Information for Strong-Motion Station
UT:SLC;Bennett Fed Bld
NSMP Station 7215
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 40.7665 N
Longitude 111.8867 W
Elevation (m) 1309
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground7/2
Plan Shaperegular
Base Dimensions300 x 125 ft
Typical Floor Dimensions300 x 125 ft
Design Date1963
Instrumentation2004, 26 accelerometers on 8 levels of the building
Vertical Load Carrying System8" thick two-way flat plate floors supported by reinforced-concrete columns
Lateral Force Resisting SystemOriginal reinforced-concrete column-slab system strengthened by added external steel braced frames.
Foundation TypeSpread footings on piles
RemarksThe building was seismically upgraded in 2001 using 344 buckling-restrained braces to meet life safety performance under BSE-1 and collapce prevention under BSE-2 earthquake intensity according to FEMA-273 regulations.