Monthly Archives: April 2016

17 April, 2016

Optimum Seismic Presents Seminar on Earthquake Ordinance at AAGLA Expo

By | 2018-01-29T22:48:48+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Seismic Retrofit Seminars|

Optimum Seismic informed Los Angeles area apartment owners today about the City of Los Angeles’ new earthquake retrofit mandate and how it impacts soft-story structures such as apartments and office buildings. The presentation took place at the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles’ annual Multi-Family Expo held at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall, 665 [...]

1 April, 2016

How Have Earthquakes Shaped Civilization?

By | 2018-01-29T22:49:15+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Earthquakes|

Last month marked the five-year anniversary of the devastating Tohoku earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan, causing more than 18,000 deaths, $300 billion in damage and a devastating tsunami that set off the worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl in 1986. Coastal communities were flattened – more than 400,000 buildings collapsed and another [...]