PROJECT: Rincon Tower PEER Review, San Francisco, CA
WIN STRUCTURAL Consulting was working among the PEER reviewers team conducting independent modeling of the high rise 64 story steel/concrete structure in San Francisco. WIN developed independent simplified dynamic stick model to capture the primary dynamic characteristics of the tower and check prime consultant design seismic base shear forces. Along with the lead reviewers, we contributed to the study of mass damper and its effect to reduce drifts, as well as, PEER reviewed the massive 14ft R.C. foundation design and structure detailing plans. As PEER review team we also contributed to design making decisions for the K- lateral braces at the elevated floor reducing drift. The PEER review team reviewed this high rise structure as one of the first to implement the performance based design approach before any code guidelines being published at that time.