Noteworthy Happenings

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

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
Matt Inkrott Named to SEAoO Board

Matt Inkrott Named to SEAoO Board

December, 2015

Jezerinac Geers project engineer, Matt Inkrott, PE, has been named to the board of directors of the Structural Engineers Association of Ohio (SEAoO), which is a member organization of the National Council of Structural Engineers Association. Matt previously served as SEoO’s Columbus section leader. “Being involved in SEAoO allows me to grow as a structural engineer, enhance my profession and bring knowledge to Jezerinac Geers. It’s a win-win and I’m honored to be serving,” Matt said. Jezerinac Geers has a culture that supports professional development and we’re proud that Matt is involved.  

Matt Inkrott Named to SEAoO Board
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!
Our Structural Staff Can Cook

Our Structural Staff Can Cook

October, 2015

Two of Jezerinac Geers staff are good at doing more than calculations. John Ketteman, CAD/BIM designer, and Alex Rinehart, design engineer, tied for first place in our second annual chili cook off! Since the cook off rules state that the same recipe can’t be used two years in a row, John, the reigning champ, tweaked his recipe using dried cayenne peppers from his garden. This was Alex’s first chili making endeavor, and he used a recipe from the internet changing it up a bit with jalapeno and anaheim peppers. The winners fittingly received a bottle of antacid to be shared … Continue Reading »

Our Structural Staff Can Cook
A Lesson in Post-tensioned Concrete Construction

A Lesson in Post-tensioned Concrete Construction

September, 2015

Jezerinac Geers Principal, Rob Johnson, PE, recently presented a lunch and learn, Introduction to Post-tensioned Concrete, to our friends at Moody Nolan. The one-hour program provided an overview of the structural system, with participants gaining an understanding of the: Advantages and disadvantages of the system System applications System materials Considerations during construction “While our portfolio includes many buildings with a post-tensioned concrete structure, Rob’s presentation provided us with a good overview of the pros and cons of the system. Having this refresher certainly helps us better understand when it’s applicable and how it may bring value to the client,” said … Continue Reading »

A Lesson in Post-tensioned Concrete Construction
BrewDog Plans July Opening

BrewDog Plans July Opening

September, 2015

Jezerinac Geers is proud to be the structural engineer on EXXCEL Project Management’s team for BrewDog’s new U.S. headquarters: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/09/09/first-look-brewdog-unveils-canal-winchester.html.

BrewDog Plans July Opening
Ryan Accepts Gavel to Become SMPS President

Ryan Accepts Gavel to Become SMPS President

September, 2015

Today Paula Ryan, FSMPS, CPSM, Director of Marketing for Jezerinac Geers & Associates, Inc., takes the gavel as President of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), a 6,500 member association for marketers and business developers in the architectural, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry. Paula has been a member of SMPS for more than 20 years while providing servant leadership at the local, regional and national level. Her volunteer experience with SMPS includes serving as Columbus Chapter President, Foundation president, and Fellows Delegate and At-large Delegate on the board of directors. “We’re proud of Paula’s involvement and history with SMPS. … Continue Reading »

Ryan Accepts Gavel to Become SMPS President
Fuller is Ambassador for Capital's MBA Program

Fuller is Ambassador for Capital’s MBA Program

August, 2015

If you’ve seen the August issue of 614 Magazine, then you’ve seen Jezerinac Geers Principal Stan Fuller, PE, smiling out at you from Capital University’s full-page ad. Fuller is the happy guy in middle photograph and is pursuing his MBA at Capital, serving on the program’s Student Advisory Board. The eight-person board of MBA students and recent alumnae works with the University to help uphold the quality of the program, and creates opportunities for networking among students and industry. “Having my MBA helps me relate to the business challenges our clients face and allows me to contribute more fully to … Continue Reading »

Fuller is Ambassador for Capital's MBA Program
Olympic Mixed-use Project in Clintonville Moves Forward

Olympic Mixed-use Project in Clintonville Moves Forward

July, 2015

Zoning approval means that this Jezerinac Geers project is moving forward: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2015/07/olympic-apartment-retail-project-in-clintonville.html?ana=twt!

Olympic Mixed-use Project in Clintonville Moves Forward