RFQ No. FM240167

UCSB Music Unit 1 Seismic Improvements Testing and Inspection Services


Bidding Closed

Bid Date11/7/23 4:00pm

Company & Contacts

UCSB Design and Construction Services
Ernie Knapp, University Rep.  


UCSB Campus


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Project Description: Qualifications submittals are hereby solicited by The University of California, Santa Barbara (“UCSB” or “University”) from qualified individuals and firms for the provision of UCSB Music Unit 1 Seismic Improvements Testing & Inspection Services (hereinafter referred to as the “Project”), as described more fully under RFQ No. FM240167. Music Building Unit 1 was originally constructed in 1954 and has received no major upgrades since that time. The Project will reinforce the 40,017 GSF two-story building, with approximately 17,530 assignable SF in the renovation. The upgrade will bring the building’s Seismic Performance Rating from VI to IV, as a part of a campus-wide initiative to bring all structures into compliance with current building code(s).  The seismic strengthening work includes the addition of concrete shear walls, shotcrete reinforcement of existing structural elements, associated foundation upgrades, and miscellaneous strengthening of structural elements, including columns and beams.  Additional repairs will focus on accessibility upgrades and deferred maintenance of electrical and mechanical systems.

 The planned date for start of construction is November 1, 2023, with an anticipated completion of construction date on September of 2024. 

 The estimated construction budget is approximately $11,000,000.

Scope of Services:  Testing and Inspection is to be performed in coordination with the construction schedule, which may include both day and night time construction activities. Inspections will be required during both periods throughout construction. Responsibilities and services may include but are not limited to the following:  Soils Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Soil Investigation, Foundation Investigation, Various Sampling, Aggregate, Concrete, Concrete & Masonry Coring, Masonry Block & Veneered Block, Steel, Fireproofing, Welding Inspections and required Certifications, Piping Inspections and required Certifications, in addition to the following services:

  • Geotechnical Engineer Site Visits

  • Soil Compaction Testing, Maximum Density – Optimum Moisture tests

  • Reinforcing steel placement inspections

  • Concrete Placement Inspections, Concrete Cylinders

  • Grout Placement Inspections, Grout Specimens

  • Shotcrete Placement Inspection, Shotcrete Test Panels

  • Field Welding Inspection

  • Epoxy Dowel Installation Inspection, Tensile Testing

  • Torque Testing of Post-Installed Wedge and Titen Anchors

  • Fiberwrap polymer (FRP) Application Inspection, Tensile and Pull Off Testing

  • Seismic Force Resisting System (SFRS) Installation Inspection, Torque Testing

  • Providing timely inspections and issuing timely reports for all inspections and tests

Equal Opportunity Statement:  Each candidate firm will be required to show evidence of its equal employment opportunity policy. Every effort will be made to ensure that all persons shall have equal access to contracts and other business opportunities with the University, regardless of: race; color; religion; sex; age; ancestry; national origin; sexual orientation; physical or mental disability; veteran's status; medical condition; genetic information; marital status; gender identity; pregnancy; service in the uniformed services; or citizenship within the limits imposed by law or University's policy.