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Seismic Retrofit Projects by TPE

1040 University Avenue (1991)
Berkeley, California

Seismic strengthening of a 3-story unreinforced masonry building involves the use of exterior steel braced frames and interior moment frames. The front façade remains intact due to historical preservation.

Credits:
Architect: Asian Neighborhood Design

1040 University
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1040 University
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1040 University
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1040 University
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1040 University
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1855 Olympic (1990)
Walnut Creek, California

Strengthening of the existing 3-story office building with partially submerged parking is accomplished by upgrading the deficient steel braced frames and by shotcreting masonry shearwalls.

Credits:
Owner: Hall Equities Group
Contractor: Sausal Corporation

1855 Olympic
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1855 Olympic
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1855 Olympic
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1855 Olympic
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2725 Regent (2011)
Berkeley, California

Improvement for lateral resistance to the front façade of a three-story apartment building is afforded through the use of shearwalls and reduction of window area.

Credits:
Owner: Don Laston
Contractor: Alameda Structural Inc

2725 Regent
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School of the Madeleine (1996)
Berkeley, California

Built in the early 1900, seismic strengthening to the three-story concrete building introduces floor bracing and steel braced frames retrofitted into existing corridor walls. Exterior walls are preserved for historic reasons.

Credits:
Architect: E. Paul Kelly Architect
Contractor: Oliver and Company

School of the Madeleine
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School of the Madeleine
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