Apple Inc. constructed its new headquarters in the heart of Cupertino, California. The developed property is 176 acres, and the actual campus boasts a staggering 2,800,000 sq ft housing 13,000 employees. The campus’s graceful, circular, curved glass structure stretches one mile in circumference, 1512 ft in diameter, and nests restfully within surrounding green acres as approaching roadways and parking spaces are underground.
SDI’s scope of work included installation of Seismic Expansion Joints (or moat covers) at the perimeters of the Main Building where the building interfaces with the ground to accommodate the designed seismic movement gap of 52”. The movement capacity is 52” in all horizontal directions and a vertical movement linked to the base isolator design of 5”.