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Marlborough School’s Arden Project Opens

When the Arden Project broke ground in 2015, the Marlborough School announced the commencement of a “visionary campus expansion project nearly 50 years in the making”. The project, which officially opened this Fall, includes a series of state-of-the-art recreational and communal spaces conceived not only as a significant campus expansion (nearly 1 acre of usable space), but as an important extension of the school’s c
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LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility Recognized by ENR

The LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility, a renovation of the Old Rampart Station in the Historic Filipinotown neighborhood of LA has received an Award of Merit in Southern California from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in the Government/Public Building category. Presentation of the honor was on October 4th in Los Angeles. Click here to learn more about the judging process and other winners across 19 categories.
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JAMA’s Matt Timmers Speaks in Portugal

JAMA’s Matt Timmers spoke at the 2016 International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA) in late July. The conference, held this year in Guimaraes, Portugal, is the world’s leading global conference bridging the gap between structures and architecture. Matt’s lecture on mass timber high-rise design, cost and schedule research presented the competitive advantages of wood over concrete.
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Chino Grand MOB Tops Off

JAMA’s work on the three-story, 51,000 square foot Chino Grand Medical Office Building (MOB) for Kaiser Permanente has passed a milestone. Last month the structure, done in collaboration with HDR Architects and ConxTech, had a topping off ceremony. Like several other JAMA MOB’s for Kaiser Permanente, the project is utilizing ConXtech as a means of expediting construction (which should be complete next Sum
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Fifth XiangYa Hospital of Central South University

JAMA has finalized design development-level drawings for a new 2,500-bed hospital in Changsha, China. The Fifth XiangYa Hospital, designed by Payette in Boston, MA, will provide a new, world class model for the delivery of healthcare in an integrated and efficient environment. The campus consists of a series of interconnected structures organized in two main groups — the General Hospital and the VIP Hospital — that s
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JAMA Pursuing National ICC Committee Spot

The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) has nominated JAMA Engineer Matt Timmers, S.E. for the International Code Council (ICC) Ad Hoc Committee for Tall Wood Buildings. JAMA’s Ben Rogowski, P.E. has also submitted his application for a place among the committee. This is a new group created just last year, but seeks to explore the building science of tall wood buildings through the expert
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JAMA Celebrates the Holidays

The holidays are a great time at JAMA, with tins of the traditional JAMA red tin of popcorn everywhere, the whir of projects being wrapped up before the New Year, and our involvement with the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. As sponsors, JAMA employees sign up to provide toys and gifts for 21 children ages 2-13 in the community that may not otherwise receive anything at the holiday. Also as part of the holidays, JAMA sta
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Celebrating Steel Day

JAMA is excited to help celebrate the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Steel Day on Friday, September 19th. The annual event is a way to bring awareness to the benefits and design possibilities of structural steel. JAMA often uses steel as a preferred structural system for complex and large-scale projects: it is faster to erect and in most cases more cost effective than its concrete counterparts. It also of
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Trailer Martin Reappointed to Clark County Board of Appeals

Trailer Martin serves on a number of regulatory and oversight Boards in California and beyond. He has recently been unanimously renamed for another term on the Clark County, Nevada Combined Board of Building Appeals. Known as the CBBA, the Board hears appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by Building Officials relative to application and interpretation of technical codes.  The Board is comprised of eig
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JAMA Employees Receive Anniversary Pins

As part of JAMA’s annual holiday celebration the firm presented a host of commemorative pins marking employee’s ongoing dedication. Given each year since 1997, the pins are given to employees that have celebrated a milestone anniversary of any five-year increment. 2013 recipients included Steve Ball, Kim Carden, Mike Brown, Lena Chan, Nergal Daniel, Colin Leung, Larry Pitkin, Ryan Anderson and Trish Yu (5 years); Kur
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