Stanford University Meyer Library

Stanford University Meyer Library

Studying Meyer Library: Reviewing structures from the standpoint of Stanford’s Seismic Guidelines

DCI Engineers provided a seismic evaluation to assess the seismic performance of the J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library on the Stanford University Campus.  The purpose of this study was to identify any life-safety seismic deficiencies associated with the facility based on Stanford’s “Seismic Engineering Guidelines.”

Project Highlights

  • Based on the findings, a cost analysis for a minimum retrofit scheme was developed to address these issues. 
  • Meyer Library is a five-story, 146,000-sf concrete building erected in 1967.  The building consists of four floors, with a below-grade basement.
  • The top floor was designed for the future addition of another floor.
Location: 
Palo Alto, California
Square Feet: 
146,000-SF
Stories: 
5
Primary Material: 
Concrete
Type: 
Structural
Sector: 
Education
Seismic

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