Monthly Archives: January 2020

31 January, 2020

Carpinteria Considers Mandatory Seismic Retrofitting

By |2020-03-06T15:57:13+00:00January 31st, 2020|Related News|

The City of Carpinteria is considering doing a seismic retrofit ordinance for their soft-story buildings built before 1991. They city believes 14 buildings would be affected by this ordinance.

For more info, please read the original article by Coastal View:

24 January, 2020

Make it Last: Extending the Lifespan of Today’s Buildings through Adaptive Reuse and Resiliency

By |2020-02-06T14:31:51+00:00January 24th, 2020|Adaptive Reuse, Seismic Resilience|

Don’t throw the past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When everything old is new again

These popular lyrics, from the 1974 movie “All That Jazz,” reflect the continual push by society to tap into something unique, even when it seems that everything has been done before.”

It’s […]

24 January, 2020

Expert Soft-Story Retrofits in Los Angeles Make Apartment Buildings Earthquake Resistant

By |2020-01-24T16:16:38+00:00January 24th, 2020|Earthquake Resilience, Soft Story Seismic Retrofit|

Earthquakes are a part of life in Southern California. “The Big One” can hit anytime. Buildings with a “soft-story” are particularly vulnerable to earthquakes. Soft-story buildings usually have a large, open ground floor space like a parking area, with one or more stories above it. Without shear walls and other […]

24 January, 2020

Optimum Seismic’s Ali Sahabi Joins Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

By |2020-02-06T14:35:02+00:00January 24th, 2020|Press Release|

Optimum Seismic, Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer, Ali Sahabi, a leading expert in disaster resilience and sustainability, has joined the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

“We are excited Ali Sahabi is joining the Board of Directors, his passion for the region will complement the Chamber’s bold new strategic […]<