Information for Strong-Motion Station
Fairfield - 3-story Hospital
CGS - CSMIP Station 68032
Earthquakes recorded by this station
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Latitude 38.2618 N
Longitude 122.0481 W
Elevation (m) 10
Site Geology Thin alluvium over rock (claystone)
Vs30 (m/sec) - -
Site Class D
Remarks/Notes Site information sources
No. of Stories above/below ground3/0
Plan ShapeRectangular
Base Dimensions188' x 102'
Typical Floor DimensionsSame as base dimensions
Design Date1991
Instrumentation2000. 12 accelerometers, on 4 levels in the building. 3 accelerometers at a reference free-field site.
Vertical Load Carrying System3.75" light-weight concrete over steel deck supported by steel beams and columns.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemEccentrically-braced steel frames along the perimeter and moment resisting steel frames in various locations in the building.
Foundation TypeConcrete spread footing (supported on single concrete drilled pier) with grade beams under braced frames. Concrete spread footings under gravity columns.
RemarksThis hospital building was instrumented as part of the OSHPD/CSMIP Hospital Instrumentation Project.