California college abruptly closes its biggest building over seismic safety concerns

Davies Hall is the college’s biggest building, with 80 faculty offices and 200 classes here this semester.

It’s the unexpected evacuation of Davies Hall at American River College in Sacramento County due to concerns over earthquakes.

Cardoza says Davies Hall was built in 1967 and a recent structural survey shows it does not meet current state seismic safety standards. Its “lift slab” architectural design could crumble if there was an earthquake.

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