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Pier 9 Conceptual Retrofit

LOCATION:

San Francisco, CA

CLIENT, OCCUPANCY:

Port of San Francisco

SCALE:

80,000 SF, historic pier shed

CONSTRUCTION TYPE:

Wood and steel frame

ROLE:

Patrick Ryan Principal-in-Charge

Maureen Joyce Project Manager

Pier 9 is a typical historic shed at the Port of San Francisco, and the Port wanted to determine an order of magnitude seismic retrofit cost associated with retrofitting a typical shed superstructure on a pier adjacent to the seawall.  RJSD performed an ASCE Tier 1 and Tier 2 seismic evaluation of the existing superstructure, and developed a conceptual retrofit that could be extrapolated to other peer sheds as well.  As part of the project, we prepared a report, conceptual drawings, and calculations, all of which were peer reviewed. 

 

The conceptual retrofit included strengthening the existing wood roof, adding new transverse and longitudinal braced frames, strengthening existing collectors, and addressing steps in the existing diaphragm.  We worked closely with the Port to develop the report to make sure it was of the most use to the Port going forward, and that it could be applied not only to Pier 9, but to other sites as well.