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.
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:

19 September, 2018

Salt Lake City Receives Federal State Grants for Home Owners to Retrofit Home

By |2018-09-19T20:46:59+00:00September 19th, 2018|Related News|

On Monday Federal officials said a Salt Lake program received a $1.9 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that will help pay to protect 100 city homes from earthquakes. A survey released in 2016 from the U.S. Geological Survey and a Utah Geological Survey explained there is a 50 percent chance of a [...]

18 September, 2018

Pasadena is setting a plan in motion for a mandatory Seismic Retrofit Ordinance

By |2018-09-18T22:50:51+00:00September 18th, 2018|Related News|

Nearly around 500 Pasadena property owners will receive a letter from the city informing them they may need to be seismic retrofit to meet new, toughened earthquake safety standards. The city has been working since May to develop an ordinance for “soft-story” structures. The ordinance is to appear before the City Council in January or [...]

17 September, 2018

Earthquake felt in San Diego County

By |2018-09-17T18:43:58+00:00September 17th, 2018|Related News|

Early Sunday morning residents of Lake Henshaw were woken up by a small tremor of 3.3. Some light shaking was felt across San Diego County. It occurred on the Julian section of the Elsinore fault. For more info, please read the original article by San Diego Tribune:

12 September, 2018

Ab 2681 is Awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s Signature

By |2018-09-13T20:46:56+00:00September 12th, 2018|Related News|

Ab 2681 is a bill by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian (D-North Hollywood) that is currently awaiting Governor Jerry Brown signature. The bill would require all the cities and counties of California to make a list of potentially vulnerable buildings that could be damaged or collapse in an event of an earthquake. A lot of major big [...]

11 September, 2018

Japan’s death toll rises after 6.7 earthquake on Thursday

By |2018-09-11T19:11:06+00:00September 11th, 2018|Related News|

The death toll has risen to 39 people following the 6.7 earthquake on Thursday. Two people remain missing and at least 641 people were injured according to reports by CNN. The monstrous 6.7 tremor on Thursday morning moved people from their beds, collapsing roads and causing landslides that caused houses to be buried and [...]

11 September, 2018

Preparing San Francisco for the next disaster, an earthquake

By |2018-09-11T19:04:16+00:00September 11th, 2018|Related News|

After Japan’s 6.7 deadly tremor, emergency personnel in San Francisco are confident the city is prepared for a disaster. The truth is that residents will have to survive the first 4 days after a major earthquake before any help can arrive. San Francisco's Department of Emergency Management tested its ability to shelter and care for [...]

11 September, 2018

Mandatory Seismic Retrofit program might be coming to Mountain View

By |2018-09-11T01:11:57+00:00September 11th, 2018|Related News|

Last Tuesday majority of Mountain View City Council agreed the city should adopt a mandatory seismic retrofit program to prevent older buildings from collapsing during an earthquake. The city council members main concern was funding.For more info, please read the original article by Mountain View Voice:

7 September, 2018

SRI Urges California Governor to Sign Earthquake Resiliency Bill AB 2681 into Law

By |2018-09-07T23:14:29+00:00September 7th, 2018|Seismic Waves|

September 2018 Newsletter. California cities are feeling encouraged by the news that the city of Berkeley received federal and state funding to help pay the costs to retrofit privately-owned buildings determined to be vulnerable to damage or collapse in an earthquake. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and [...]