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Santa Barbara Police Station

Services Provided:

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Innovation means buildings are there when they are most needed. Coffman provided a seismic retrofit scheme using shot-crete and fiber reinforced polymers over the existing concrete walls and added new concrete shear walls. This proposed solution allowed the structure to meet enhanced life-safety performance level under the design earthquake ground motion. Residents of Santa Barbara can feel more secure knowing their police station will preserve the personnel most needed in times of emergency.

  • ASCE41-06 based linear dynamic spectrum analysis found seismic deficiencies.
  • Retrofit scheme was validated using a 3D computer nonlinear model push-over analysis in PERFORM-3D.
  • Original building was designed and constructed around 1959.
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Santa Barbara, California

Project Lead

Paul Van Benschoten, S.E., LEED AP