Seismic Evaluations & Rehabilitations of Existing Buildings
Erickson Structural is ready to handle the challenges associated with seismic evaluation and strengthening of existing buildings; either as a planned or phased upgrade process, or under sudden, emergency response conditions.
We understand the unique design and construction issues inherent in older (and often occupied) buildings. Our experience with a wide range of building types, owner requirements, seismic design standards (including ASCE 41 and ASCE 31), and advanced analysis and design techniques enables us to efficiently identify and develop the right solution for each project.
Likewise, we can provide knowledgeable, rapid reconnaissance shortly after a seismic event to provide consultation and address the need for emergency structural repairs. Our engineers are ATC 20 trained and certified.
Observe, document and analyze existing structural conditions
Review building codes and assess compliance
Develop customized structural system rehabilitation options and recommendations
Design structural system replacement, retrofit, and strengthening
Design equipment anchorage and bracing
Develop phased seismic upgrade designs to minimize disruption and maximize project value
Perform advanced seismic analyses
Post-event emergency response