The unique circumstances associated with building in seismic areas require
knowledge, experience and expertise.
PK Associates has designed numerous buildings in California and other
high seismic areas. Working closely with the Office of the Statewide Health
Planning and Development (OSHPD), PK Associates has worked with various medical
and health professionals to deliver buildings that are designed to resist seismic forces.
As noted in California Senate Bill 1953: "hospital buildings that are considered hazardous
and at risk of collapse or significant loss of life in the event of an earthquake or
other natural disaster must be replaced or retrofitted to higher seismic safety standards by 2013, or later with an approved extension."- OSHPD website
PK Associates can assist hospitals, general contractors, and architects with design to
handle retrofitting and/or reconstruction to effectively comply with SB 1953.