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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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JAMA Projects Win Big at LABC’s Annual Awards

Three JAMA projects received honors at this year’s Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards.  Emerson College Los Angeles won Grand Prize at the event while the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the MLK Jr. Inpatient Tower Renovation for the County of LA both won Healthcare Awards. Moderated by Sam Lubell of the Architect’s Newspaper, the 44th annual awards hosted approxima
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San Diego Airport Project Wins 2014 CTF Aviation Project

On May 22, 2014 the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) held its annual awards event to honor project excellence across all modes of transportation. Competing with built work across California in the public and private sector, the Green Build Expansion project at the San Diego Airport, the first LEED Platinum Aviation Project, took home the honor of “Aviation Project of the Year.” Principal in Char
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Emerson College Featured on Cover of Architectural Record

Architectural Record has featured the Emerson College Los Angeles campus as their cover story in the April 2014 issue.  JAMA design the structure for this jaw-dropping addition to Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. With a hybrid steel frame and concrete structure, the 107,000-square-foot building contains dormitories for as many as 217 Emerson students (about 130 are now in attendance) as well as classrooms
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JAMA’s Marcello Sgambelluri Receives Autodesk Expert Elite Title

Marcello Sgambelluri, BIM Director at John A. Martin, has been acknowledged for his contributions to the global Autodesk Community with the title of “Autodesk Expert Elite”. Joining only 180 other participants across 23 countries, Marcello was nominated and accepted for his significant contributions in time, knowledge, and assistance to the larger Autodesk customer support community. Per Autodesk, Elite m
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Steve Ball Honored for Lifetime and Notable Achievements

Principal Steve Ball, SE, will be inducted into the West Virginia Academy of Civil Engineers for lifetime and notable achievements on May 2, 2014. Steve’s induction is a reflection of his distinguished career and his contributions and services to the profession, education, and professional achievement by his alma mater, West Virginia University. This prestigious honor has only been given to a handful of alumni over t
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