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JAMA Participates in CANstruction 2015

After weeks of planning and days of “can-struction”, John A. Martin & Associates and RTKL Architect’s creation, “The Not So Very Hungry Caterpillar”, is ready for unveiling! This is the third year JAMA and RTKL have teamed in CANstruction LA, an annual fundraising effort that brings awareness to hunger by asking teams of designers to create structures exclusively out of canned goods. The team’s creation won an h
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JAMA is On the Road!

JAMA has started the New Year off with a bang! Presentations and job fairs have been in full swing for several weeks, including a job fair at UCSD and a case study presentation to UCSD student engineers on our LAX Tom Bradley Expansion project, presented by Larry Pitkin and Jennifer Cheng. Additionally the USC Student Chapter of EERI paid a visit to JAMA’s office in Downtown Los Angeles to learn more about the firm,
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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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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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Farzad Naeim Chairs Conference on Earthquake Engineering

JAMA’s Director of Research, Farzad Naeim, is the conference chair of the 10th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, held July 21-25, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. More than a thousand academics, practitioners, students and public officials will attend along with delegates from nearly 50 countries to explore the state of the art and practice in earthquake engineering. Over 800 sessions will explore topics su
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JAMA at the US – Iran Symposium on Resilient Cities

On Tuesday, June 17th JAMA’s own Farzad Naeim served as a Moderator on a discussion of Resilient Cities at the US – Iran Symposium on Resilient Cities. Held at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA, the event focused on the development, atmosphere and utilizes of resilient cities where scientists from both Iran and the US shared knowledge and visions for minimizing the
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John A. Martin Nominated for ACE Award

As a long-time supporter of the ACE (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Mentor Program of America, JAMA has been nominated as this year’s ACE Mentor Engineering Firm of the Year. ACE mentors high school students across the US; inspiring them to pursue careers in design and construction. It’s now the construction industry’s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students a
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JAMA BIM Director Chosen to Speak at Revit Conference

JAMA’s BIM Director Marcello Sgambelluri, will be a featured speaker at the ninth Revit Technology Conference Australasia in Auckland, New Zealand. Scheduled to take place from Thursday May 16 to Saturday May, 18, 2013, the conference will once again explore the latest trends, technologies and best practices in Revit and BIM as a means of streamlining the building procurement and construction process.
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JAMA Principal Chosen for Tall Building Design Course in Italy

JAMA Principal Dr. Farzad Naeim will be one of two US academics and practitioners teaching a short class on state-of-the-art in seismic analysis and design of tall buildings at the School for Advanced Studies of Pavia, Italy. Scheduled for April 2-12, 2013, the class is organized by the UME Graduate School and will feature lectures, workshops and hands-on project instruction.
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JAMA Participates in UCSD, UCLA, Cal Poly SLO Job Fairs

As part of the firm’s ongoing focus in attracting the best local and national talent, JAMA participated in three job fairs in early 2013. JAMA Principals, Project Managers and Staff held booths and talked to dozens of students at UCLA, UCSD and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
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