Alejandro Aravena, co-founder of the Santiago design firm Elemental, is an award winning architect known as a socially conscious problem-solver. He initially attracted international renown for his “half-a-house” approach to designing social housing, which is exactly what it sounds like Read the complete article reviewing his many innovative design solutions […]
Multiple teams of earthquake researchers are looking in lakes to figure out how strongly the Pacific Northwest shook during great quakes in the past. It turns out lakes preserve a nifty earthquake record that can shed light on the next “Really Big One.” According to Oregon State University marine geologist, […]
California law does not require HOAs to carry earthquake insurance, but boards should check their CC&Rs. Click open the article here for some great questions and answers covering possible options for having earthquake protection as a condominium owner in a home owners association.
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If you’ve ever driven down the 405 freeway in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley, you have passed by the sprawling 95-acre Anheuser-Busch brewery where, since 1954, some of the world’s most famous beer brands such as Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob, and more recent labels like Bud Ice, Kirin Ichiban and […]
Owners of more than 300 properties across San Francisco have missed the final deadline to start an earthquake-retrofit project required under the city’s Soft Story Mandatory Retrofit program. The buildings not in compliance represent just 7 percent of the structures citywide that the program identified as requiring retrofits. But, given […]
UPDATE ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITY — Officials from six area cities provided an update to some 40 local Realtors® on development activities underway or planned in their communities. The Rancho Southeast Association of Realtors® event was sponsored by Optimum Seismic, Inc.
Vernon, Calif. — A group of some 40 members of the […]
Multi-Family Housing Trade Show Sponsored by AACSC to Feature Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning Experts
Explore the Apartment Association of California Southern Cities’ Multifamily Housing Trends & Gain Insights on September 18, 2019
The demand for responsible multifamily housing continues to strengthen with no indication of stopping. Seasoned professionals and those new to this market sector will come together on September 18 to network with […]
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A series of earthquake preparedness seminars focused on creating a safer Los Angeles County has been announced by the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed).
In the aftermath of this summer’s 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest and widespread destruction caused by wildfires in […]
Nobody knows where or when the next major earthquake or disaster will strike. While there is clear evidence about the types of buildings likely to suffer damage from seismic shaking, it’s always best to assess your risks by having your apartment building inspected to identify its resiliency as well as […]