The San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, was formally dedicated on Armistice Day, November 11, 1932. Since then the building has been the site of numerous historic events, the most notable of which was the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945. In 1989, The Loma Prieta earthquake caused damage at all levels of this historic building. In addition, the building has badly deteriorated building systems, comprised largely of the original 1932 equipment including 80-year old boilers. ISI, working with the San Francisco Department of Public Works, provided structural steel and welding inspection, anchor/dowel installation inspection and materials identification. The ISI team includes Greg Santiago as Project Manager and Joselito (JoJo) Lizardo as Lead Inspector.
Our client, Laura Lombardi, writes, “..Joselito Lizardo has served superbly as the steel Special Inspector on one of Public Works’ signature projects, the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building Seismic Upgrade and Improvements, a $100M+ renovation project with new steel framing so complex that it has been referred to as a ‘Swiss watch.'”
Thank you Laura!