Rockwell Building 80

Rockwell Building 80

Rockwell International Corporation required uninterrupted operational capability at its corporate headquarters even if a magnitude 7.0 earthquake should occur on the Newport-Inglewood Fault, passing less than a mile from the building. Morley Construction Company provided dynamic base isolation of the eight-story information systems center, which remained fully occupied throughout construction.

 

The project included progressive cutting of approximately 55 existing columns and the elevator/stair core; the addition of ductile reinforced concrete frame to a portion of the exterior; and the revision to all building utility services passing through the plane of isolation. Morley provided Rockwell a building with a maximum differential of 14 inches in any direction. These advanced services led to an Award of Merit from the American Society of Engineers.

 

Project Details:

Seismic retrofit of an 8-story office building

Owner:

Rockwell International Corporation

General Contractor:

Morley Construction Company

Architect:

Robert Englekirk, Consulting Engineers

Awards:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers - Award of Merit
  • Construction Innovation Forum - NOVA Award

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