About Ali Sahabi

Ali Sahabi has been a licensed General Engineering Contractor (GEC) since 1993, and is a principal at Optimum Seismic, Inc. He has completed hundreds of seismic retrofitting and adaptive reuse projects for multifamily residential, commercial, and industrial buildings throughout California.
7 July, 2021

“Policy Options Before Disaster Strikes” To Be Topic of Resilience Advantage Webinar

By |2021-07-14T16:54:30+00:00July 7th, 2021|Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA – Policies needed before earthquakes and other disasters strike will be discussed by a panel comprised of a California State legislator, a city building official, a housing and community expert, and a disaster preparedness leader during the Resilience Advantage webinar on July 21.

Record numbers […]

5 July, 2021

Florida condo collapse must lead to expanded structural resilience

By |2021-07-05T22:28:29+00:00July 5th, 2021|Seismic Waves|

July 2021 Newsletter

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Florida condo collapse must lead to expanded structural resilience Florida’s condo collapse tragedy has shaken and surprised us all. The Seaside mayor […]

4 July, 2021

Don’t Leave Your Assets to Chance in Earthquakes

By |2021-07-14T17:23:34+00:00July 4th, 2021|Earthquake Protection, SDCAA|

Insurance doesn’t save lives, it saves your livelihood. Earthquake retrofits do both.

Most apartment owners have worked very hard for what they have. Yet while San Diego is more seriously at risk of earthquake devastation than previously thought – many prefer to hope that the worst never happens, rather than to […]

3 July, 2021

Will Your Building Survive the Next Big Earthquake?

By |2021-07-14T17:20:03+00:00July 3rd, 2021|AAOC, Buildings Resilience|

It’s been a difficult year for owners of rental income properties, with up to 20% of Southern California tenants behind on rent and many owing balances in the tens of thousands of dollars, according to various reports.

News coverage cites anonymous owners afraid to speak out on how policies put in […]

2 July, 2021

Upgrade the Earthquake Safety and Functionality of Your Building

By |2021-07-14T17:16:26+00:00July 2nd, 2021|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Safety|

Does your apartment building meet today’s standards for seismic safety and interior layout? If built before the mid-1970s, it could benefit from an upgrade of both.

Many building owners in these circumstances are taking advantage of the financial benefits of renovating their building’s interior spaces along with their seismic retrofit project.

The […]

1 July, 2021

Thoughts of Earthquake Hazards Rise As COVID Slows

By |2021-07-14T17:12:08+00:00July 1st, 2021|AAGLA, Earthquake Resilience|

Nearly everyone has experienced some of the widespread economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic — business closures, loss of income, unemployment, working remotely, or unavailability of services we have come to depend on.

And many of us know someone who has been personally impacted by illness or death.

COVID-19 raged into our […]

28 June, 2021

Florida tragedy underscores threat of building vulnerabilities

By |2021-06-29T07:35:26+00:00June 28th, 2021|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

Surfside, Florida. Not long ago, this beachfront community was known best for its eclectic restaurants, five-star Bal Harbour shopping, upscale hotels, and multi-story condominium buildings lining the sun-kissed sands of the Atlantic coast just north of Miami.

But on June 24, a wing of the 12-story Champlain Towers imploded – bringing […]

6 June, 2021

Seismic resilience for hospitals saves money and lives

By |2021-06-15T18:07:09+00:00June 6th, 2021|AACSC, Seismic Resilience|

Should hospital buildings be required to meet safety standards to withstand a major earthquake?

It’s a question being raised throughout the state as the deadline approaches for hospitals and their outpatient buildings considered at “significant risk” of failure to be retrofitted for safety.

Many of us remember the devastating Sylmar quake of […]

4 June, 2021

University structures at ‘severe’ earthquake risk, commercial buildings also exposed

By |2021-06-15T17:46:41+00:00June 4th, 2021|Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Safety, Earthquake Threats, SDCAA|

UC San Diego, home to one of the world’s foremost research centers for earthquake safety, also has several buildings on and off campus—including student housing, theaters, gymnasiums, laboratories, and cafes – that are at serious or severe risk to life, according to a seismic safety survey done of several University […]

3 June, 2021

U.S. hit by staggering number of quakes on Memorial Day

By |2021-06-03T01:01:16+00:00June 3rd, 2021|Seismic Waves|

June 2021 Newsletter

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Knowledge is power: find out how resilience ratings make cities safer

A staggering 130 earthquakes struck our nation on Memorial Day — more than […]

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