Seismic Isolation for the Los Angeles County Fire Command and Control Facility

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by Thomas L. Anderson, Fluor Daniel Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice

Abstract: The use of seismic isolation is becoming an increasingly important consideration in improving the earthquake lifelines of a community. This paper identifies the major problems encountered in the seismic isolation selection and implementation process, and describes the approach followed by Fluor Daniel on the Los Angeles County Fire Department Fire Command and Control Facility Project. Subjects covered include foundation concepts, design development, and detailed design.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Base isolation | Foundation design | Load and resistance factor design | Building design | Fires | Seismic effects | Fire resistance | North America | California | Los Angeles | United States

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