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Forensic/Renovation/Retrofit/Rehabilitation Structures < $20 Million: Essex Fox Plaza Tower

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Essex Fox Plaza Tower
Fox Plaza Tower is a 30-story steel building in San Francisco with a unique and unconventional lateral system consisting of steel moment frames having haunched-beams with Pre-Northridge welded moment connections to both strong and weak axis of built-up columns in a space-frame configuration. The unique characteristics of the connections necessitated full-scale laboratory-testing and extensive nonlinear response history analysis to assess the building seismic performance. The seismic retrofit scheme was specifically tailored to address concerns with excessive building drift and potential for building collapse, including direct connection strengthening at the upper levels and exterior braced frames with fluid-viscous dampers at the lower levels.

Presented by: Matt Skokan, PhD, S.E., Saiful Bouquet Structural Engineers, Inc.

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  • Matt Skokan, PhD, S.E.

    Dr. Skokan is a Principal with Saiful Bouquet Structural Engineers in Los Angeles, California, where he brings his 25+ years of experience to managing complex, large-scale, fast-paced, and technically challenging structural design projects. Dr. Skokan is a hands-on leader with a passion for delivering innovative design solutions using a team approach for a variety of healthcare, institutional, university and commercial projects. His expertise includes structural design for earthquake and wind loads, performance-based seismic engineering, innovative structural systems, base isolation, energy dissipation systems, non-linear structural analysis, and seismic rehabilitation of existing buildings. Dr. Skokan received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees from UCLA and is a licensed Structural and Civil Engineer in the state of California. Dr. Skokan is active in the structural engineering community serving on local, state, and national committees that develop guidelines for seismic design of new and existing buildings. He has published and presented nationally and internationally on the design and analysis of structural systems and has been involved in the design of several award-winning projects.

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July 13, 2023
Thu 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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