Seismic Retrofits

Bayer Pipe Rack

As part of the Bayer Healthcare facility expansion, the new 40,000sf structure is modular in design to accommodate laboratories’ ease of moving therapies. The detailing, fabrication and erection of the structural modular system, which are preassembled racks, were completed by Olson Steel.

Transbay Block 7

The Transbay Transit Center Project is a visionary transportation and housing project that transforms downtown San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area’s regional transportation system by creating a “Grand Central Station of the West” in the heart of a new transit-friendly neighborhood. The approximately $4.5 billion project will replace the former Transbay Terminal at […]

California Health Science

The new 3-story, 90,000 square foot facility is the latest College of Osteopathic Medicine Campus for the California Health Sciences University System located in Clovis California.  This facility features a state-of-the-art simulation center, osteopathic skills lab, a large classroom with capacity for 300 students, and a second classroom with 200 student capacity. The building will […]

400/430 California

Originally built in 1908 and modified in 1967, Olson Steel was involved in the seismic retrofit of 400/430 California Street – a historic bank located in the heart of the Central Business District in downtown San Francisco, by providing the lattice work of new steel, as well as structural steel on the basement, Level 3, […]

Restoration Hardware

The upscale home furnishing retailer Restoration Hardware will be the first tenant at Pier 70. The Nibbi Brothers General Contractors were commissioned to renovate this historically significant building. In addition to the existing building renovation, a 2-story Café building (hybrid structure with conventional moment frame steel framing) with an interior courtyard area will be connected […]

12 kV Switchgear Platform

Olson Steel provided the fabrication and erection of the structural steel and miscellaneous metals, FRP grating, and aluminum handrails associated with the project, including the columns, braces, and connections. The Silicon Valley Clean Water’s 12 kV switchgear was transported in two pieces and positioned on top of the Olson Steel-constructed steel structure, which rests on […]

KLA Tencor Corporation – Amenities Building

Located in Milpitas, the KLA Tencor Project is a 24,000sf; 2-story amenities building that will have a kitchen, small café, meeting rooms, an open lounge and outdoor deck. Olson Steel was awarded the contract to provide the structural steel and miscellaneous metals. Structural steel framing fabricated and erected by Olson Steel included roof screen framing […]

1500 Mt. Diablo

1500 Mt. Diablo is a three level first-class retail development located in the heart of Downtown Walnut Creek. Situated on the northwest corner of the premier retail intersection in the East Bay, 1500 Walnut Creek neighbors Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Apple, Pottery Barn, and an array of other world class retailers located in and […]

Sacramento Downtown Plaza

Formerly know as the Sacramento Downtown Plaza, Olson Steel provided all of the structural steel, miscellaneous metals, and steel decking for the newly renovated Downtown Commons (or DoCo), which is a two-level outdoor entertainment and shopping complex operated by JMA Ventures, LLC, located in downtown Sacramento near the State Capitol building. Olson Steel was responsible […]

Garden Village

2201 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 Each Garden Village apartment includes single-occupancy bedrooms that are fully furnished with high-quality, well-designed furniture. Large operable windows are provided in every room and on opposing sides of each unit, providing natural lighting and ample ventilation. Units also include full-size kitchens with high-efficiency appliances and high-efficiency in-unit washers and […]

Massy House

Designed by Frank Gehry, Olson Steel fabricated and erected the structural steel for this massive, # room house. The rooms include a Great Room, wine pavilion, a guest house, a metal deck and bridges. The structural steel included complete installation of a variety of heavy steel shapes including but not limited to wide flange beams […]

710 Market Street

Olson’s scope of work on this project included erecting the structural steel for a new stand alone and retrofitted structure that was located between two existing buildings. The structure is 12 stories high, with a footprint of 120 feet by 50 feet. Detailed sequencing went into coordinating the fabrication, shipping and erection of the structure. […]

West Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station

This new Bay Area Rapid Transit station includes 1200 parking spaces, 210 housing units, office space, and a hotel. The station is located in the median of Interstate 580, between the Castro Valley and Dublin/Pleasanton stations. Olson Steel provided the structural steel package for the station including the pedestrian bridges that were erected over both […]

Stanford University Bing Concert Hall

The Bing Concert Hall is an 844 seat concert hall on the Stanford University Campus in Stanford California. The 56′ 11″ tall building has a unique elliptical shaped concert hall core made from structural steel columns and high roof supporting a concrete cast in place shell, all tilted inboard at a uniform 10 degree angle. […]

Kaiser CUP San Leandro

The Kaiser San Leandro Hospital project consisted of a 262-bed, six-story, OSHPD 1 Hospital, and a 30,000 square foot Central Utility Plant which consists of two levels. Olson Steel was contracted on the Central Utility Plant (C.U.P.) to handle the detailing, fabrication and erection of main structural steel, brace columns, roof screen frame, metal panel […]

Oakland Unified School District Downtown Educational Complex

The 123,000 square foot Downtown Educational Complex houses three separate schools on one campus, including a Elementary K-5 school, MetWest High School and a child development center. The versatile multi-use structure will also serve the Eastlake neighborhood of Oakland with a community health clinic and TV station. Olson Steel provided the structural steel for this […]

USC Cinematic School

The USC School of Cinematic Arts, Phase 3 project expands the campus’ School of Cinematic Arts classroom and work space by 62,500 sq. ft. The building includes screening rooms, audio sensitive rooms, grant research labs, faculty offices, and support spaces. The building consists of three stories above grade and one below, and ties in aesthetically […]

Oakland Airport BART Connector

The Oakland Airport Connector project is a 3.2-mile automated people mover rail system that connects the Coliseum Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station and the Oakland Airport. It is estimated to serve eight million passengers annually. Turner is building the three vertical elements/stations of the project. Olson Steel handled all steel related construction associated with […]

Pier 27 New Cruise Terminal

The Pier 27 Cruise Terminal project was completed in two phases. Phase one includes enhanced building core and shell and limited site improvements for a temporary certificate of occupancy. The America’s Cup Event Authority then completed their tenant improvements needed for the America’s Cup Race Events. Phase II involved interior finishes and site work to […]

Stanford Central Energy Facility

Olson Steel at the request of Stanford University partnered with Whiting -Turner to take on all responsibilities of handling fabrication and erection of the complex structural steel beams, columns and deck support of Stanford’s new Replacement Central Energy Facility (RCEF). RCEF will substantially reduce Stanford’s energy usage for heating and cooling, resulting in lower criteria […]

Bloomingdale’s Palo Alto

This new Bloomingdale’s retail store, located within the Stanford Shopping Center, replaces the original Bloomingdale’s store that opened in 1996. The three-story, 120,000 SF building features an architecturally elegant and inviting presence with a steel structure and modern sleek exterior façade. Olson Steel partnered with C.W. Driver to handle all construction aspects from BIM modeling […]

Hastings Law School

A major retrofit and renovation of Mary Kay Kane Hall for the University of California. Olson installed 72 unbounded braces from Japan along with total structural retrofit of existing steel. We reworked the entire existing stair rail on three stairs and brought it up to code. The new stair in the Law Library was a […]


A major seismic retrofit and renovation of the headquarters building for the East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) in Oakland.

Oakland City Hall

A major seismic retrofit and renovation of Oakland City Hall that was built in 1911 and is recognized as a national historical landmark. Our seismic upgrade included a massive structural steel and concrete shear wall bracing system throughout the building’s 260 lineal feet and seismic base isolators in the foundation. Important historical features of the […]

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, a joint venture with WRNS Studio of San Francisco, the new building housing the Contemporary Jewish Museum is a 64,000 square foot steel structure on concrete that incorporates the beaux-arts façade of the historic Jessie Street substation designed by Willis Polk in 1905. The Museum’s interior spaces include a […]

Ghirardelli Square

This project is a complete retrofit project to the historic Ghirardelli Square building located at the San Francisco Wharf. Olson Steel handled the seismic upgrade and reinforcement to convert the building into Condos overlooking the Bay. The challenge of the project is to incorporate the retrofit of the new steel to the existing 100 year […]

680 Folsom

Total renovation of an existing steel frame 12-story vacant office building with basement parking level and mechanical penthouse level. The total building area is approximately 550,000 square feet with floor infills at the first and second levels and the addition of two building floors. The project includes a voluntary seismic upgrade; new base building cores […]

San Francisco City Hall

A major seismic retrofit and modernization of San Francisco’s national landmark Beaux Arts City Hall. The $300 million project was designed to preserve the historic nature of the 83-year-old building, while preventing damage of the type it suffered in the Loma Prieta earthquake on Oct 17, 1989. To isolate it from the shock of the […]

State Bar Association

The seismic upgrade project at the State Bar building in San Francisco was a challenging job that mostly installed at night. The work paid off. The American Association of Structural Engineers notified General Contractor Turner Construction that the project has won the “2007 Best Seismic Upgrade Award”. Olson’s scope was installing the custom WT frames […]

Genentech B9 Seismic Upgrades

Genentech Inc is in the process of implementing a substantial seismic upgrade program to all of it’s facilities with the objective of protecting it’s employees and reducing business interruptions in the event of nature disaster. After completing its Vacaville campus, Genentech partnered up with its long time partners, DPR Construction and Olson Steel to continue […]

Asian Arts Museum

A complete seismic retrofit including a base isolation system and structural steel. Olson also provided miscellaneous metals, stair ramps and castings. In 2003, the Asian Art Museum began a new era with its move to San Francisco’s Civic Center. The voters of San Francisco approved a bond measure providing partial funding for renovation and seismic […]