Federal Building, San Francisco

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project Type: Peer Review/Plan Review

Structural/Seismic peer review of San Francisco’s new federal building, designed by Thom Mayne. The new high-rise concrete frame/shear wall tower building includes two large steel braced frame ancillary structures and an underground parking garage covering the entire site. The structural design was unique in that the aspect ratio of the shear walls in the office tower was nearly 10 to 1. Arup was the engineer of record. [With Degenkolb Engineers]


Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Project Type: Peer Review/Plan Review

Peer review of the seismic strengthening design for the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City, an eight-story concrete building. Buckling restrained steel braces were recommended to the design team in lieu of the planned conventional steel braced frames. The change resulted in substantial construction savings by reducing the tonnage of structural steel and foundation strengthening requirements. Reaveley Engineers was the engineer of record. [With Degenkolb Engineers]