Monthly Archives: September 2019

30 September, 2019

How An Architect Who Designs “Half-Houses” Rebuilt A City

By |2019-09-30T18:26:12+00:00September 30th, 2019|Related News|

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 […]

30 September, 2019

Scientists Probe Northwest Lakes to Learn About Quakes

By |2019-09-30T15:32:39+00:00September 30th, 2019|Related News|

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, […]

30 September, 2019

Do HOA’s maintain earthquake insurance?

By |2019-09-30T15:29:52+00:00September 30th, 2019|Related News|

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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30 September, 2019

Four Easy Steps to Guard Your Business for Disaster Resilience

By |2020-06-24T01:07:02+00:00September 30th, 2019|Buildings Vulnerabilities, Earthquake Resilience, Seismic Resilience, Seismic Retrofit|

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 […]

26 September, 2019

Over 300 San Francisco Properties Miss Earthquake Retrofit Deadline

By |2019-09-26T17:26:21+00:00September 26th, 2019|Related News|

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 […]

24 September, 2019

City Officials Update Rancho Southeast Association of REALTORS® on Projects in Local Communities

By |2019-09-24T15:53:30+00:00September 24th, 2019|Press Release|

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 […]

6 September, 2019

Multi-Family Housing Trade Show Sponsored by AACSC to Feature Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning Experts

By |2019-09-06T00:21:06+00:00September 6th, 2019|Press Release|

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 […]

5 September, 2019

Events Kick Off to Create Safer L.A. County

By |2019-09-14T15:53:34+00:00September 5th, 2019|Seismic Waves|

September 2019 Newsletter.

What’s Los Angeles County doing to plan for resilience? And how can businesses and local government ensure that the fabric of our society remains intact following a major earthquake? Find out by attending one in a series […]

4 September, 2019

BizFed Earthquake Preparedness Seminar Series to Focus on Creating a Safer Los Angeles County

By |2019-09-04T22:15:30+00:00September 4th, 2019|Press Release|

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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 […]

2 September, 2019

Don’t Be Blind to Your Building’s Vulnerabilities – Become Disaster Resilient

By |2020-06-24T01:11:01+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Buildings Vulnerabilities, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Retrofit Benefits|

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 […]