China Basin
Wharfside Building

San Francisco, California

Size / Construction Cost:    575,000 Square Feet | N/A

MHP Services:                      Seismic Evaluation

Project Status:                      Evaluation Complete


MHP completed detailed three-dimensional computer modeling to evaluate seismic performance and developed various conceptual seismic strengthening options for the building owners to consider. The six-story concrete office building over subterranean parking was constructed in 1922 and encloses approximately 575,000 square feet. MHP evaluated several strengthening options that would enhance performance of the building, including conventional methods such as  adding concrete shear walls, and state-of-the-art options such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and viscous dampers. Conceptual strengthening plans were completed in 2012.