JAMA Staff hosts SEAOSC Spring Education Event

As the SEAOSC Education Committee Chair, Matt Michnewich hosted a full day of structural education for over 50 engineers focused on seismic design and new local building ordinances. The morning session focused on the 2015 IBC SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design manual and included Irregularities & Discontinuous Elements, Wood Frame Design Examples, and Cold-Formed Steel Design Examples. The afternoon session focused
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Project Manager Matt Timmers Speaks to Chi Epsilon Chapter

Project Manager Matt Timmers, SE spoke to the Chi Epsilon Chapter of Cal Poly Pomona on May 9th. The Civil Engineering honor society was originally founded in 1922 to recognize and honor civil engineering students and professionals, and now has 137 active chapters at universities across the United States. Matt’s diverse project portfolio and his oversight on projects of all sizes, including the current 138,000 square
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JAMA’s BIM Director Lectures at USC

Marcello Sgambelluri, JAMA’s BIM Director, was a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California (USC) last week. Speaking to graduate architecture students, Marcello covered some of the finer points of Revit and Dynamo, just two of the programs JAMA utilizes in its advanced BIM efforts. Beyond Revit and Ynamo, the firm also employs Digital Project, Rhino, TEKLA, 3DS Max, Bentley systems software, BIM 3
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JAMA and UCLA: An Introduction to SAP2000

JAMA team members Adena Nik and Project Manager Larry Pitkin have been teaching entry-level engineering classes this Spring, designed to introduce UCLA students to SAP2000. SAP2000, a structural analysis software, is widely used throughout the engineering industry but many universities lack hands on training with the program. Adena and Larry sought to help bridge the gap between UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of E
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Mass Timber High-Rise Design Research

On July 21st JAMA hosted presentations at local architecture and construction firms about a study conducted by Matt Timmers of JAMA, Andrew Tsay Jacobs from architecture firm Perkins+Will, and Austin Baker from contracting firm Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company. The study reimagines a code-compliant, high-rise mass timber apartment tower in Los Angeles. Using the existing reinforced concrete Museum Tower Apartm
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JAMA Participates in Revit Technology Conference, Australia

JAMA’s BIM Director Marcello Sgambelluri presented at this year’s Revit Technology Conference (RTC) Australia, held May 12-14 in Hunter Valley, Australia. He presented two lectures (one on creating wonderfully parametric families; the other finding other uses for the Structural Analytical model in Revit beyond Structural Analysis). He also facilitated a lab on super cutting edge Revit Structural Modelling
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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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UC Irvine Contemporary Arts Wins DBIA Awards

JAMA is thrilled to have served as Structural Engineer for the UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts Contemporary Arts Center by Ehrlich Architects, one of the honorees at this week’s DBIA Awards Gala. Held during the National Design-Build Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, the Gala included presentations to a total of forty eight projects within various categories. UCI was a top winner, taking home honors in the
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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Baker Center is Complete

Cal Poly SLO’s Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics is complete! John A. Martin & Associates served as the Structural Engineer for this 189,000 square foot, six-story, multidisciplinary landmark building. Located in the center of campus to powerfully symbolize the central nature of science and mathematics in the university’s polytechnic curriculum, the facility was designed by ZGF Architects o
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