Museum of Man
The California Tower at the Museum of Man in San Diego, CA was constructed for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. The main tower was built using a combination of concrete and block and the main building a dome and concrete system. Over the years, this structure has received a variety of structural upgrades.
Tobolski Watkins provided engineering consulting services to a local engineering firm relating to the analysis of this complex structural system. The aged nature of the structure required detailed attention to system details to develop appropriate modeling assumptions. Additionally, consulting was provided relating to the seismic capacity and inelastic abilities of a variety of key details within the main tower.