Project Experience

Justice

Lake County Courthouse, Chicago area, IL

Mr. Livermore was the structural engineer of record for the 9 story courthouse building with an enclosed mechanical penthouse, a basement level, and a tunnel level below the basement.  The tunnel connects to an existing building and crosses the adjacent roadway to connect to another building across the street. The structural system of the building consists of reinforced concrete shear walls for lateral resistance; the gravity system is comprised of steel framing with composite concrete filled metal deck diaphragms. The basement and tunnel are cast in place concrete structures. The building has an approximate cumulative floor area of 200,000 square feet.  This building is considered to be a Category III building in terms of lateral force design levels and is in a high wind loading area. A high water table level completely submerges the tunnel.  The geotechnical conditions include poor soil and a deep bearing layer.  All of these elements, along with the desire to stage construction of building elements, make this project a unique challenge.

Riverside County Regional Detention Center, Cabazon, CA

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for 3 buildings (concrete tilt-up & pre-engineered metal buildings) on the new county jail campus. He designed the facilities for future expansion including anticipating temporary holding cell growth. He provided special structural engineering solutions for the extensive jail security requirements & operational restraints.

Laurel County Justice Center, London, KY

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for this 4 story county courthouse. He designed the concrete shear walls and conventional steel framing with concrete metal deck. He provided designs for the concrete retaining walls forming a basement area allowing secure access for judges and prisoners to enter the building. He engineered the basement and foundation system for the varying soil conditions. He designed for the structurally challenging architectural court features including the tall Corinthian columns.

Defense

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Baltimore District, Baltimore, MD and National Security Agency – Fort Meade, Maryland, East Campus – Joint Operations Center

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for the JOC Tower and Operations building to meet Antiterrorism-Force Protection standards for occupancy category IV including progressive collapse analysis using alternate load path method in conjunction with Tie-force method.  The JOC will be built at Fort Meade on the East Campus adjacent to the existing National Security Agency Headquarters (NSA).  The JOC is considered a Mission Critical Facility and will provide 24 hour / 7 days a week operations. Project consists of two new buildings with a common basement with 5 and 3stories respectively.

Aerospace Southwest Data Facility, White Sands Missile Range, NM

Mr. Livermore shared responsibilities as project structural engineer & leader of structural engineering team for a 2 story main central plant building. He utilized several steel braced frames and moment frames at several seismic separation joints, hanging pipes & mechanical equipment, underground vaults, and the central corridor. He provided significant structural engineering solutions for the highly technical electrical and mechanical engineering requirements.

Federal

NASA Collaborative Support Facility N232, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for this radial 2 story office building. He designed the structure with a braced frame exoskeleton structure for resisting lateral loads in the transverse direction and special moment frames in the longitudinal direction. He also designed the steel connector building and interior bridge spanning between the two structures. He designed the interior of the building with no columns for an ultimately flexible work space.

 

Dayton Airport Traffic Control Tower Base Building, Dayton, OH

Mr. Livermore shared responsibilities as the project structural engineer for the steel braced frame base building housing the ssential equipment for air traffic control tower operations. His design included the structural framing system, link building and its connections to the tower, retaining wall, and foundations for a truck loading dock.

 

PORTS

 

Marine Operations Building, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Livermore was the Structural Engineer of Record for a new 2 story Marine Operations Building for the Port of Los Angeles. The primary structural framing system is a structural steel frame consisting of wide flange steel beams, interior tube steel columns, and exterior concrete walls. Steel roof and floor beams bear on the concrete walls at the exterior. The lateral load resisting systems for the building is comprised of rigid floor and roof diaphragms (both are light weight concrete filled metal deck) and concrete bearing shear walls. The building is on a wharf of the port and required over 40 prestressed concrete piles driven 90ft into the subterranean rock dike. The total project is 12,000 sq. ft.

Battery Exchange Building, Pier E Terminal Redevelopment, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for a new Battery Exchange Building for the Port of Long Beach. Deep dynamic compaction ground improvement was utilized as extrement foundation settlement was expected on unimproved soil. A 42” thick mat slab foundation was designed to provide uniform soil bearing resistance. The entire battery powered AGV and BES concept and technology is designed to provide AGV operation, battery exchange, battery charging, battery management and service processes exclusively for the operation of a fleet of battery powered Automated Guided Vehicles. The total project is 14,600 sq. ft.

TRANSPORTATION/INDUSTRIAL

 

Monterey-Salinas County Regional Bus Maintenance Facility & San Joaquin County Bus Maintenance Facility, CA

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for the 4 CMU maintenance and operation support buildings on the new bus operations campuses. He designed the 100,000 sq.ft. U-shape building 5 with split diaphragms to avoid horizontal structural irregularities. However, this required additional lateral resisting elements. He utilized truss braced frames to avoid structural interference with the operations in the bus maintenance area. The projects required extensive coordination between mechanical and plumbing engineering disciplines as the buildings included basement level repair pits, hydraulic bus lifts, paint booths, suspended air & oil hose reels, sensitive mechanical & environmental equipment, man lifts, sump pits, bridge cranes, monorails, jib cranes, and large skylights.

Phoenix North Transfer Station, Phoenix, AZ*

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for the main building and several smaller buildings for this solid waste transportation facility and complex. He designed 4 masonry support buildings, the large pre-engineered metal building with concrete tilt-up wall panels, and the load-out port tunnel with elevated structural slab supporting wheel loaders during solid waste loading.

Chandler Transfer Station, Chandler, AZ*

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for the design of the new tunnel structural slab at the existing site. He designed the new elevated slab with large openings, columns, and foundations. He provided the structural analysis of the existing 17’ retaining walls for the additional loading of the new tunnel lids. He also led the construction administration effort.

Fremont Transfer Station, Fremont, CA*

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for the 3-D structural modeling and analysis of the solid waste and recyclables processing conveyor system. He provided the structural analysis of a conglomeration of 15 interlinked steel braced framed structures supporting heavy conveyors and storage units.

State/Local Government

 

Inland Empire Transportation Management Center (IETMC),

Fontana, CA

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for the IETMC taking responsibility for the structural drawings, from schematic design through construction documents. He designed and detailed the composite decks and vertical load carrying members for vibration and deflection, the retaining wall & foundations for the displaced building on base isolators, and the perimeter sidewalk connection to building to allow for sliding during an earthquake. He performed all tasks required for construction administration including submittal reviews, RFI’s, and construction observations.

Education

 

Liberia International College, Ganta, Liberia*

Mr. Livermore was the structural engineer for several 2 story concrete buildings for a new college campus in the inland region of post-war Liberia. The college will serve as a training facility for future leaders of the nation. The building consisted of reinforced concrete beams, columns, and shear walls on continuous or spread footings. Mr. Livermore worked directly with the college’s board of directors for the most sustainable and economical solution that met the functional needs of the college and community. This included incorporating into the design cultural spaces, local building methods & materials, and regional aesthetics. He also collaborated with the architectural team to master plan campus for phased construction.

Portable Modular Classrooms & Portable Large Multipurpose Rooms, CA*

Mr. Livermore was the structural engineer for portable modular steel moment frame classrooms. He designed the classrooms to be used anywhere in California which necessitated a structural design capable of resisting the maximum seismic demand forces. These high lateral loads were transmitted through C channels into HSS columns by advanced moment connections. For the multipurpose buildings, he designed some classrooms with no longitudinal walls allowing up to 14 modular units to be connected at the sides forming an expansive multipurpose space. He designed the roof top moment frame pagodas at the center of the diaphragm for an aesthetic appeal of a permanent multipurpose building and to provide above roof window openings for natural day light & ventilation.

Corporate

 

CKE Enterprises Headquarters 3-story Tilt-up Office Building, Anaheim, CA

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer from concept to construction phases of project. He designed and detailed of composite floor and roof deck vertical load carrying members for vibration and deflection. He designed and detailed the concrete diaphragm and tilt-up wall panel system for lateral load resistance designing for the wide and frequent large openings and thin piers. Project was completely designed and analyzed in a 3-D comprehensive structural analysis program.

Healthcare

 

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Salinas, CA

Mr. Livermore was the assistant project structural engineer for the energy building and tunnel. He provided calculations for various components of the overall project including stairs, equipment anchorage, tunnel, pipe supports, roof framing design, and underground tank supports.

Chino Medical Office Building, Chino, CA

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for the construction administration for a 30,000 sq.ft. 2-story wood framed shear wall building.

Cohen Medical Office Building, Ontario CA

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for a 2 story 20,000 sq. ft. medical office building.  He designed the wood framed building with panelized shear walls on spread footings.

UCI Hospital, Orange, CA

Mr. Livermore was the peer reviewer for the architectural elements & components of the new Hospital. He provided pre-plan OSHPD review of calculations and details for aluminum reinforced window glazing systems, louvers, and attachments to the structure.

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Universal Studios, Universal City, CA

Mr. Livermore was the Structural Engineer of Record for a new confidential attraction ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. The total project is 30,000 sq. ft.

Shanghai Disneyland Resort, Shanghai, China

Mr. Livermore assisted the local Chinese structural engineer for new confidential attractions at the new Shanghai Disneyland.

WATER

Santa Cruz Reservoir Mechanical Space, Santa Cruz, CA

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for the mechanical building located on the reservoir site. He designed the concrete shear wall building with a basement which opened up to the 1st floor. He designed the concrete structure for a truck loading and chemical containment.

Powell Butte Reservoir, Portland, OR

Mr. Livermore was the assistant project structural engineer for the 50 million gallon reservoir. He provided calculation verifications for the finite element structural analysis model.

Raymond Avenue Pump Station, Fullerton, CA

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for the underground vault and above ground building. He provided the design of the 35 foot deep reinforced concrete vault to withstand soil, earthquake, and the gravity loads of the building above.

Heil Avenue Pump Station, Huntington Beach, CA

Mr. Livermore was the project structural engineer for the underground vault and above ground building. He provided the design of the 17 foot deep reinforced concrete vault to withstand soil, earthquake, and the gravity loads of the building above.

 

CONDITION ASSESMENT FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS

 

Halaco Engineering Company PEMB – Structural Evaluation Report, Oxnard, CA

Mr. Livermore was the structural engineer for the evaluation of 4 pre-1960 pre-engineered metal buildings for structural stability and adequacy. The project included writing a report to the EPA of the findings. The buildings were located on a beach front property in California where they were subjected to intense corrosion causing severe decay of several elements of the structural system.

 

ITT Poway Building – Structural Evaluation Report, Poway, CA

Mr. Livermore was the structural engineer for the evaluation of this concrete tilt-up building for current code seismic requirements. He observed the structure and provided a structural analysis to determine if the connections of the roof diaphragm and the lateral load resisting system could withstand current code prescribed forces. He provided a written report of the findings and recommendations to the client.

Cal Am Reservoirs Seismic Evaluation, Thousand Oaks, CA

Mr. Livermore was the structural engineer for the seismic evaluation of 4 existing reservoirs containing a sum total of 10 million gallons of water. He provided observations, structural engineering analysis, design recommendations, and cost estimates. His report will be utilized by the water authority to determine whether or not to retrofit or replace the existing reservoirs.

 

Artesia Warehouse Building Seismic Retrofit & T.I., Artesia, CA*

Mr. Livermore was the structural engineer for the seismic retrofit of the existing pre-1960’s warehouse and interior office conversion. He provided the design for the buildings seismic upgrade to withstand current code prescribed seismic forces. The project retrofit included a 2-story interior office area structural redesign that met the new tenant’s office-warehouse functional requirements. Portions of the interior office were demolished for these improvements.

Weber Metals Masonry Building Seismic Retrofit & Evaluation Report, Artesia, CA*

Mr. Livermore was the structural engineer for a seismic retrofit of a pre-1960 masonry & steel machinery building. The building’s walls cracked over 1” in places during past seismic events. In addition, he provided the design for the connections of the diaphragm, framing members, and operating crane beam which required strengthening upgrades.

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