If Julia Morgan could see the Berkeley City Club now
Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004
What is steel-reinforced concrete? How was the multi-story Berkeley City Club building constructed in these materials? How could it have been completed in only 11 months in 1929-30 without modern construction equipment? Are these ceilings and beams really formed concrete? How were the beautiful columns and ornamental details crafted? Is this building method secure and seismically strong? Could this building and these decorative elements be replicated today?
John Maillard, concrete specialist (JFM Enterprises Inc., Waterproofing and Restoration Services), will address these questions and more at a lecture sponsored by the Landmark Heritage Foundation.
Monday, 8 June 2009, 7 pm
Berkeley City Club Drawing Room
2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley
(510) 848-7800; (510) 883-9710