Monthly Archives: February 2017

24 February, 2017

Why earthquake retrofit laws may be coming soon to your city

By |2018-01-22T19:23:57+00:00February 24th, 2017|Earthquake Retrofits|

There’s a growing effort underway to make California communities safer, as cities throughout the state adopt new laws requiring seismic retrofits of buildings proven to be vulnerable to damage in an earthquake. San Francisco, Berkeley and other Bay Area cities were among the first to mandate earthquake retrofits for wood-framed, soft-story buildings – structures [...]

15 February, 2017

Santa Monica May Launch a New Frontier in Earthquake Safety

By |2018-01-22T19:45:20+00:00February 15th, 2017|LA Retrofit Laws|

Santa Monica is now poised to enter a new frontier in earthquake safety that could have implications for other cities looking at seismic retrofitting, the Los Angeles Times wrote in a recent article about the City Council’s tentative approval of what could be the nation’s most extensive seismic retrofitting effort. The draft ordinance, if [...]

1 February, 2017

California Cities Serious About Preparing Buildings For Earthquakes

By |2018-01-24T01:18:06+00:00February 1st, 2017|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits|

Just one year ago, the city of Los Angeles began to roll out its new earthquake retrofit laws, considered at the time to be the nation’s most comprehensive ordinances on the books. Today, many other cities are adopting ordinances of their own – some even more stringent than those adopted by L.A. What did [...]