WETA North Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility Seismic Retrofit

Category: Work
Vallejo, CA

Water Emergency Transportation Agency (WETA) was a design-build project that focused on the adaptive reuse of two existing historic brick buildings that were seismically retrofitted and modernized into office, storage, and retail space. The buildings totaled 13,183 square feet of space, and construction consisted of providing new concrete footings, retrofitting the wood roof framing, and the addition of structural steel braced frames. Nonstructural upgrades involved the addition of interior cold-formed partition walls, installation of a new metal roof, and all new interior finishes. Much of the existing exterior brick was repointed to preserve the historic fabric.
Adjacent to the brick buildings, two new pre-engineered metal buildings were constructed to house new warehouse space. These buildings totaled 8,360 square feet and were both single story structures with shallow foundations.

Size 13,183 sf
Completed 2015
Construction Cost $9.7M
Architect RIM Architects
Contractor West Bay Builders
Owner San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA)