UC Hastings College of Law

San Francisco, CA

Size: 170,000 sf

Market: Education

Scope: Structural Engineering

Provided full structural engineering design and construction administration services for the complete renovation and seismic strengthening of a 170,000 square foot, six-story steel moment frame building with a project cost of $22 million. This building was strengthened to meet current life seismic safety standards with additional damage control features as defined by the State of California’s Seismic Risk Level 3. Instead of replacing the existing foundations, we took advantage of the tall first story to build a new foundation, with steel Tubex piers, that was integrated with and sat on top of the existing foundation.*