Noteworthy Happenings

Here’s the latest on some of our project partnerships, as well as news about what our employees are up to:

JGA Response to COVID-19

JGA Response to COVID-19

March, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the JGA staff is working remotely. Our employees have the technology they need to continue providing the service and response you expect from us. We are actively monitoring the situation and have made this decision to help keep our employees, their families, our community and our clients healthy. We are reminding everyone to follow CDC and local health guidelines. Consequently, we’ll be participating in virtual meetings and using our judgement about making construction site visits. JGA Principals and Project Managers will stay in contact with clients as usual using their cell phones and email. … Continue Reading »

JGA Response to COVID-19
Rooted in JGA

Rooted in JGA

February, 2020

After leaving JGA as an engineer in training 22 years ago, Will Ryan has rejoined us only this time he’s bringing a PE license, a LEED AP designation, a portfolio of strong experience and an entrepreneurial spirit. You started your career at JGA about 22 years ago. Why come back now? When I moved back to Columbus in 2016, I ran into Dan (Geers) and Ron (Jezerinac) at the Structural Engineering Association of Ohio conference. Dan and I remained in touch after that. During the ensuing time I grew to understand Dan’s leadership qualities and how he’s endeavored to grow … Continue Reading »

Rooted in JGA
Thoughts on Wood Construction

Thoughts on Wood Construction

October, 2019

by Robert L. Johnson, PE, SE A recent Columbus Dispatch article picked-up on the growing use of wood construction for mid-rise buildings that’s occurring in the Columbus area. The article is spot on as it is now commonplace for multifamily buildings to utilize the advantages of the newer codes that permit up to five stories on a two-story podium structure. In some cases, it’s possible to obtain more density on the same footprint by adding another level in the form of a mezzanine above, or by adding subterranean parking below. One of the key differences in understanding these taller wood … Continue Reading »

Thoughts on Wood Construction
Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight

August, 2019

Meet Jenna Stone, Receptionist There’s a new voice on the other end of the phone when you call us. Meet Jenna! She comes to JGA with nine years of client service experience and we’re happy to have her. What makes you tick? COFFEE — which seems to be common here at JGA! What do you do outside of office hours? Ride horses on Sundays and enjoy some relaxation! If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? To speak many different languages to communicate like a local when I travel. If money were no issue, where would … Continue Reading »

Employee Spotlight
Sports = Valuable Lifetime Lessons

Sports = Valuable Lifetime Lessons

August, 2019

As a high school senior, Avery Dillaha, realized three important life lessons from her decade of participation in basketball and volleyball. By playing a team sport, Avery learned the importance of dedication, time management and working well with others. She plans to exemplify these lessons throughout her life. Because of this foresight, she is the recipient of the 2017 John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship. The scholarship honors John, a long-time, valued engineer with our firm, who lost his courageous battle with cancer in 2013. Jezerinac Geers & Associates, Inc., along with John’s family, started the scholarship to honor his compassion … Continue Reading »

Sports = Valuable Lifetime Lessons
Stuff Your Dog Fund-Raising Event for Pelotonia

Stuff Your Dog Fund-Raising Event for Pelotonia

July, 2019

How many hot dogs does it take to raise $450 for cancer research?   A total of 43 that’s how many! Jezerinac Geers hosted a Stuff Your Dog fund-raising luncheon for Project Engineer, Alain Kabbara, who is riding in fourth Pelotonia next month! Founded in 2008, Pelotonia is three-day bicycling and volunteerism event with One Goal – to End Cancer. With toppings that included chili, queso, cheese, onions, mac and cheese, salsa, beans and crushed potato chips (oh my gosh so good, try them if you haven’t!) it was hard for all of us to stay within our comfort zone … Continue Reading »

Stuff Your Dog Fund-Raising Event for Pelotonia
Storm Shelter Site Built Design Engineer

Storm Shelter Site Built Design Engineer

June, 2019

Considering that over 1,000 tornadoes are recorded each year in the US, Jezerinac Geers is proud that Stan Fuller, PE, a principal of our firm, is now designated as a “site built design engineer” by the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA). The NSSA states, “Site Built Design Engineer Members are registered professional engineers who design site built Residential and Community/Commercial safe rooms. Site Built Design Engineers demonstrated knowledge of and have experience with the application of the ICC/NSSA 500 Standards, FEMA P-361 guidelines and IBC building codes that apply to Residential and Community/Commercial safe room design.” “With the Ohio Building … Continue Reading »

Storm Shelter Site Built Design Engineer
Lessons Learned from a High School Intern

Lessons Learned from a High School Intern

May, 2019

Note:  For the past several weeks, Jezerinac Geers has been happy to host Dublin Coffman High School junior, Lara Schober, for an engineering internship. The purpose of the internship is to expose her to all the elements involved in a structural engineering career. We were happy to host her and even more pleased to read her internship summary, which is below. by: Lara Schober Coffman High School Class of 2020 Introduction I interned at Jezerinac Geers with Mr. Johnson, PE, and a few of his colleagues. Jezerinac Geers is a structural engineering firm located in Dublin, Ohio. Structural engineers focus … Continue Reading »

Lessons Learned from a High School Intern
Photographer Pays a Visit

Photographer Pays a Visit

April, 2019

Walking into Jezerinac Geers office the first thing you see are two 42″x 55″ prints of steel lace truss members. These black and white photos represent our commitment to hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public. Today we were lucky to have the photographer of those prints, Adam Kilbourne, visit us to see his work on display. What makes having these photos in our office even more special is that Adam is a colleague in the A/E/C industry. He is executive vice president of Tec Inc., engineering and design, with whom Jezerinac Geers often teams. The photographs … Continue Reading »

Photographer Pays a Visit
Proud to Support the Moody Nolan Legacy Project

Proud to Support the Moody Nolan Legacy Project

February, 2019

As a long-time project partner with Moody Nolan, Jezerinac Geers is proud to support their effort to give back to the community. Here’s the complete story on the Moody Nolan Legacy Project: Moody Nolan Announces Legacy Project to Serve Families in Need of Homes   Architecture firm Moody Nolan has announced an initiative designed to provide deserving families with modern, appealing homes in under-served neighborhoods where little investment is being made in single-family residences. The Legacy Project will provide mortgage-free homes to families who are unable to afford a purchase, but who have the means to maintain them. “We want … Continue Reading »

Proud to Support the Moody Nolan Legacy Project