Noteworthy Happenings

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

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
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
28 Staff to Serve You

28 Staff to Serve You

July, 2015

Always, always, always providing you with the best client service is our priority! Did we say always? To continue supporting our ability to do just that, Jezerinac Geers has added five new engineers, bringing our staff total to 28. Now we’re poised better than ever to meet your engineering challenges. Please welcome these new engineers – we hope you’ll get to know them! Jeff Cooke, PE Project Manager John McWilliams, PE Project Engineer Alain Kabbara Design Engineer Alex Rinehart Design Engineer PJ McDonald Design Engineer

28 Staff to Serve You
Dedication Held for New City of Columbus Fire Station

Dedication Held for New City of Columbus Fire Station

June, 2015

Jezerinac Geers is proud to be the structural engineer, with architectural partner M+A Architects, for the newest and largest fire station for the City of Columbus Division of Fire, which held its dedication on June 23. The project replaces Station No. 2&3 (“Busiest Station in the Nation”) that was built in 1962 and lacks the space, overhead door height clearance, ventilation, accessibility and technology that today’s fire stations and apparatus demand. The new facility is being designed sustainably with a goal of LEED® Silver Certification.

Dedication Held for New City of Columbus Fire Station
Spaghetti and Gummy Bears Help Students Learn Engineering

Spaghetti and Gummy Bears Help Students Learn Engineering

June, 2015

Matt Inkrott, Jezerinac Geers project engineer, gave this year’s grade 3 through 8 Camp Architecture students a hands-on lesson in architectural engineering. Camp Architecture is a summer camp for central Ohio youth ages 8-18, which introduces them to the world of architecture and design through hands-on activities, field trips, walking tours, presentations by professionals and imaginative games, and last year attracted over 80 students. Inkrott’s lesson gave the students an overview of structural engineering design and what structural engineers do. The lesson was followed up by an activity where the students designed a structure out of spaghetti and gummy bears … Continue Reading »

Spaghetti and Gummy Bears Help Students Learn Engineering
128,000 sq. ft. of Class A Office Space Comes to Pittsburgh

128,000 sq. ft. of Class A Office Space Comes to Pittsburgh

June, 2015

Tower Two-Sixty at The Gardens in Pittsburgh had its beam topping and signing celebration this spring. Jezerinac Geers is proud to be the structural engineer on this project that offers the first opportunity in almost 30 years for distinguished Pittsburgh businesses to take up residence in a brand new trophy class space totaling 128,000 sq. ft. Along with office space, Tower Two-Sixty features restaurants and a hotel. You can check out the construction progress on the Tower at: http://bit.ly/1zTWfkI, and learn more about the building at http://bit.ly/1dZWSj4. #SmartBoldConnected #PGHLiving

128,000 sq. ft. of Class A Office Space Comes to Pittsburgh
John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship

John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship

June, 2015

Founded by Jezerinac Geers in collaboration with his family, the first John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship was awarded this spring to Alyssa Hosom, a recent graduate of Morgan High School who is attending Ohio University this fall. John, a long-time, valued engineer with our firm, lost his courageous battle with cancer in 2013. “It was important for us to honor John’s compassion for others, his work ethic, and the inspiration he provided to those who surrounded him,” said Richard Geers. “He was a big influence within our office, with a spirit that matched so doing something special to memorialize that … Continue Reading »

John A. Schaad Achievement Scholarship