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San Diego Airport Project Receives LEED Platinum Designation

The San Diego Airport expansion, with structural engineering design by JAMA, has been awarded a platinum certification by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The project is the first commercial airport terminal in the world to earn this designation, the highest possible achievement in sustainable construction. The project, dubbed the “Green Build,” included both a 460,000 square-foot expansion
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Valley Regional Middle School Project Update

Since an initial campus opening in 2012, the LAUSD Valley Region Middle School #3 in Sun Valley has engaged students in new ways. With three main buildings totaling 48,000 square feet across 9 acres, the project is full of amenities and features, including a 6,000 square-foot amphitheater that seats up to 1,000. The steel and concrete structure extends from the south of Building C and utilizes tapered steel beams tha
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Broad Museum Announces Free Admission

When Eli and Edythe Broad gave a hard hat tour of the Broad Museum’s construction last week, invited guests and news media thought they would see soaring spaces and a flurry of construction activity. They got all of that and more, as the couple announced that upon completion in late 2014 admission to the museum will be free. John A. Martin & Associates has provided structural engineering on the building’s “veil”;
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LAX Tom Bradley Terminal Opens

The Grand Hall and five passenger gates at LAX’s Tom Bradley Terminal officially opened this week to traveler fanfare and visits by significant past and present City dignitaries. The unveiling ceremony took place on September 18 and in the coming weeks the full range of upscale, local restaurants and shops will open for business. In the interim, passengers can explore and enjoy duty free shopping, free wi-fi and amen
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Castellated Beams at Emerson College Los Angeles

This month marked a milestone in the construction of the new Emerson College Los Angeles Center; the final construction beam was set on July 17th and activity is quickening in anticipation of the project’s January 2014 opening. Part of the final construction assembly included eleven 120’ castellated beams (a type of expanded beam) on the north side of the structure. The castellated beams at Emerson serve a dual purpo
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Natural History Museum Opens the Otis Booth Pavilion

Earlier this month the Natural History Museum of LA County celebrated its centennial anniversary and officially unveiled the latest component of the campus renovation and construction effort; the Otis Booth Pavilion. This six-story steel and glass cube complete with multimedia will serve as the Museum’s official front door and connect the North Campus landscape to the 1974 Building via an arched pedestrian bridge. Jo
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JAMA Principal Chosen for SF Transbay Tower Structural Review Team

JAMA Principal Dr. Farzad Naeim is one of four distinguished experts selected to serve on the Structural Design Review Team (SDRT) for the San Francisco Transbay Tower. Magnusson Klemencic Associates will serve as the structural engineer of record for this historic project, which includes an office tower of 60 stories above grade and three basements. The structural design is performed in accordance with the 2010 San
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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Center for Science and Math Finalizing Construction

Construction of Cal Poly SLO’s Center for Science and Math is on schedule and slated to open in fall 2013. The $119 million, 189,000 square foot building is a powerful symbol of the central nature of science and mathematics in the University’s polytechnic curriculum, and was designed to inspire curiosity and teamwork in the teaching and learning process. Construction progress can be viewed via two live webcams:
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401 Tustin Mental Health Campus Now Open

County of Orange/ four building mental health campus includes a two-story Residential Crises Center with 15 short-term beds; a non-residential wellness center for people in recovery, and an education and training center for those who aspire to careers in mental health services. Facilities also include a meditation room, a patient-maintained garden and small apple orchard. The project was designed by Alexander + Hibbs
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JAMA / RTKL Participating in CanStruction

JAMA is excited to be teamed with the Los Angeles office of RTKL on Canstruction. This design/build competition invites teams of architects, engineers and designers to create structures made entirely from canned food with all proceeds benefitting the LA Regional Food Bank. Our team is formulating the design for this year’s entry which will be constructed in a 10’x10’x8’ space for public display in January.
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