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A test specimen for the Englekirk Center, this structure was outfitted with two hospital rooms, steel stairs, an elevator, roof top mechanical equipment and exterior skin. The structure was tested on a shake table with and without base isolators. The Center is also adjacent to the country’s largest soil-structure interaction facility, which allow researchers to perform dynamic earthquake safety tests on full-scale structural systems.
3,000 gsf seismic test facility
UCSD - Department of Structural Engineering