Seismic Retrofitting

Adams & Smith specializes in the seismic retrofitting of all types of structures though the use of steel reinforcement. Though no building can be made earthquake proof, its performance during a seismic event can be significantly improved via structural steel strengthening. Seismic retrofitting is crucial not only to protect a building’s structure, but also to provide additional public safety during a seismic event.

One of the key components with any seismic retrofit is reinforcing the structure with minimal impact to the use and aesthetics of the building. This is especially imperative for buildings with great historical importance. When working with renovations to historic buildings, new challenges are presented including blending structural steel with historic construction materials and reinforcing the building while not compromising it’s historic integrity.

Tablernacle on Temple Square

Tablernacle on Temple Square - Salt Lake City, UT

Some of our notable projects include:
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
San Francisco, CA
Tabernacle on Temple Square
Salt Lake City, UT
The Utah State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT
Courthouse Square