WHAT HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED:
JMEC has been structural engineer for a feasibility study of converting 6 buildings used by the former Lucas Film Studio to a Health and Wellness Campus for the Marin County. The 6 buildings were designed per Uniform Building Code - 1976 Edition. The buildings are located along Kerner Boulevard with a typical floor area ranging from 11,000 SF to 17,700 SF for 5 buildings, the smaller building has a GFA of 6,250 SF.
JMEC reviewed as-built construction documents, performed visual examination of all buildings to identify structural distress and gross structural deficiencies, and performed structural evaluation to check for code conformance for service load and seismic load according to California Building Code - 2001 Edition.
Based on the structural evaluations, preliminary retrofit details required to upgrade the buildings to code compliance were developed together with costs.
The final feasibility report was prepared by the architect by combining the structural evaluation report with other reports that addressed ADA, grading, landscaping, waterproofing, HVAC, and Fire and Life Safety upgrade and compliance.