residence

JAMA has recently begun sharing some of the interesting structural challenges we encounter on projects. The latest in this series is the Broad Beach Residence – a 2-story structure with irregularly shaped floor plan for Michael Ovitz, of Creative Artists Agency and Disney fame. The actual building area is 16,000 square feet and the roof is about 30 feet from slab on grade. The new home fronts Broad Beach in Mal
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Employees “Fight For Air” at the Downtown LA AON Center

Under the guidance of JAMA’s Activities & Adventure Committee, eleven employees and friends of the firm “fought for air” last Saturday, April 14th. The stair-climb was part of the American Lung Association’s annual fundraiser, helping those affected by lung disease. The group climbed 63 floors, or 1,393 steps, of Downtown LA’s AON Center; including 4 individuals that completed the trek in under 15.5 minute
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JAMA BIM Director Part of AR/VR Panel

JAMA’s BIM Director Marcello Sgambelluri joined other multi-disciplinary leaders on Wednesday, April 4th in DTLA to discuss how the A/E/C industry is pushing the boundaries of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in design and construction. Central to the discussion was how these technologies streamline productivity, communication and collaboration. JAMA provided a VR booth showcasing how the firm integrates V
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Cal Poly Administrative Replacement Facility Tops Out

Cal Poly Pomona’s highly anticipated ARB (Administration Replacement Building) marked a major milestone this month as the last beam was placed on top of the steel roof. The 138,400 square foot facility which is comprised of two structures under a single, undulating and passive solar roof, will serve as the University’s new front door. The project, designed with CO Architects and constructed by C.W Driver, is expected
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