Office: (818) 957-2218
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The exquisite and upscale Park Plaza Hotel was seismically upgraded to the codes of UBC 1997. 3-D Analysis was performed to determine proper shear wall strengths and locations using ETABS 2000. X-Rays were used to determine existing rebar usage and sizes in existing walls such that new shear walls could be properly designed for the building.

One of the key challenges in this project was to seismically upgrade the structure and strengthen and/or add shear walls to bring it up to current code requirements without architecturally amending the historical structure..

Current picture of the structure

3-D Analysis of shear walls using ETABS CAD software (click on pic to enlarge)






3786 La Crescenta Ave. Suite 205-6 | Glendale, CA 91208
Office:  (818) 957-2218 | Fax: (818) 957-2604
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