NEES Centrifuge Support Building (Tiered from SCH #1994022005)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Davis
Document Title
NEES Centrifuge Support Building (Tiered from SCH #1994022005)
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Academic and Administrative Low Density

Document Description
UC Davis proposes to construct and operate an approximately 4,700 gross square foot building to support research activities at the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Centrifuge site. The building would be located adjacent to the existing centrifuge facility near the hydraulics laboratory west of Brooks Road on the west campus. The proposed building would include space for offices, a conference and computer area, and space for preparing testing materials. The building would be constructed on a concrete foundation with a steel frame structure, metal panel sheathing, and a metal panel roof. Project elements surrounding the building would include a new gravel area for employee parking, a new gravel entrance drive, and a new septic system. Centrifuge modeling is a tool for studying the effects of ground shaking on critical structures. The centrifuge applies an increased gravitational acceleration to physical models in order to produce identical self-weight stresses in the models and prototypes. Centrifuge model testing provides data to improve the understanding of soil deformation and failure and provides benchmarks to verify numerical models.

Contact Information
Sid England
University of California, Davis
Lead/Public Agency
Office of Research Management and Planning One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone : (530) 752-2432


Cross Streets
West of Brooks Road
Total Acres
State Highways
113, I-80
Union Pacific
University Airport
Davis Joint Unified
Putah Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (4,720 sf)
Local Action
Project Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance

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