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 June, 2018

Global Earthquake Forecast Passes Test

By |2018-06-08T18:15:09+00:00June 5th, 2018|Related News|

Worldwide annual earthquake forecasting may soon be considered valid, according to a newly accepted study by the journal, Seismological Research Letters. The study tested the Global Earthquake Activity Rate (GEAR) model against earlier models and found that GEAR out-performed the other models. Gear is globally uniform, blending 40 years of data from magnitude 5.7 [...]

5 June, 2018

Washington Eyes Tsunami Risk in State’s Earthquake Resiliency Plans

By |2018-06-08T18:14:59+00:00June 5th, 2018|Related News|

Washington officials are working to make their state more resilient not only to earthquakes, but to tsunamis as well. More than 20 leaders from around the state attended a recent meeting to discuss earthquake safety for schools, particularly those along the coast that may be threatened by an earthquake-triggered tsunami, KXRO reported For More [...]

5 June, 2018

Recent Quakes Have South Carolina Recalling 7.3 Magnitude Temblor of 1886

By |2018-06-08T18:13:55+00:00June 5th, 2018|Related News|

A recent spate of earthquakes in South Carolina has the community talking about the potential for a major strike -- one that could rival the Charlotte 7.3-magnitude quake of 1886 that killed 60 people and resulted in tens of millions in damage. If that quake were to strike today, officials say, it could kill [...]

23 May, 2018

BizFed, Optimum Seismic to Host Earthquake Seminar for Business Leaders

By |2018-05-27T06:03:08+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Biz Fed, Earthquakes, Optimum Seismic|

The May 30 Event is Part of an Ongoing Series Addressing Projected Earthquake Risks, Social and Economic Impacts, and Recommended Steps to Protect Our Communities. When buildings crumble – when they are red-tagged due to damage from an earthquake – small businesses suffer, setting off residual waves of hardship that can devastate economies. The [...]

8 May, 2018

USGS Explains Vulnerability of Soft-story Apartment Buildings

By |2018-05-09T15:57:46+00:00May 8th, 2018|Seismic Waves|

May 2018 Newsletter. South Korea, an area previously considered immune from earthquakes due to its location far from tectonic plates, suffered $53 million in damage in November from its second-largest quake in modern history. Scientists have just come out with the finding that the magnitude 5.5 quake [...]

8 May, 2018

The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles Renews Sponsorship Agreement with Optimum Seismic Inc.

By |2018-05-08T16:22:17+00:00May 8th, 2018|AAGLA|

The Agreement Extends Optimum’s Work to Provide Educational Seminars on Earthquake Resiliency to Apartment Owners Throughout the Southland. The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles and Optimum Seismic Inc. announced today that they have extended their longstanding sponsorship agreement and have extended their popular series of educational seminars on seismic retrofitting and earthquake resiliency. [...]

7 May, 2018

Optimum Seismic Sponsors Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Awards Ceremony

By |2018-05-08T16:09:13+00:00May 7th, 2018|Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce|

The 23rd Annual Sustainability Quality Awards Honored Businesses and Individuals Dedicated to Social, Economic and Environmental Responsibility. Optimum Seismic, Southern California’s leading seismic retrofit company, was a proud sponsor of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd Annual Sustainability Quality Awards Ceremony, held April 26 at Le Meridien Delfina Hotel. The Annual Sustainability Awards [...]

17 April, 2018

Early Warning System Success, A Huge Step Toward Protecting Lives

By |2018-05-10T00:23:58+00:00April 17th, 2018|Seismic Waves|

April 2018 Newsletter. Did you feel this month's 5.3-magnitude quake off the coast of Oxnard? Hundreds of people not only felt it, but were alerted to it early with an alarm 10 seconds before it struck. The success of the Early Warning System is a huge step [...]

16 April, 2018

Earthquake Safety Experts Address Pending Legislation at CALBO Event

By |2018-04-17T15:57:37+00:00April 16th, 2018|CALBO, Seismic Resilience, Seismic Resilience Initiative|

How many buildings in California are at risk of failing in a major earthquake? A group of seismic safety experts spoke out recently about new legislation that could provide more accurate data about the damage that could happen when The Big One strikes. California Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, speaking at the 56th Annual Business Meeting [...]

7 March, 2018

BizFed and Optimum Seismic Invite Local Government Leaders to Prepare for Inevitable Earthquakes

By |2018-03-19T16:28:12+00:00March 7th, 2018|Biz Fed, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Optimum Seismic|

BizFed (The Los Angeles County Business Federation) has teamed up with Optimum Seismic Inc. to educate local government officials about the issues facing their cities in case of catastrophic destruction from an earthquake. This seminar will feature public officials and building experts identifying the impending risk of a major earthquake hitting the Los Angeles [...]