U.S. Border Crossing Stations

San Ysidro, CA

Client

Protective Technologies Group

Completion

2014
U.S. Border Crossing Stations San Ysidro
U.S. Border Crossing Stations San Ysidro
U.S. Border Crossing Stations San Ysidro

With more than 100,000 people crossing daily, San Ysidro is one of the busiest Land Port of Entries.  This project reconfigures the port to reduce northbound wait times and improve U.S. Customs and Border Protection services.  The new three-story, 87,000 sq ft administrative and operations building is located close to daily vehicular traffic, and therefore close to potential explosive threats.  Expanding on previous research for blast-resistant walls using mild and High Strength Low Alloy Vanadium (HSLA-V) steel studs, SGH developed innovative blast-resistant wall designs for the new building using a composite cold-formed steel stud wall system at a fraction of the cost of more traditional blast-resistant systems.