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JAMA Employees Fight For Air

On Saturday April 8th, twelve employees and friends from John A. Martin & Associates participated in the Fight for Air Climb at the AON Center in downtown Los Angeles. Climbing 63 floors with 1391 steps, these brave souls stepped up to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. JAMA raised over $1500 to benefit the mission of the American Lung Association. Congratulations!
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Shaquille O’Neal Statue Unveiled at Staples Center

Los Angeles Laker Shaquille O’Neal was honored with a 1,200-pound bronze statue outside the Staples Center last Friday. JAMA staff members Matthew Timmers and James Lee provided structural engineering for the 9’ tall structure suspended 10’ above the ground, engineering the backboard that supports Shaq as well as the anchorage into the existing Staples Center structure which was reviewed for additional loads.
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JAMA Gives Back to USC / EERI Students

With a long teaching, employee, and project history with the University of Southern California, JAMA was pleased to donate to the University’s Student Chapter of EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute) in support of their 2017 Seismic Design Competition entry. Entries from dozens of national and international engineering schools included a high-rise designed in collaboration with other student architects and
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Gingerbread Engineering

Each month JAMA hosts an internal, themed event to informally celebrate the birthdays that will take place in the upcoming 30 days. The firm has enjoyed events inspired by holidays and significant occasions, including the Olympics in Brazil, the start of the Fall Football season, and a host of holidays. For December, our committee offered attendees the opportunity to build gingerbread houses and decorate the company’
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JAMA Welcomes Jaime Garza, S.E. as Senior Project Manager

Jaime Garza, S.E. has joined JAMA as a Senior Project Manager. With over thirteen years of professional experience, Jaime brings a wealth of knowledge in specialty structures and performance-based design to the firm. His experience ranges from hospitality to mixed-use campuses to public art projects for both public and private sector clients. Specific projects include efforts for the University of California, LAUSD,
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JAMA’s Larry Pitkin Goes for the Gold

JAMA’s Larry Pitkin, S.E. will be travelling to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia to compete in the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on Sept 4th. Athletes from over 70 countries will be competing in the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1 mile run. Live coverage of the race will be available on www.Ironman.com. More than 3,000 athletes from around the world who qualified at another IRONMAN 70.3 events wi
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JAMA Hosts 2016 Tall Buildings Annual Conference

JAMA hosted the 2016 Tall Building Annual Conference on Emerging Concepts in Structural Design of Tall Buildings on May 6th. The panel of experts provided lessons from the past as well as new developments and approaches on the advancement in technology, research, and practice.
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Ben Rogowski / Scott Willard Earn Travel Stipends

Congratulations! Ben and Scott are two of only twenty people in CA, AZ and NV who were awarded a travel stipend for the NASCC Steel Conference to be held in Orlando, FL. The award, which was announced earlier this month, the result of a 1,000-character (approximately 250 word) essay on why they would benefit from attending the conference. Enjoy Orlando, gentlemen!
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JAMA BIM Director Receives Top Speaker Award

For the 4th year in a row, Marcello Sgambelluri, JAMA’s BIM Director, has received a Top Speaker Award at Autodesk University. The most recent conference was held in Las Vegas and the honor was received in the Best Instructional Demo category for his class, “More Practical Dynamo: Practical Uses for Dynamo Within Revit.” Congratulations Marcello for being singled out from among 800 classes!!
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Trailer Martin Memorialized at The Palm

When Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi opened The Palm Restaurant in 1926 in New York they had no money to decorate. Luckily, their location on Manhattan’s Second Avenue was in close proximity to the headquarters of King Features Syndicate and attracted a large clientele of cartoonists. In exchange for their meals, artists would often draw their own creations on the walls of The Palm. This unconventional decorating tradition
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