- This 2-story steel framed, seismically isolated building, which uses concentrically braced frames, was designed to remain fully operational following a major seismic event. The building serves as an emergency communications and command center for Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol.
- This essential facility was the first building owned by the State of California that utilized seismic isolation technology.
- Base isolation was selected for the facility because it was determined to be both feasible and cost-effective, while also meeting the client’s criteria for an “essential” facility. The building sits atop 40 isolators.
Forell/Elsesser provided complete structural and seismic engineering services for this new base isolated “essential” facility. Customized Solution