Project Description: Seismic Evaluation of Existing Building with Characteristics of:

-Soft Wall Line

-Excessive Cantilevered Diaphragm

-Built on a Lot with Two-Directional Slope

-Irregular L-Shaped Plan

-Diaphragms with Vertical Offsets.

Using a 3-D numerical model the seismic behavior of the building and different seismic retrofit solutions were investigated and based on the results the most effective and economical solution was chosen and designed to not only meet the minimum standards of LA municipal Code, but also to improve the overall seismic behavior of the building.

Project Location: Los Angeles, CA