Building Safe Infrastructure
You may take transportation, water, gas and liquid fuels for granted, but when they are interrupted after an earthquake, it makes for difficult rescue and recovery efforts. Structural Engineers design new bridges and retrofit existing tunnels with strength and ductility to withstand the strongest earthquakes.
Structural Engineers design new bridges and retrofit existing bridges with strength and ductility to withstand the strongest earthquakes. They design water pipelines and storage tanks that continue to provide drinking water and water to fight fires in an earthquake. Their engineering keeps the electricity and heat on and supports the lifelines that allow individuals, businesses and agencies to deliver services that are essential for society.
Structural Engineers support these systems and more, including communication, liquid fuel, natural gas, and transportation systems (airports, highways, ports, rail and transit) - the services vital to the function of an industrialized society and important to the emergency response and recovery after a natural disaster.
In this section, you will read about some of these projects in the Bay Area. We will be updating this information, so visit us again.
· BART Retrofit
The Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most vital transportation links with 74 miles of track, 34 stations and an average of 300,000 individual trips every day...
· Golden Gate Bridge
When the Loma Prieta earthquake struck on October 17, 1989, the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most recognizable and revered engineering wonders in the United States, suffered no observed damage...
· East Bay MUD
The Mokelumne Aqueducts supply water to over 1.3 million people living in the East Bay area. EBMUD is nearing completion of a $39 million project to increase the seismic reliability of the No. 3 Aqueduct...