Seismic Rehabilitation Studies 2005

The Trial Court Facilities Act of 2002 (SB 1732, Escutia), as amended, will shift the governance of California's Superior Court buildings from the counties to the state by June 30, 2007. In 2003, the AOC Office of Court Construction and Management and its consultants completed evaluations of about 225 facilities using a modified version of the ASCE 31 standard. Now, OCCM seeks to supplement some of those assessments in order to help prioritize the AOC's capital outlay plan.

OCCM seeks the services of several qualified structural engineering consulting teams with expertise in seismic evaluation and seismic rehabilitation design of public buildings. For selected facilities, the Consultants will be asked to provide some or all of the services normally required for planning seismic rehabilitation projects, including testing and seismic evaluation, linear and nonlinear structural modeling and analysis, selection of appropriate structural systems, structural design and detailing, development of schematic plans, and construction cost estimation.

The Consultant will work collaboratively with the AOC, OCCM, and a Supervising Structural Engineer (SSE) of OCCM's choosing who will provide quality assurance and peer review under a separate agreement with the AOC. All of the Consultant's work will follow procedures and use forms or templates developed by OCCM or by the SSE, incorporating ASCE 31, FEMA 356, FEMA 351, and/or 2001 CBC criteria, as modified for this project.

Statements of Qualifications, as described in the RFQ, must be received by 1 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2005. Please see the RFQ for additional information.