Projects

Seismic Evaluations

Anaheim Marriott Anaheim CA Parking Structure Evaluation Six-story structure with reinforced concrete frames for lateral load resistance in one direction and reinforced concrete shear walls for resistance in the other direction. Evaluated numerous observable cracks and spalls, but deemed the structure’s integrity had not been compromised.   304 West Elm Street Brea CA ASCE 31-03…

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Historic Landmarks

Glendora City Hall Glendora CA City of Glendora City Hall 1922 Three-story, unreinforced masonry provided challenging framework for the design of this $700,000 project, which included the addition of an elevator to facilitate access.     Pioneer Hall Brea CA City of Brea Community Clubhouse 1923 The ability of the structure to resist current seismic…

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Seismic Rehabilitations

  Glendora Library Glendora CA Strengthening of a non-ductile concrete column and masonry wall structure with carbon fiber reinforced polymer jackets.     2943 Vineyard Avenue Los Angeles CA Repair of a partially collapsed two-story wood light framed structure.   Los Angeles Pro Apartements Los Angeles CA Alpha Property Management Inc Seismic upgrade of a…

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Construction Failures

Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills CA Philadelphia Insurance Companies A shoring failure during construction led to this multi-million dollar loss. Since the policy was an all risk policy, the insurer needed to know the proximate cause of the failure. By piecing together the information provided to us and creating a finite element model of the shoring…

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Fire Damaged Structures

5th Street / Oxnard Boulevard Oxnard CA Schifrin, Gagnon & Dickey Repair of a damaged one-story unreinforced masonry wall building. Possessed a number of structural elements that were not compliant with current code. A closely coordinated effort, greatly assisted by Schifrin, Gagnon & Dickey, led to remedial recommendations and their implementation, that were agreeable to…

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Rain Damaged Structures

Railroad Street City of Industry CA Safeco Insurance KB Construction Company Heavy raid caused a 24 x 24 foot portion of the roof to collapse. Our team was on site the very next day to determine the damage to structural elements adjacent to the affected area and expedited the construction documents necessary to secure the…

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Structural Peer Review

Olen Pointe Brea CA Ross Andrews & Associates This five-story office complex is framed with steel wide flange and tapered steel girders to support gravity forces. Wind and seismic forces are resisted by Eccentric Braced Frames and Reduced Beam Section Special Moment Resisting Frames.     PTR Homestead Brea CA CLC Associates Inc This is…

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