Strengthening Unreinforced CMU Walls NW Cornelius Pass Rd. Portland, OR



This project included mitigating hazards from an existing one story unreinforced concrete masonry building. Unreinforced masonry buildings have a limited capacity to resist seismic loads. Unreinforced masonry buildings in particular are highly susceptible to wall collapse as a result of out-of-plane loads on walls from seismic and wind forces.

Pacific University Admin Building (Former Library), 21st Avenue & College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon

The building located at 21st Avenue and College Way is an existing one-story unreinforced brick building which is part of the greater Pacific University campus in Forest Grove, Oregon.  The existing building exterior walls were constructed primarily of two wythes of brick for most of the structure and partially of existing concrete masonry in other areas.