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Candlestick Park
Structural Investigation and Repair
San Francisco, CA
In 1983, Interactive Resources was called upon by the City and County of San Francisco to provide a comprehensive investigation of the deterioration of structural and architectural components at Candlestick Park. The project included a detailed report on observations, recommendations, and test results, estimated construction costs for necessary repairs for an extended service life. The study determined that the stadium was in serious disrepair and recommended that the park be upgraded immediately to provide a higher level of resistance to potential seismic forces. Interactive Resources subsequently prepared contract documents for structural repairs and provided construction administration services.

In 1988, the firm was once again called in to resolve water infiltration problems in the newly constructed luxury boxes at the stadium.

Following the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in Northern California, Interactive Resources was called in on an emergency basis to evaluate the condition of Candlestick Park, which was hosting the third game of the 1989 World Series during the tremor. An emergency response team of engineers and architects was dispatched immediately to the stadium, to perform a visual inspection and identify areas damaged by the earthquake. Following the identification of problem areas, Interactive Resources worked on the scene with contractors, the City staff and stadium management to ensure that Candlestick Park was repaired to its original condition and was ready for the resumption of the World Series ten days later.