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JAMA Opens NorCal Office in Oakland

John A. Martin & Associates (JAMA) has opened an office in Oakland, an expansion that expands the firm’s capabilities and extends the service range to Northern California and beyond.
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It’s Job Fair Season!

It’s Job Fair season across California, which means our engineers get to meet amazing students, share our vision of engineering excellence, and give out lots of swag. If you’re a student interested in learning about JAMA’s internship opportunities or life in our NorCal or SoCal offices, stop by our tables at one of these upcoming events: • SEAOSC Job Fair – Wednesday, Feb 5 • Cal Poly SLO Job
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JAMA Celebrates the Holidays – Family Style

A highlight of JAMA employee’s social calendar is the Family Holiday Party – a happy hour celebration each December that invites employees and their families. This December more than 80 people, including 15+ kids, joined for ornament decorating, food and cocktails, a magic show by the one and only “Kentini”, a Santa Claus appearance, and hand-picked gifts for the kids (made possible by lists from the parents an
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ACE Build Day Goes to the Dogs

JAMA has been involved with ACE Mentoring for decades, and this month we supported our teams at San Gabrielino High School and John Marshall High School at the ACE Build Day, held Saturday, November 16th. Students designed a multi-functional doghouse and were tasked with constructing their creations with the help of contractors and mentors, including JAMA’s own Kent Kaewwaen.
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JAMA Celebrates Halloween

From Jim Hopper of Stranger Things to Napoleon to Lego, JAMA has got it covered this Halloween! Our office held its annual costume competition, and visited with neighboring companies inside the Fed Reserve Bank building to see if ours were better (it was a close call this year). Everyone pitched in for the lunch potluck too……
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JAMA and the Great American ShakeOut

As Structural Engineers, you’d think we would know exactly what to do when a seismic event hits, but even we practice earthquake drills, especially during the Great American Shakeout.
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JAMA Joins AISC’s SteelDay in Marina Del Rey

JAMA engineers Matthew Michnewich, SE, David Dorier-Sammut, PE, and Pi Chansuk attended AISC’s SteelDay, held for the first time on a chartered yacht in Marina Del Rey. The networking-oriented event gathered industry steel-focused professionals to discuss trends, news and projects. One of the benefits of attendance – in addition to the sunset views – was connecting directly with steel manufacturers. The group shared
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JAMA Re-institutes a Time-Honored Tradition

Thanks to the firm’s Activities & Adventures Committee, JAMA reinstated an old tradition this past weekend in Pasadena with the 2019 Family Picnic. The afternoon gathering brought together employees, families, kids, and even dogs to a beautiful shaded park. The group cam together for games, food, drinks and the opportunity to catch up on things outside of work – enjoying things like an all-ages relay
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JAMA Looks Back: 1994 Northridge Earthquake’s 25th Anniversary

JAMA is remembering the Northridge Earthquake, which took place 25 years ago today. As the costliest natural disaster of its time in SoCal, it has since shaped our practice, and our city. One of biggest lessons learned: the need for high performance seismic connections. JAMA, and the industry at large, has continually explored ways to improve life safety, decrease property loss and increase resilience through improve
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JAMA’s James Lee Named AAa/e Foundation Board Director

Congratulations to JAMA Senior Engineer James Lee for being selected as an incoming Board Member for the Asian American Architects / Engineers of Southern California Foundation (AAa/e) Foundation. His commitment and future efforts will help the organization raise funds for scholarships for students pursuing a career in architecture, engineering or construction. The AAa/e Foundation was created in 2004 as a branch of
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