Ali Sahabi, GEC

About Ali Sahabi

Recently appointed to Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass’ Transition Team, Ali Sahabi, previously received the California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for taking a sustainable approach toward community development and environmental restoration in the 543-acre Dos Lagos mixed-use development in Corona, CA. A licensed General Engineering Contractor (GEC), Sahabi is an expert in building resilience and sustainability. He is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Optimum Seismic, Inc., which has completed more than 3,500 structural retrofit and adaptive reuse projects for multifamily residential, commercial, and industrial buildings throughout California. Contact Optimum Seismic at 323 978-7664 or visit to learn more about your adaptive reuse options for your building.
4 September, 2023

Earthquakes And Tsunamis: A Double Threat For Coastal Communities

By |2023-09-18T22:04:31+00:00September 4th, 2023|AACSC, Earthquake Protection, Tsunamis|

Two significant earthquake threats face communities in the Apartment Association of California Southern Cities area. 

One is the well-known risk of buildings being damaged by strong seismic shaking. The second is more localized along low coastal areas — the danger of a tsunami triggered by an earthquake […]

3 September, 2023

Protecting Orange County Against Disaster

By |2023-09-18T21:55:15+00:00September 3rd, 2023|AAOC, Buildings Vulnerabilities, Businesses and disaster, earthquake preparedness|

Orange County’s economy is robust: leading most other U.S. counties, many states – even some countries – in terms of output.

The region’s gross domestic product, standing at $288 billion in 2021, surpassed that of Oregon and New Zealand.

As one of the leading economic powerhouse counties in the nation, are we […]

2 September, 2023

Will Your Business Survive A Major Earthquake?

By |2023-09-18T21:40:00+00:00September 2nd, 2023|Businesses and disaster, earthquake damage, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, SDCAA|

Small businesses, the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, are often the first to suffer from natural disasters such as earthquakes.

Although they create two-thirds of new jobs and stimulate economic growth – particularly in underrepresented communities – small businesses are often least prepared to withstand disasters

The COVID-19 pandemic brought devastating loss […]

1 September, 2023

Will An Earthquake Red-Tag Your Building?

By |2023-09-18T21:24:35+00:00September 1st, 2023|AAGLA, Earthquake Risk, Earthquake Safety|

We don’t know exactly where or when the next major earthquake will strike, but we do know that quakes are inevitable in California and many other states.

It’s also clear what buildings will likely suffer the most severe damage from seismic shaking.

Beyond these facts, it’s wise to assess your apartment building’s […]