Monthly Archives: December 2019

23 December, 2019

Ali Sahabi Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from BIA Chapter

By |2020-01-06T17:21:12+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA — Ali Sahabi has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019 from the Building Industry Association of Southern California’s Baldy View Chapter

Born to Abbas and Leila Sahabi, he learned the importance of hard work and dedication from his father, a Middle Eastern businessman […]

12 December, 2019

The Economic Benefits of Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

By |2019-12-12T17:21:45+00:00December 12th, 2019|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofit|

In 1971, the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Van Nuys, California, suffered extensive damage in the 6.5-magnitude Sylmar earthquake. Forced to cease operations in order to rebuild the facility, the self-proclaimed “King of Beers” took another hard financial hit as competitors made inroads into the Anheuser-Busch market during this time. Faced with the […]

10 December, 2019

What is ‘slow earthquakes’ relationship to regular ones and the conditions that give rise to these events

By |2019-12-10T18:25:59+00:00December 10th, 2019|Related News|

Better earthquake-detection instruments revealed that there is a whole range of slip speeds in between. These are known as slow earthquakes and can last days, months or sometimes even years.
Dr. Ake Fagereng, a geologist at Cardiff University in the UK said “there are still many questions […]

7 December, 2019

Leaders Push for Building Safety Compliance

By |2019-12-10T19:35:07+00:00December 7th, 2019|Seismic Waves|

December 2019 Newsletter.

Building safety is critical to the health of our communities. We can see that in the aftermath of last month’s 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Albania that left 4,000 people homeless, 2,000 injured and 51 dead. Officials are […]

4 December, 2019

how an earthquake could devastate a Vancouver elementary school

By |2019-12-04T18:36:11+00:00December 4th, 2019|Related News|

A picture is worth a thousand words. Seismic engineers and psychologists from UBC teamed up with a visual artist to create an image of a Vancouver elementary school after a major earthquake.

For more info, please read the original article by Vancouver Is Awesome:
https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2019/12/03/vancouver-earthquake-elementary-school/

[…]

3 December, 2019

Disaster Resilience: Protecting Your Community & Assets

By |2019-12-11T17:33:43+00:00December 3rd, 2019|AAGLA|

If a major earthquake were to strike today, would you rather have ample food and water for your family, or a job?

Ideally, you would want both. One is for short-term survival, the other for long-term sustainability.

That’s why, as millions of Californians took part in the recent Great Shakeout earthquake drill […]

2 December, 2019

2019: A Big Year for Quakes and Resiliency

By |2019-12-11T16:31:52+00:00December 2nd, 2019|AACSC|

Unsettling news about earthquakes has rattled much of California this year.

Thirty years after the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, a U.S. Geological Survey geologist is calling the Bay Area a “tectonic time bomb,” and the head of U.C. Berkeley’s Seismological Lab is warning that “Loma Prieta was not the […]

1 December, 2019

UCSD Campus at Risk: Is Your Apartment Building, Too?

By |2019-12-11T17:20:06+00:00December 1st, 2019|SDCAA|

The news is grim: More than half of UCSD’s buildings are a “serious” or “severe risk to life,” according to an internal seismic safety survey obtained by NBC Channel 7.

Two hundred sixty-eight of the university’s 528 buildings are in “poor condition” with “serious” risk of injury in a major earthquake. […]