Special Seismic

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA

As has been observed in earthquakes throughtout the world, a wide range of existing buildings have proven to have substantial hazard to life safety. In working with architects, developers, and owners, we’ve assisted in upgrading a multitude of structures in the LA region and beyond.

  • 1. 2ND ST CHALLENGER BLDG
  • Structural assessment and feasibility study for retrofit of 44,000sf existing non-ductal concrete building and 60,000sf expansion

Client communication and understanding is a key necesity in any building retrofit.

2. CANDIANI URM RETROFIT
Voluntary seismic improvement and tenant improvement of an existing 7,000sf unreinforced masonry structure in downtown Los Angeles.

From the voluntary retrofit of unreinforced masonry buildings, to advanced analysis, evaluations, and risk assesments, of historic steel and concrete frame buildings, we’ve worked to help our clients understand risk and work towards mitigating earthquake deficiencies in their buildings.

In working within the performance-based design document, ASCE 41 - Seismic Evaluation and Reprofit of Existing Buildings, we’re continually able to provide custom tailored solutions that meet the needs of clients. With existing structures, a fine balance between earthquake risk, performance objectives, and expected use and life of buildings must be met.

No existing building is the same as the other making the importance of client communicaiton and understanding one of the key necessities in any building retrofit.

In working with architects, developers, and owners, we’ve assisted in upgrading a number of structures.

  • 3. SKYWORKS TILT-UP RETROFIT
  • Voluntary seismic improvement of an existing 40,000 sf existing precast tilt-up structure with flexible roof diaphragm. Work consists of providing seismic restraint of existing walls and fiberwrap strengthening of existing columns.

4. FIGUEROA URM RETROFIT
Seismic retrofit and tenant improvement of an existing 1,800sf unreinforced masonry structure along with the addition of a new mezzanine.

5. BROADWAY BUILDING
Structural assessment and schematic design for the adaptive reuse of an existing 135,000sf non-ductile concrete building on historic south broadway boulevard in downtown Los Angeles.

1. LA BREA
URM Retrofit and commercial fit-out

2. 2ND ST CHALLENGER BLDG
Structural assessment and feasibility study for retrofit of 44,000sf existing non-ductal concrete building and 60,000sf expansion

  • Client | NA
  • Location | Los Angeles Metro Region
  • Architects | NA
  • Staff Leads | Omar Garza
  • Duration | NA
  • Project Value | NA