Structural design of tall buildings is as much an art as it is an analytical experience. The team of John A. Martin & Associates is intimately familiar with both the analytical requirements and the structural artistry that is required to produce an efficient, cost effective, and safe design of tall buildings. Our staff includes graduates with doctoral degrees as well as many other licensed structural engineers who have design, detailed, and seen projects through the construction phase of the work. Our staff is kept on the cutting edge of tall building design by four of our most senior structural engineers in our office who are members of the esteemed Los Angeles Tall Building Structural Design Council which provides guidance to various building departments and presents proposed code revisions for the efficient design of tall buildings. Some members of our team are also teaching in local universities, and others are writing books on the design of tall buildings. Unseen to most is the artistry required on the part of structural design to meet architectural designs while still satisfying building code requirements. Our familiarity with this side of structural engineering sets us above the rest.
Tall Building structural engineers
John A. Martin & Associates, Inc. (JAMA) specializes in structural engineering services of tall buildings, and has maintained this concentration for over 60 years. JAMA’s capabilities in structural design extend to types and sizes or projects, for both private and public clients worldwide. Utilizing the latest design techniques, computer applications, and proven engineering concepts, JAMA derives structural solutions based on efficiency, economic feasibility, and support of a project’s architectural intent and expression.
While JAMA maintains expertise in a broad range of tall building structural engineering and services, the firm also seeks opportunities outside the traditional role, as noted by the following list of capabilities and services.
Structural Design of Structures
Seismic Evaluations and Upgrades
Renovation / Repair Design
Sustainable Design / LEED
Evaluations / Investigations
Programming, Conceptual, Schematic Design, through Construction Administration
Historic Design Considerations
Nonlinear Dynamic Response Analyses
Performance Based Earthquake Engineering
Design of Base Isolated Systems
Design of Structures with Energy Dissipation Devices
Research and Development
Vibration Analysis and Design
Structural Peer Review
Structural Plan Checking
Probable Maximum Loss
Legal / Expert Witness