THP has designed economical structures for facilities in the high seismic areas of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and the Asian Pacific.
We excel in retrofitting existing facilities for earthquake protection which often requires more innovation and creativity than designing for new construction. Our retrofits include:
- • Installation of numerous viscous dampers in Taiwan to improve
the safety and performance of the facilities during a major
- • Seismic risk analysis and reinforcement of highly sensitive
production lines in China, Japan, and Taiwan to allow production
continuity after major earthquakes.
- • Seismic upgrade of a 100 year old, 4-story building housing a
data center by applying reinforced shotcrete shear walls to the
interior of the exterior bearing walls while the center was kept in
continuous operation. This facility is near the New Madrid Fault.