UC Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California




  • Five story, 130,000 sf, $47M building
  • Classroom and laboratory space
  • Buckling restrained braced frame structure
  • Designed by another firm




  • Provided structural consulting to the general contractor during construction
  • Identified structural issues that jeopardized the cost, schedule, constructability and coordination of the project
  • Reviewed RFIs, submittals, and Structural Engineer of Record comments/responses
  • Evaluated the adequacy of contractor requests for substitution to save cost




  • Identified key discrepancies in the construction documents and shop drawings early in the process to save time and money
  • Developed an innovative early backfill solution at perimeter basement walls, allowing the use of a crane outside the building footprint to significantly improve the project schedule
  • Designed an edge of slab extension to support a 65-foot tall exterior wall with state-of-the art post-installed anchors