Monthly Archives: August 2020

28 August, 2020

Optimum Seismic Sponsors Southeast LA Collaborative to Discuss COVID-19 Impacts, Strengthening Area Non-Profits, Increasing Community’s Voice on Facebook Live Aug. 31

By |2020-08-28T17:40:57+00:00August 28th, 2020|Press Release|

SELA Represents Groups Providing Services in Southeast LA Communities

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Southeast Los Angeles Collaborative, a non-profit group representing an area called the “epicenter” of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, will discuss results of a survey detailing the disease’s impact on the region’s residents and businesses […]

4 August, 2020

UCSD Seismic Engineering Research Shows How to Protect Buildings

By |2020-08-05T23:19:47+00:00August 4th, 2020|Earthquake Protection, SDCAA, Seismic Engineering|

San Diego is at the heart of much of the world’s best research about developing earthquake resilient buildings.

The University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering conducts some of the most noteworthy studies available on the damaging effects of earthquakes on buildings using one of the world’s largest shake […]

3 August, 2020

Earthquake Disaster Risks Drop As We Become Resilient

By |2020-08-05T23:11:18+00:00August 3rd, 2020|AAOC, Seismic Resilience, Seismic Retrofit|

Orange County, like most large metropolitan areas in the nation, operates an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that is the communication and coordination hub for all emergency response situations we may face as a region such as earthquakes and major fires.

Comprised of representatives from public agencies and special districts throughout the […]

2 August, 2020

Mexico Earthquake Underscores Need for Seismic Retrofits

By |2020-08-05T20:43:12+00:00August 2nd, 2020|AAGLA, Seismic Retrofit|

California and Mexico, our neighbor to the south, are all-too familiar with the devastation that earthquakes can bring, and both have found the push for building resilience has frequently been met with resistance.

No one wants to think about how an earthquake could turn their lives upside-down.

But on June 23, life […]

1 August, 2020

Seismic Retrofits Make Good Business Sense, Especially in Liquefaction Zones

By |2020-08-05T22:59:35+00:00August 1st, 2020|AACSC, Seismic Retrofit|

Is your apartment building on steady ground when it comes to earthquake safety?

If it sits on top of a liquefaction zone, you could be facing the risk of increased damage due to the way the ground reacts in an earthquake.

Liquefaction happens when vibrations in the ground cause soil particles to […]