The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, originally named the Oakland Auditorium, was designed in the Beaux Arts style and was constructed between 1913 and 1915. It is anticipated that the redevelopment of the Arena will require a new slab, internal mezzanines to provide lateral resistance, and new columns to support the roof, i.e., a new code-compliant building within the existing building. The existing facade will act as cladding, but not as structural support. Group Delta is providing geotechnical engineering services to support the different stages of the project from the planning and preliminary design through the final design and construction phases. The scope of work includes performing a geotechnical feasibility assessment to include a general evaluation focused on identifying the key geotechnical considerations and seismic hazards that could impact the project design and construction, a preliminary geotechnical report in support of preliminary design and cost estimating, and a final geotechnical report.
Location: Oakland, California
Client: Orton Development, Inc.