Project Role:  Structural Engineer

Clients:  Chinese Independent Bible Church
               Natoma Architects Inc. - Architect

Special Issues:  The contractor has worked with the design team in the early design phase, and held weekly meeting with owner, designer and contractor to help keeping project within budget and to resolve construction issues in a timely manner.  The use of early demolition and earthwork permits has allowed the construction to complete ahead of schedule.

Schedule:  Construction was completed in 2005

JMEC has been structural engineer for preliminary and final design of a 4-story 15,000 SF building consisting of assembly hall, library, classrooms and offices.  Structural design was in accordance with UBC, and BART approval was required due to the adjacent existing BART tunnel.

The project included renovation of about 3,785 SF of existing church building to improve floor space.  Due to the glass curtain wall, a seismic steel moment frame was used in front of building.

The new building is constructed of masonry, steel and timber supported on mat foundation.
 Construction showing Steel Frame
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