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JDA Partners with the Junior League of Pensacola on New Location

Published: 5/15/2019

JDA was happy to extend our structural inspection services to the Junior League of Pensacola in the re-location of their new downtown Pensacola office. We were able to asses their wall removal issue and make recommendations in order to improve their upcoming construction project.  This improvement will allow the League to continue to serve the needs of it's important volunteers. 

The Junior League of Pensacola supports the Pensacola Bay Area community through volunteer projects while focusing on the needs of children and families. 

 

To find our more about the Junior League of Pensacola, click the link below. 

Junior League of Pensacola Link


The Eglin Variable Height Tower made the cover of the Eglin 2019 Engineering Design Manual!

Published: 5/3/2019

This amazing project is now gracing the cover of the Eglin 2019 Engineering Desgin Manual! We are so proud to have been a part of the team that brought this project to reality. 


JDA Visits New Multi-Million Dollar ST Aerospace Hangar

Published: 1/25/2019

This week, the ASCE-Florida Section hosted a Lunch and Learn at the newly constructed ST Aerospace Hangar at the Pensacola International Airport.  Heath Jenkins, PE, of Mott MacDonald  gave a presentation on the design and construction of the project that was completed in 2018. JDA was excited to see this impressive new $46 million dollar structure! 


JDA Project Wins United States Air Force Merit Award for Facility DesignEglin Variable Height Tower

Published: 9/19/2018

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This project consisted of the design of a steel-framed, dual-structure lifting tower system that can raise a research laboratory, equipment and personnel from ground level to 80ft above ground level and lower them back within a time limit of 5-10 minutes.  The highest framing members of the tower are 94 ft above ground level. Ultimate design wind speed is 141 mph. 

The Laboratory is guided by 4 rails attached to the Towers. Wheels are fixed to the laboratory building, located in the 4 corners of the laboratory building at the roof and floor levels.

The towers are designed with the stiffness criteria required by the Scope of Work, specifically to deflect no more than 100 microradians in a 5 mph wind. Beyond that the towers will resist  150 mph wind loads, which is the requirement of the applicable building codes, ASCE 7-10. Although not a requirement, the laboratory may be at full height during the 150 mph. That strength is a byproduct of its stiffness.

A hydraulic lifting system (by others) with a max design lifting capacity of 20,000 pounds is included in the project. All steel members were hot-dipped galvanized and shop welded connections were used at all possible locations. A stair system for pedestrian access from ground level to the top of the tower was designed integral with the tower.  The foundation system for the two tower components consists of two large concrete mats with a max thickness of 4'-3". 

Architect: Heffernan Holland Morgan


UWF Laboratory Annex Jobsite Camera

Published: 6/21/2018

How cool is this? This is the new UWF Laboratory Annex. A photo is taken of the jobsite every 10-15 minutes! Keep an eye out to see if you spot a JDA engineer on site! Be sure and watch the Time Lapse video! 

Click Here to see Updates to UWF Lab Annex Jobsite


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JDA Partners with the Junior League of Pensacola on New Location


The Eglin Variable Height Tower made the cover of the Eglin 2019 Engineering Design Manual!


JDA Visits New Multi-Million Dollar ST Aerospace Hangar


JDA Project Wins United States Air Force Merit Award for Facility Design


UWF Laboratory Annex Jobsite Camera


Pensacola Bayview Park Community Center Breaking Ground!


Sim's Middle School Competes in the Science Olympiad


Navy Federal Credit Union Phase II Aerial Shot


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