David Friedman received SEAONC’s 2012 H.J. Brunnier Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding achievement in structural engineering over the past 35 years. Forell/Elsesser CEO, Simin Naaseh, presented his award and noted his devotion to “the built environment… with a deeper connection with the community.” David has worked on many of Forell/Elsesser’s landmark projects.
Additionally, David was inducted into the inaugural class of the 2012 UC Berkeley Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Academy of Distinguished Alumni.
Many California 1960’s-1990’s buildings have steel moment-resisting frame systems with design weaknesses. Our deep understanding of these issues provides economical retrofit solutions.
Our City College of San Francisco Chinatown/North Beach Grand Opening took place on Friday, September 21st. Forell/Elsesser’s team included: Project Principal, Grace Kang; Project Manager, Allen Nudel and Project Engineer, Lindsey Maclise.
Please refer to EHDD’s website for information on EHDD’s design process.
See EHDD’s article on CCSF’s benefits to the community.
Forell/Elsesser will be presenting at the SEAOC-SEANM Annual Convention which will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico from September 12th through the 15th. Presentations that will be covered are listed below:
Wednesday, September 12, 1:30-2:05PM (Presented by René Vignos): UC Berkeley California Memorial Stadium: Protecting and Strengthening a Landmark on an Active Fault
Friday, September 14, 10:45-11:20AM (Presented by Mason Walters): Seismic Considerations and Evaluation Approach for “Isolated” Rooftop PV Arrays
The unveiling of UC Berkeley’s seismically retrofitted California Memorial Stadium, completed almost a week before the Opening Game, has hit news across the country.
LA Splash: Berkeley’s Renovated Memorial Stadium Review – A Spectacular Engineering and Architectural Achievement
Mercury News: Refurbished Memorial Stadium is Cal’s crown jewel
Washington Post: California excited to show off remodeled stadium in season opener vs. Nevada
Mercury News: Cal football preview: With Memorial Stadium reopening comes higher expectations
Yahoo! Sports: California opens stadium, season vs. Nevada
SF Gate: Cal fans adjust to new Memorial Stadium
Contra Costa Times: Cal’s new Memorial Stadium passes muster
Mercury News: Where They Play, What it Cost
SF Gate: Cal stadium funding a long-term project
KGO Radio: Cal Football Making New Memories at Modernized Memorial Stadium
ABC7 KGO TV: Cal’s new Memorial Stadium ready for first game
KTVU: Game Day Ready
NBC Bay Area: Memorial Stadium Ready for Close Up
CBS Sports: Video: Time lapse of Cal’s Memorial Stadium renovations
Berkeley Patch: UC Officials Show Off Renovated Cal Stadium
Examiner.com: A peek inside the renovated Cal Memorial Stadium
UC Berkeley News Center: ‘Great day’ as campus leaders cheer reopening of Memorial Stadium
Bay Citizen: Video: Go on a tour of UC Berkeley’s revamped stadium
Pac 12 Sports Watch: Cal football looks for fresh start in newly renovated Memorial Stadium
The World: Revamped stadium excites Cal players
The Bear Insider: Memorial Stadium Video Tour 8/24
The Bear Insider: Memorial Stadium in Photos
BearTalk: Football: Memorial Stadium one week from liftoff and the word you’re looking for: Wow!