PROJECTS > EDUCATIONAL / SEISMIC STRENGTHENING / UCLA School of Public Health

Project Description /Overview

The UCLA School of Public Health building originally designed in 1965, is an existing 7 story, reinforced concrete shear wall structure with 2 stories underground. The existing lateral system deficiencies included inadequate shear strength of the existing shear walls, as well as, discontinuous shear walls and deep spandrel short column non-ductile frames.

 

The retrofit consists of a new set of exterior concrete shear walls at the lower two levels that serve to remove the existing shear wall discontinuity as well as reduce demand upon the existing elements. The new shear walls were closely coordinated with the architect in order to create a new usable deck, conference room space, and a new identity to the street.

 

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