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JAMA Opens NorCal Office in Oakland

John A. Martin & Associates (JAMA) has opened an office in Oakland, an expansion that expands the firm’s capabilities and extends the service range to Northern California and beyond.
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JAMA Announces Hiring of Shop Drawing Detailer Kelly Kim

JAMA is excited to introduce Kelly Kim – an important part of our expansion plan for 2020. As a shop drawing detailer and project coordinator, Kelly is helping us work across the contractor/designer divide to create structural drawings in parallel with steel details. Following are excerpts from an interview with Kelly: Professional experience: 15+ years of Structural steel detailing and 10+ years as an Autodesk
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JAMA Honored with Excellence Award

JAMA was recently notified that the firm will be honored with the 2018 Professional Excellence Award by the Chinese American Construction Professionals organization, or CACP. CACP works to enhance member’s competitiveness in both local and global markets, facilitating professional and business networking and serving communities in the US and China to nurture future construction professionals. Each year, the organizat
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Performance Assessment Calculation Tool

JAMA Engineers are taking a small suggestion and are running with it – to the benefit of clients and the firm. The Stanford Escondido Student Housing project is an enormous effort, full of submittals, reviews and countless hours of coordination. In a recent meeting with a peer reviewer, a quick conversation about seismic performance of existing campus structures sparked an idea with JAMA team members: what if t
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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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