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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JAMA Partners with Clenergy

John A. Martin Associates (JAMA) was selected by Clenergy America as a long-term and local US partner. JAMA has worked with Clenergy for quite some time, developing a calculator that allows the firm the estimate more accurately the embedment depth and leg spacing of the mounting solutions at various stages of a project. JAMA will continue to hone our model and provide stamped structural calculations for large commerc
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JAMA Celebrates 60 years at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

JAMA formally celebrated a milestone event last night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles; it’s 60th year in business. Nearly 400 employees, clients, colleagues and friends gathered in Disney’s BP Hall to celebrate the firm’s accomplishments and bright outlook for the future. Thank you to everyone who has helped JAMA reach an incredible level of success over our history. We look forward to many mo
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JAMA Principal Presents Webinar

JAMA Principal Steve Ball, SE, presented a live webinar on behalf of software company Bentley as part of the company’s “Structural Software User Spotlight” series. Held on July 30, the presentation focused on JAMA’s role in the Los Angeles International Terminal expansion and the RAM structural software used for the project. Highlights included the firm’s curved moment frame concept that utilized non-orthogonal momen
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JAMA Turns 60!

2013 marks a significant milestone in the history of John A. Martin & Associates; 60 years of structural engineering excellence and an unwavering dedication to our clients. The firm was founded on April 12, 1953 by John A. “Jack” Martin and has served clients, institutions and municipalities across the globe from its headquarters in Los Angeles since. JAMA is marking 2013 with a variety of internal and external i
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Three JAMA Veterans Retire in Spring 2013

After decades of association and dedication to John A. Martin & Associates, Kai-Chen Tu (26 years), Kan Patel (28 years) and Marvin Mittelstaedt (41 years) will retire from practice this Spring. All of us at JAMA wish each of these special individuals the best and applaud them for their innumerable project achievements and especially for their personal friendships. Their accomplishments and contributions have le
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