Noteworthy Happenings

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

A Little Good Goes a Long Way

A Little Good Goes a Long Way

April, 2017

Practicing compassion is a character trait that, among many things, signifies a caring heart. Jezerinac Geers is proud (and not surprised!) that our own Steve McClarren is being recognized for his volunteer work to feed the hungry. For the past two years, Steve has been working with Heart to Heart, a food pantry program founded by First Community Church, and has been named their volunteer of the month for April. The community outreach program provides more than 117,000 meals to families in central Ohio and Steve helps make that happen by picking up frozen foods at a local grocer every … Continue Reading »

A Little Good Goes a Long Way
1.4 Million Pounds = No Problem

1.4 Million Pounds = No Problem

December, 2016

“Can you design the structure to support an additional 1.4 million pounds for the rooftop pool we want to include?” While the question wasn’t posed exactly this way, Jezerinac Geers, as always, didn’t shy away from the challenge in designing Park’s Edge, a two-building condominium project located in the Arena district in downtown Columbus. With views of the Columbus skyline, the elevated pool deck is one amenity that will make Park’s Edge a coveted address when it’s west building is completed in the spring of 2017. The deck, located on the roof of the attached, four-story parking garage, includes a … Continue Reading »

1.4 Million Pounds = No Problem
No Melt Your Face Off Chili

No Melt Your Face Off Chili

October, 2016

Fortunately Stan Fuller’s chili wasn’t the “melt your face off” kind that he had hoped would win first prize in the Jezerinac Geers annual Chili Cook-off! Although Stan’s chili was certainly spicy, our faces fortunately stayed intact as we tasted and debated the merits of all seven entrants in our annual chili making contest. In the end, John Ketteman, CAD/BIM designer, took his third title as Jezerinac Geers’ Chili Champion! What’s his secret? This year John claims that ground sausage and pork, along with fennel from his garden were his secret ingredients compared to tweaking his recipe last year with … Continue Reading »

No Melt Your Face Off Chili
Thankful to Support Pelotonia

Thankful to Support Pelotonia

July, 2016

by Alain Kabbara, PE I’m writing to you today to ask for your help.  On August 5th 2016 I have committed to ride 50 miles in Pelotonia 2016 to raise money for cancer research.  This will be my first Pelotonia ride and am extremely excited.  I’ve lived in Columbus for nearly 10 years and have great love for this city and pride in its work towards the great goal of curing can cancer. In 2012, my brother-in-law was diagnosed with Leukemia, both chronic and acute.  He, my sister, and their two sons live here in Columbus and I am very … Continue Reading »

Thankful to Support Pelotonia
Head, Heart, Hand, Health Make an Impact

Head, Heart, Hand, Health Make an Impact

June, 2016

by Sarah Beam, John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship Winner “Head, Heart, Hands, Health”, four common words that when joined together, hold great meaning for me. For the last twelve years, these four words, which represent the foundation of 4- H, have helped me move from an extremely shy little girl to a confident young woman. 4-H teaches “learn by doing,” which has allowed me to develop m y skills and confidence to become the organized leader that I am today. I went from being too timid to give a   presentation to six friends about my cooking project, to standing in … Continue Reading »

Head, Heart, Hand, Health Make an Impact
John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship Awarded

John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship Awarded

June, 2016

Hi friends, meet Sarah Beam. She’s a 2016 graduate of Morgan High School in McConnelsville, Ohio, and is the recipient of this year’s 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 for others, tireless work ethic, and the inspiration he provided to those who surrounded him. John and his wife, Erin, both graduates of Morgan High School, benefited from local scholarships as they pursued their college degrees, … Continue Reading »

John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship Awarded
Thinking About Winter Already?

Thinking About Winter Already?

May, 2016

Spring weather is barely here, but a team of engineers at Jezerinac Geers is already thinking about winter. Working with Thomas & Marker Construction, we’re on the design-build team to replace Mad River Mountain’s ski lodge, which was lost to a fire last September. The new 46,000 sq. ft. lodge features a loft area on the second level, with elevator access, a live music stage, slope side deck offering views of the mountain, seating for over 300 skiers and snowboarders, and is scheduled for completion in December. Mad River is the largest ski resort in the state annually attracting over 150,000 visitors … Continue Reading »

Thinking About Winter Already?
Seismic Design Category Explained

Seismic Design Category Explained

April, 2016

by Stanley N. Fuller, PE, SE   Seismic Design Category No single measure is more central to seismic design than the “Seismic Design Category” (SDC).  What is it?  How is it found?  And what does it mean to a building?  We’ll take a little time here to answer these questions.   What is the “Seismic Design Category”? SDC is an indicator of how much attention must be paid to the seismic design and construction of a building.  It ranges from “A” to “F”.  Buildings with an SDC of “A” must be designed for seismic forces, but do not require any … Continue Reading »

Seismic Design Category Explained
Zoo Wins ENR Best Project Award

Zoo Wins ENR Best Project Award

November, 2015

It isn’t every day that a structural engineer gets to use an airplane as a component for a lion exhibit, but that’s exactly the case in our work on the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium’s Heart of Africa Exhibit. Because of the outstanding design and construction on the exhibit, it was recently honored with an ENR Midwest Best Project Award. While Jezerinac Geers provided structural engineering for the components of the project, including the giraffe holding and feeding pavilion, the hoof stock, primate and cheetah holding areas, the special events pavilion, and Savannah restaurant, it’s the design of the of the … Continue Reading »

Zoo Wins ENR Best Project Award
It's Movember!

It’s Movember!

November, 2015

At Jezerinac Geers, structural engineers, we’re having a little fun at our own expense by participating in Movember, a global initiative to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. Until the end of November, this group pledges to grow their mustaches, be active and encourage others to the same, and raise funds for the cause. To date the Movember Foundation has helped fund 1,000 men’s health programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. We’re proud to support this cause! To make a donation to our team, please follow this link, http://moteam.co/team-jga, and stay tuned … Continue Reading »

It's Movember!