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Emerson College Wins Structural Excellence Award

The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Board of Governors has selected the Emerson College Los Angeles Campus for an Award of Excellence in the category of Structural Systems Design. Conferred during the 2015 AEI Conference in Milwaukee, the event also announced that the project won best overall project/most innovative project honors. JAMA Project Manager Matt Timmers was asked to give a 10 minute presentation
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JAMA’s BIM Director Certified as an AUTODESK Professional

JAMA’s BIM Director Marcello Sgambelluri has been certified as a Revit Structure professional for 2015. Marcello has been certified on Revit Architect for the last two years but this year marks the first that certification was available for Revit Structure. AUTODESK certification offers a benefit to project teams and clients who may require special skills in Revit or particular expertise in the integration of Revit A
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JAMA’s Barry Schindler and Ryan Anderson Receive DBIA Certification

Two more JAMA employees have earned their DBIA certification this month; a result of completing a rigorous series of coursework and a formal exam for the nationally recognized Designated Design-Build Professional™ (DBIA™) certification. Barry Schindler, SE and Ryan Anderson, SE, will now be displaying “DBIA” after their names, identifying their expertise to design-build end-users and the industry at large as a profes
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Principal Steven Ball Inducted into Lambda Society

Steven Ball, SE has become the first engineer to be inducted into the Los Angeles chapter of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society for the advancement of land economics. This collection of developers, real estate attorneys, brokers, financial professionals, government officials, architects, and (now) structural engineer, focuses on sharing ideas, best practices, and ongoing dialogue about the ownership and
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Emerson College LA Honored with Bentley: Be Inspired Award

The recently completed Emerson College Los Angeles project has been honored again; this time with a 2014 Bentley: Be Inspired Award for Innovation in Building. The honor, one of only seven Special Recognition Awards, was announced at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference in London. The awards are special recognition of the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. The confer
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Shane Fitzgerald Earns DBIA Certification

Principal Shane Fitzgerald received his DBIA certification this month; a result of completing a rigorous series of coursework and a formal exam for the nationally recognized Designated Design-Build Professional™ (DBIA™) certification. By completing these requirements, Shane has earned the right to display “DBIA” after his names, identifying his expertise to design-build end-users and the industry at large as a profes
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JAMA at the North American Revit Technology Conference

JAMA’s REVIT and BIM specialist Marcello Sgambelluri represented the firm and presented two classes at the North American Revit Technology Conference in July. The first, entitled “Modeling Inverse Kinematics… in Revit”, focused on REVIT families and how to utilize inverse kinematics to facilitate rotation and movement. The second, “Dynamo 101”, focused on how to utilize the free Dynamo add-in for Revit. For the secon
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San Diego Airport Honored with DBIA Award

The recently completed San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 and Airside Expansion project has been honored with a National Award of Merit in the Aviation category from the Design-Build Institute of America. As a winner the project will also be considered for one of three Awards of Excellence in the areas of design, process and teaming. Awards of Excellence winners will be announced at the National Design-Build
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JAMA Participates in LA Seismic Safety Task Force

JAMA’s own Farzad Naeim is one of a handful of engineers selected by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve on the Los Angeles City Seismic Safety Task Force. The objective of the group is to formulate plans and regulations for evaluation and retrofit of non-ductile concrete buildings (those without adequate steel rebar) and tuck-under apartment buildings in Los Angeles. The task force has also been asked to develop a seismic
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Emerson College Secures Business Council Grand Prize

Emerson College has been in the news a lot lately; most recently as the Grand Prize winner of the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Awards. The project opened to students in January 2014, and since then has continued to be in the news as one of the hottest projects of the year in LA. JAMA provided structural engineering to longtime client Morphosis on the design, which features two residential towers that bookend o
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