Randy DeVoto, principal of CSDA, was a member of the San Francisco Private School Earthquake Safety Working Group that recommended the legislation be enacted. As a member of this group, Randy worked with other volunteers including local parents, engineers, architects, school representatives and City staff to study the issues related to the earthquake risk of private schools in San Francisco. The group encountered concerns such as common expectations for the safety of schools, the evaluation of earthquake risk, as well as possible building improvement options. The group issued its report in December 2013.
In response to the new legislation, CSDA has partnered with Degenkolb, a San Francisco-based structural engineering firm, to deliver integrated services to guide private schools in completing the required evaluations and planning for possible renovations. Together, our team can provide seismic evaluations, master plans, ADA upgrades, seismic retrofits, phasing, and budget evaluations.
To learn more about San Francisco’s Earthquake Safety Implementation Program for Private Schools and to read the working group’s full report, survey results and recommendations, please click here.