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Steel Goes Up at Cal Poly Pomona

Project Manager Matt Timmers recently led project engineers Mario Leon, Mike Brown and Parbi Boodaghian on a site observation visit to review elevated concrete slab, concrete shear wall, and link beam construction on the firm’s most recent Cal Poly Pomona effort. Anticipated to open in Fall 2018, the College’s Student Services Building (SSB) is a 140,000 square foot visual and academic gateway to the campus. Providin
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Site Work Almost Complete at LA BioMed

Design might be complete on the new LA Biomed project, but construction-related activity for Project Manager Greg Orozco and his team is just beginning. Over the last week of June, DPR Construction exported 3,500 cubic yards of soil in preparation for the project’s mat foundation. The new foundation will require 3,000 cubic yards of concrete, about the size of an Olympic swimming pool. This month construction begins
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JAMA Provides Engineering for National Veterans Memorial & Museum

JAMA Partner Steven C. Ball and his team have been hard at work collaborating with structural engineers at Knippers Helbig and Allied Works Architecture on the National Veterans Memorial & Museum. JAMA is the lead structural designer and SEOR for the project which features a concrete arched structure with glass curtainwall. Located in Columbus, Ohio, the facility is a world-class, state-of-the-art museum and mem
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Irvine Spectrum Expansion Well Underway

A Macy’s department store once stood where Irvine Spectrum’s newest one- and two-story retail is being constructed. JAMA has been working with the Irvine Company and Architects Orange on the project, which will include twenty new stores divided by a wide walkway concourse/paseo. JAMA’s scope also includes a 400 square foot pavilion/shade structure and minor alterations to existing structures that will remain. The pro
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Kaiser Opens Chino Grand – A New Approach to Healthcare

JAMA celebrated alongside Kaiser Permanente, HDR Architects and Whiting Turner Contracting Company last month at the opening of Chino Grand, a 50,000 square foot, LEED Gold facility that is ushering in a new approach to healthcare. Considered a Health Hub, Chino offers traditional clinical services such as physician offices, exam rooms and labs, but integrates technology such as digital membership cards, express chec
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Glendale Library Reopens After Extensive Rehabilitation

JAMA employees Barry Schindler and Ben Rogowski attended the reopening of the Glendale Central Library, completely closed to the public for 8 months as part of a 5-year design and renovation effort. JAMA provided structural engineering for the project, which reorganized and enhanced the overall quality of the original 1960’s two-way reinforced waffle-slab structure. New dual entries on the north and south ends connec
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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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Cuesta College Campus Center Finalizes Framing

The 44,000 square foot Campus Center at Cuesta College’s North County Campus in Paso Robles is finalizing framing! The two-story structure will include admin offices, admissions and records, student services, a health center, transfer and counseling, financial aid, food services, a bookstore and class- and conference rooms. In the upcoming month, the Concrete Contractor will begin installation at the second floor. Th
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Mixed-Use Retail Project Finalizes Framing in Kirkland, Washington

Construction is gaining momentum at the Village at Totem Lake, a mixed-use, design-build project in Kirkland, Washington. JAMA is providing structural engineering for this effort, which is expected to be have Phase I complete later this year. The original Totem Lake Mall was built in 1973, and has experienced varying states of vacancy and neglect. The renovation and expansion, for brands like Whole Foods, includes fi
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UofA’s SIPHER Now HSIB

The 165,000 square foot Health Sciences Innovation Building (formerly referred to as the Simulation, Inter-Professional Health, Education & Research or SIPHER building) is out of the ground! This healthcare / higher-education facility built on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson is a joint effort between JAMA and Martin, White, Griffis Structural Engineers in Tucson. In addition to flexible large, medium
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