Seismic Isolation Retrofit of the State of California Justice Building

by Stephen L. Pyle, Rutherford & Chekene, San Francisco, United States,
Andrew G. Janssen, Rutherford & Chekene, San Francisco, United States,
William T. Holmes, Rutherford & Chekene, San Francisco, United States,
Charles A. Kircher, Rutherford & Chekene, San Francisco, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract: The State of California Justice Building, located at 350 McAllister Street, San Francisco, is the first building to be selected by the State of California for retrofit using seismic (base) isolation. As part of this project, the Design Team performed a life-cycle cost study comparing the cost of the isolation scheme with the costs of conventional fixed-state alternatives. This paper summarized the findings of that study.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Rehabilitation | Base isolation | Seismic effects | Building design | Construction costs | Earthquake resistant structures | North America | California | United States

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