Monthly Archives: August 2017

29 August, 2017

Tips to Navigating the Tenant Habitability Process

By | 2018-01-04T20:43:32+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Tenant Habitability Process, tenant occupied seismic retrofit, tips|

Seismic retrofits affect more than just the buildings they are designed to protect. Depending on the construction process, they have the potential to disrupt quality of life for your tenants. That’s why the City of Los Angeles in 2005 enacted the Tenant Habitability Program to encourage landlords to mitigate unacceptable living conditions caused by construction [...]

11 August, 2017

Two Quakes, Two Completely Different Outcomes

By | 2018-01-12T16:59:47+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquakes|

Building practices in Chile and Nepal underscore the importance of retrofits to withstand seismic activity Every month of every year, an average of as many as 10 major quakes between a magnitude 6.0 and 6.9 strike somewhere on our planet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The level of destruction resulting from this seismic activity [...]

4 August, 2017

Getting the Least Disruption from Your Retrofit

By | 2018-01-12T16:59:20+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Earthquake Retrofits, Optimum Seismic, Seismic Retrofit|

The primary purpose of an earthquake retrofit is to make a building safer in the event of an earthquake. But there are many other important considerations as well – issues that could affect the functionality and operations of a building for both the short- and long-term. Guard Against Lost Parking Spaces Parking, and the [...]