UCSF Mission Bay — Center For Vision Neuroscience

Plans for the new Center for Vision Neuroscience call for a 12-story building with 5-story south wing and a 3-story north wing. It will house ophthalmology clinics as well as teaching, research, conference, and administrative space. Langan explored subsurface conditions and evaluated existing data from explorations by others. The previous consultant recommended pile foundations, but we saved the team money by recommending ground improvement to allow for the building to be supported on shallow mat foundation. During construction, we observed installation and testing of displacement column ground improvement, site preparation, and other geotechnical-related construction items.