Ali Sahabi, GEC

Ali Sahabi

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.
5 October, 2018

Northern California Rocked by a 3.9 tremor this morning

By |2018-10-05T19:05:02+00:00October 5th, 2018|Related News|

Another reminder that California is due for another earthquake. Today northern California was rocked by a 3.9 earthquake near the city of Hollister, with many residents reporting on social media their experiences. For more info, please read the original article by Express UK: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1027422/california-earthquake-hollister-san-jose-tsunami-warning-pacific-ring-of-fire-big-one

2 October, 2018

Facing a Deadline? Don’t Rush Your Retrofit Requirement

By |2018-10-02T19:11:49+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Seismic Retrofit|

Are you feeling rushed to meet seismic retrofit deadlines imposed to by Los Angeles Department of Building Services? The cut-off date for engineering studies of older wood-framed, soft-story structures has passed for more than 150 properties, with many others fast approaching. Faced with these tight deadlines, many apartment owners may feel pushed to act [...]

2 October, 2018

The Risks of Evading Hazardous Substance Testing

By |2018-10-02T19:02:50+00:00October 2nd, 2018|asbestos, hazardous material, Optimum Seismic|

Because many of us grew up in homes containing lead and asbestos, we can sometimes downplay the health hazards these substances can pose to humans and the environment alike. We feel tempted to bypass the rules — demolishing undercover — hoping that no one finds out. Yes, these substances, once touted as miracle materials [...]

2 October, 2018

Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes Ab 2681

By |2018-10-02T18:07:31+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Related News|

Jerry Brown vetoed AB 2681 an earthquake safety bill that would have asked cities and counties to create a list of buildings that are vulnerable to damaged or collapsed in an event of an earthquake.For more info, please read the original article by LA  Times:http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-veto-quake-safety-bill-20180928-story.html

28 September, 2018

Indonesia Hit With a 7.5-Magnitude Earthquake

By |2018-09-28T19:27:02+00:00September 28th, 2018|Related News|

A series of earthquakes hit Indonesia's Sulawesi Island, including 7.5-magnitude tremor near Palu City. USGS said, “this has caused sever shaking damaged is said to be moderate to heavy”.. Watch Video Below Courtesy Of CNN For more info, please view the original video by CNN: https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/09/28/indonesia-earthquake-palu-vpx.cnn A [...]

27 September, 2018

13% of California homeowners have earthquake insurance

By |2018-09-27T18:33:20+00:00September 27th, 2018|Related News|

California is known for its earthquakes, yet many homeowners are underinsured and many think it’s too pricey. Why is that? “What are we going to do when no-one has insurance and everyone has damage?” remarked the University of California, Berkeley earthquake expert Mary Comerio.For more info, please read the original article by Insurance Business Mag:https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/catastrophe/how-a-california-insurer-uses-catastrophe-models-to-determine-real-exposures-112225.aspx [...]

26 September, 2018

Man Made Earthquakes in Oklahoma

By |2018-09-26T21:46:53+00:00September 26th, 2018|Related News|

During recent years citizens of Oklahoma have been feeling earthquakes. Earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas have been on the rise, due to water waste injections a product by the oil and gas operations. A new model developed by Stanford University researchers incorporates earthquake physics and the Earth's hydrogeologic response to wastewater injection to forecast a [...]

25 September, 2018

Who will help when the “Big One” hits? Arizona starts making preparations

By |2018-09-25T17:45:13+00:00September 25th, 2018|Related News|

The big question is, what will you do when the “Big One” hit? What will Arizona do when the “Big One” hit and how they could help? Watch Video Below Courtesy Of FOX 10 News For more info, please view the original video by FOX: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/arizona-makes-preparations-in-the-event-of-catastrophic-earthquake The big [...]

24 September, 2018

When will the “Big One” hit

By |2018-09-24T22:04:47+00:00September 24th, 2018|Related News|

The “Big One” will hit sooner than later. Can we predict when it will hit? The answer is, no. John Vidale, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, warned the Big One will one day hit California. All we know that it will happen, and we have to be prepare for it and the aftermath [...]

22 September, 2018

New findings on small earthquakes in California’s San Bernardino

By |2018-09-22T14:20:19+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Related News|

New findings on small earthquakes in California’s San Bernardino basin reveals something odd is happening underground. The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, looked at deformation patterns for thousands of quakes below the San Jacinto and San Andreas faults.For more info, please read the original article by Independent UK:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/california-earthquake-san-andreas-jacinto-bernardino-basin-deep-creep-tremors-a8547546.html