Coffman values lasting relationships. We’ve been the trusted structural/seismic engineering consultant to the Nordstrom brand for nearly 30 years. Our clients value the stability, and reliability of our designs that have stood the test of time. We have provided services since 1979 for more than 90 new retail stores located throughout the United States. Stores are typically three-story structures with a 75,000 sf footprint. Existing stores have been evaluated for compliance with current codes.
Coffman provides structural and seismic engineering services for many Nordstrom retail buildings in multiple locations. Approximately 25 stores are in Seismic Design Category D locations, requiring analyses and special design considreations. In addition, we have seismically rehabilitated seven stores using non-linear analysis and performance based design. The rehabilitation was acheived by implementing advanced devices such as viscous dampers and buckling restrained braced frames for drift limiting.
Arvind Nerurkar, S.E.
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