Mobile Access Tower

Location: Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA

Project Type: Military and Industrial

This project consists of a 40 foot square by 90 foot tall trussed steel tower to provide access to the vehicle while on the launch mount. There are five adjustable enclosed platform levels along with a top level clean room all accessible by a center stairwell. The entire structure can be moved on rails to be stowed during launch operations. All mechanical/moving parts have been designed to be operational in 35mph winds as well as withstand code based design wind and seismic forces in the fully anchored position. [With Fred H. Schott & Associates]


Telemetry Antenna, Raised Foundation

Location: Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA

Project Type: Military and Industrial

This project consists of a cylindrical concrete wall structure on a sloped site with platform levels at +0′-0″, +17′-0″ and +59′-0″. The upper most level supports a 44′-0″ telemetry antenna and 53′-0″ protective dome structure and serves as infrastructure for the U.S. Air Force’s Western Launch and Test Range key telemetry site. The Oak Mountain site is located at 2000 feet above sea level and is notorious for heavy winds. [With Fred H. Schott & Associates]


Unreinforced Masonry Infill Retrofit

Location: Pillar Point Air Force Station

Project Type: Military and Industrial

This project involves the seismic retrofit of an existing two story concrete frame with unreinforced masonry infill building classified as an “essential facility”. Prior analysis of the building determined the structure to be adequate for gravity loads, but inadequate to carry wind or seismic lateral loads. A retrofit was designed with the least amount of disruption to the interior use of the space. [With Fred H. Schott & Associates]