Best Design Practices for Seismic Evaluation and Preservation of Historic Buildings

Two historic and distinctive building complexes, located in downtown Sacramento, were targeted for seismic evaluation and rehabilitation as part of the city’s seismic safety and downtown revitalization program. This evaluation provided a unique opportunity to examine new seismic systems and perform benefit-cost analyses. Complex 1 was originally constructed in the […]

Comprehensive Evaluation and Seismic Retrofit of a Three‐Story Non‐Ductile Concrete Structure

Performance‐based earthquake engineering was utilized to ascertain the seismic performance of an existing two‐story non‐ductile reinforced concrete building with a proposed new third floor steel‐framed addition. The structure, hereafter referred to as the Capital Unity Center, is located in downtown Sacramento. California, and was designed and constructed in early 1940s […]