Degenkolb provided structural design services for the seismic upgrade and facility improvements for a 126,000
SF solar R&D technology center. In addition to the seismic upgrade, which was designed to meet Risk Category III per ASCE 7-10, the project included the demolition of a portion of an existing mechanical mezzanine and the relocation of remaining mezzanine columns to accommodate the layout of manufacturing tools. Other services included design of mechanical equipment support platforms, process utility racks, seismic analysis of manufacturing tools to demonstrate code compliance and design of other support functions. The project was constructed on a fast-tracked basis under a design-build agreement.