- This two story building over one level of underground parking was designed as an essential facility to remain operational following a large earthquake.
- The use of Buckling Restrained Braced Frames (BRBF’s) will ensure good seismic performance.
- The site’s high water table created difficult site conditions.
- Design of the parking podium included heavy fire truck loading.
Forell/Elsesser provided structural engineering services for this new 44,000 s.f. building which houses an emergency communications and dispatch center, jail cells, locker rooms and a pistol range. Customized Solution
- Architect: Leach Mounce
- Owner: City of San Mateo
- Essential facility
- Parking for 124 cars