Ali Sahabi, GEC

About Ali Sahabi

Sahabi, a licensed General Engineering Contractor (GEC), is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Optimum Seismic, Inc. Sahabi strives to use Optimum Seismic’s decades of experience to help clients save money by delivering projects On Time & On Budget. The Optimum Seismic team has completed more than 3,500 seismic retrofit and renovation projects for multifamily residential, commercial, and industrial buildings throughout California.
7 October, 2022

Is your business disaster-proof?

By |2022-10-10T23:38:56+00:00October 7th, 2022|Buildings Resilience, Buildings Vulnerabilities, Businesses and disaster, Commercial Buildings|

Media coverage always goes for the dramatic, and coverage of the Northridge earthquake was no exception – flashing visuals of flattened apartment buildings, collapsed freeway overpasses and grotesquely twisted steel-framed structures dominated the airwaves long after the disaster struck.

What wasn’t shown – but was just as alarming – is that […]

4 October, 2022

SoCal fault could trigger a 7.8 magnitude disaster

By |2022-10-05T18:48:38+00:00October 4th, 2022|Seismic Waves|

OPTIMUM SEISMIC, INC.

OCTOBER 2022 NEWSLETTER

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Principal,
Optimum Seismic, Inc.

SoCal’s Palos Verdes fault could trigger 7.8 magnitude disaster

New research by scientists at Harvard University has upgraded the earthquake […]

23 September, 2022

Is your business disaster-proof?

By |2022-09-28T21:35:49+00:00September 23rd, 2022|Businesses and disaster|

Media coverage always goes for the dramatic, and coverage of the Northridge earthquake was no exception – flashing visuals of flattened apartment buildings, collapsed freeway overpasses and grotesquely twisted steel-framed structures dominated the airwaves long after the disaster struck.

What wasn’t shown – but was just as alarming – is that […]

21 September, 2022

San Francisco Practices Airlifting Supplies After Major Earthquake

By |2022-10-05T17:28:48+00:00September 21st, 2022|Seismic Waves|

OPTIMUM SEISMIC, INC.

SEPTEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Principal,
Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Mega-floods and monster quakes: We need to prepare for both.

There has been a lot of talk and media coverage […]

12 July, 2022

Millions of dollars allocated for earthquake retrofits

By |2022-08-10T20:28:43+00:00July 12th, 2022|Seismic Waves|

July 2022, Newsletter

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Principal,
Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Quake destruction in Afghanistan highlight inequities in safe housing

Dreadful images of earthquake rubble in Afghanistan stir many emotions. I feel grateful to live […]

9 June, 2022

Seismic retrofits protect affordable housing

By |2022-06-15T13:16:08+00:00June 9th, 2022|AACSC, Seismic Resilience, Seismic Retrofit|

Plans to convert Long Beach Community Hospital into a multi-service health care campus were recently stalled as officials reviewed a state law requiring governments to give priority to affordable housing developers when selling or leasing surplus land.

When the 98-year-old hospital failed to meet California’s more stringent seismic requirements for a […]

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