This project is a one story medical office building for the county of Riverside located in Mecca, CA. It consists of approximately 22,569 square feet of enclosed building plus approximately 1,737 square feet of arcade (covered entry). Some of the structural challenges include:
The site is within 6.4 km of the San Andreas Fault.
Design wind velocity was 100 mph
Soil is expansive. Foundation was designed in accordance with UBC/CBC Section 1815.
Structurally, this building is actually two buildings joined by a covered walkway. The seismic separation between the two was an interesting challenge and solved by joining the two buildings by structural steel frames designed for the differential movement between the two buildings.