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.
6 November, 2018

South Bay was hit with a 2.0-magnitude earthquake

By |2018-11-06T19:35:32+00:00November 6th, 2018|Related News|

Residents Southeast of San Jose were woken up by a 2.0-magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning at around 4:50 a.m.For more info, please read the original article by Kron4 News Station:

5 November, 2018

California Tower will be undergoing a seismic retrofit

By |2018-11-05T23:23:39+00:00November 5th, 2018|Related News|

The San Diego Museum of Man will be closing its iconic California Tower to the public, so the City of San Diego can do a seismic retrofit of the historic structure. The work will begin in January of 2019 and last up to seven to 10 months For more info, please read the original article [...]

2 November, 2018

Northern California alarmed by multiple earthquakes Friday morning

By |2018-11-02T16:46:46+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Related News|

Multiple earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault, the largest measuring a 4.1 magnitude through Hollister area and the Salinas Valley Friday morning.For more info, please read the original article by CBS News:

2 November, 2018

A New Study Led by Peter Malin & Marco Bohnhoff Reports on the Observation of Foreshocks

By |2018-11-02T16:42:11+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Related News|

A new study by the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences reports on the observation of foreshocks that, if evaluate accordingly, can increase the early warning time before a large earthquake. For more info, please read the original article by :

1 November, 2018

Studies Show Many Cost Benefits To Seismic Retrofits

By |2018-11-01T22:17:13+00:00November 1st, 2018|Seismic Waves|

November 2018 Newsletter. More than 60 million people participated last month in the 10th annual Great ShakeOut, a global drill that originated here in earthquake-prone California. It's a great opportunity for people to check on the status of their emergency supplies, practice duck-and-cover techniques and review [...]

1 November, 2018

How Would Seattle Building’s Held up Against an Earthquake

By |2018-11-01T17:19:55+00:00November 1st, 2018|Related News|

Many buildings in Chinatown ID, Seattle are brick buildings built in the 1910s and 1920s that are vulnerable to earthquakes. Fixing them would be too costly. How many of them can buildings will be effect during an earthquake? For more info, please read the original article by

30 October, 2018

Title: 6.2 earthquake strikes New Zealand

By |2018-10-30T18:55:00+00:00October 30th, 2018|Related News|

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s central North Island on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage, though parliament in Wellington was briefly suspended after the quake at 3:13 p.m. local time. For more info, please read the original article by Bloomberg:

30 October, 2018

AI to help with the next “Big One”

By |2018-10-30T18:48:03+00:00October 30th, 2018|Related News|

With the help of artificial intelligence, scientist say changes in the way can analyze seismic data can help better understand earthquakes and provide a more accurate early warnings. The believe AI can help with new insights. For more info, please read the original article by Seattle Times:

29 October, 2018

6.4 magnitude quake strikes Argentina tourist resort

By |2018-10-29T20:24:32+00:00October 29th, 2018|Related News|

A 6.4 magnitude quake strikes near the coastal region of Argentina’s Ushuaia this morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake. The USGS has so far said buildings in the region are built to survive earthquake impacts, but some are still prone to damage. For more info, please read [...]