R+C has a 40-year history working with the San Francisco International Airport and more than a decade of experience with Oakland International Airport. We are now also working with the Mineta San Jose International Airport.
Centering at SFO
We provided seismic design criteria and performed nonlinear response history analysis to develop the innovative structural concept for the new air traffic control tower at SFO. The seismic design includes unbonded vertical post tensioning in a concrete core—this allows the tower to re-center itself, reducing residual post-earthquake displacement.

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