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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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JAMA Camps in the Desert

What was originally planned as a lovely Fall camping trip IN Joshua Tree National Park turned into a lovely Fall camping trip OUTSIDE of the Park. The “campsite” was a bit primitive, but our hearty JAMA campers said it was a great time to hike, explore and bond over hot chocolate! The group headed to Joshua Tree National Park on Friday evening, but since the campsites inside the park were all full the group ended up
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JAMA Celebrates Halloween

JAMA has always been proud of our diversity, which shines particularly bright on Halloween. From PBS painter Bob Ross to Melania to Frida to zombie dolls to Bruno Mars, Aladdin Genie’s to the Brawny Man and even Captain America…we’ve got it all! In addition to costumes, the firm hosted a pumpkin carving contest as part of the monthly happy hour. Six teams vied for prizes and bragging rights and JAMA
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JAMA Softball Fights for the Silver Pig

For nearly 10 years there has been an annual softball match between JAMA and members of our office building’s (the Federal Reserve Bank) security force. In this year’s showdown, JAMA swept the “Feds” to bring home the coveted trophy, a hefty silver piggy-bank! In the best of 3 games on August 25th at the Glendale Sports Complex, JAMA won 4 to 3 in Game 1, and then a whopping 20-3 in game two. Well done team!! #nomatc
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Enjoying Summer – It’s Beach Day!

JAMA friends and family enjoyed an afternoon at the beach recently, complete with games, swimming, and food. The firm’s Activities & Adventures Committee has been busy this summer, and continues their stellar programming in late September and beyond. Next up – JAMA Gamenight on Wednesday, September 19th!
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JAMA Celebrates #WomeninEngineering

In anticipation of Saturday, June 23rd as International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED18), JAMA introduced some of the amazing individuals who produce and support the firm’s award-winning engineering on LinkedIn. Her Yang Lee, E.I.T., who joined JAMA last September, was the first in the five-part series, followed by Jennifer “Jenni” Shishido who serves as JAMA’s Director of Contracts & Risk M
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JAMA Completes The First Annual Cornhole Cup

JAMA’s Activities & Adventure Committee was looking for a way to channel some of our employee’s competitive spirit into a fun game that could be done during short breaks at work and after hours. The answer: a cornhole tournament! Cornhole (or bean bag toss for those of us who have been around for a while) is a popular lawn game that’s pretty simple: throw your bean bag at a hole in your opponents raised platform
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