WJE Recipient of Presidential Award in Structural Engineering
Designed in the 1970s on the cusp of the era of modern earthquake engineering, the earthquake-resisting system had deficiencies which could have led to poor performance in the event of a major earthquake. The State Bar desired a creative solution to improve the performance of the building without severely disrupting operations by targeting and correcting the deficiencies while avoiding wholesale upgrade.
WJE employed the innovative use of buckling-restrained braces, the first application of this kind of technology in the City of San Francisco, to achieve efficiency in seismic mitigation.
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