John L. O’Brien Building Renovation

Jackson Federal Building Design/Build Modernization
April 28, 2017
Cedar River Water Treatment Facility
April 28, 2017
Location: Olympia, Washington

The existing neoclassical John L. O’Brien Building, which houses 64 of the 98 Washington State House of Representatives members, became both an earthquake and a fire risk after the destructive Nisqually earthquake in 2001. This project involved a $47.5 million renovation consisting of seismic and life safety upgrades, replacement of aging and failing infrastructures, energy conservation, and efficiency improvements to the four-story structure constructed in 1940 on the Capitol campus.

ORA was engaged to provide the following testing and inspection services:
  • Reinforcing steel
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Shotcrete
  • Structural steel fabrication and erection
  • Ultrasonic testing of welds
  • Proprietary anchors – adhesive and mechanical
  • In-place shear testing