West Coast Premier Construction Inc. (WCPC) is a San Francisco Bay Area based company. We provide structural engineering, construction and technical services to a variety of building types and occupancy use throughout the Bay Area. WCPC specializes in seismic retrofit design and construction of soft-story apartment buildings as well as seismic retrofit design and construction of unreinforced brick masonry buildings, non-ductile concrete and historic landmark buildings. We also provide full engineering and construction services on building projects requiring new construction, major remodeling, repairs or additions.
A sample of the soft story seismic retrofit, other seismic retrofit and new construction projects completed by our
company is shown below:
We focus on five important aspects of Engineering & Construction rules:
- Safety; Technical Expertise; Cost Effectiveness; Timely Completion and Client Satisfaction.
Our company carries all insurance coverage including General Liability, Workers Compensation, Automobile liability and Professional Errors and Omissions.
West Coast Premier Construction has established itself as a leading design-build contractor in providing screening, engineering and construction services for seismic retrofit of soft story apratment buildings. WCPC is currently providng soft story seismic retrofit plans and construction on several multi story apartment and condominium buildings located throughout the Bay Area cities including San Francisco, Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley. These seismic safety improvements are intended to comply with the City’s recently adopted soft story seismic ordinance. Soft, weak or open-front wall buildings, referred to as "Soft story buildings" are seismically vulnerable wood framed multi-unit multi-story apartments or condominiums which have tuck-under gargare parking provisions and openings at the first (ground) level walls.
Our company has extensive experience in seismic retrofit engineering and construction of unreinforced brick masonry buildings. WCPC completed the earthquake retrofit for First Church of Christ, Scientist located at 1700 Franklin Street, San Francisco. This unreinforced brick masonry historic landmark building accommodates a church auditorium with historic organ pipes, a balcony and a sunday school that totals over 22,000 square feet in 2½ levels.
Several strengthening corrective measures have been incorporated (Five new shotcrete shear walls, three steel moment resisting frames, new plywood roof diaphragm, bracing of tall brick walls with structural steel members as well as attachment of brick masonry walls to roof and floors). In addition new handicap accessible ramps were installed at the main entry and at the sunday school and new handicap accessible restrooms were constructed at each level. The interior of the building received complete new painting and carpeting. All exterior wood framed windows were completely repaired, restored and repainted.
This project was engineered by Sikaroudi & Associates, Inc. and managed by Architectural Resources Group, Inc. While retrofitting the building to the stringent “General Procedure” requirements of the San Francisco Ordinance for unreinforced brick masonry buildings, the design and construction goals were to preserve the interior and exterior historic features of the building. The church and Sunday school services remained operational throughout the construction work. The construction started in April 2008 and was completed in June 2009 and signed-off by the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection.