UC System Seismic Evaluations

Degenkolb is currently working on prime consulting contracts with multiple UC campuses statewide to deliver thousands of seismic engineering evaluations in accordance with the UC Seismic Safety Policy. Our multi-year contracts include interacting with the campus Seismic Review Committee (SRC) to present findings and collaboratively map next steps and has resulted in a keen understanding of the groups’ priorities.
The UC Seismic Policy Evaluations take place across the UC system and include seismic evaluations and rating buildings using FEMA P-154, ASCE-41-13 Tier-1, per the UCOP seismic screening procedures. Subsequent phases include advanced analysis of priority buildings.
As part of our work within the UC system, Degenkolb routinely performs advanced, performance-based seismic analyses of existing buildings. Non-linear analysis provides more detail, which is necessary to estimate strengthening costs compared to replacement options under the UC Seismic Policy Criteria.

Client University of California,
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