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23 April, 2019

Why Earthquake Retrofitting Your Buildings Is Good Business

By |2019-04-23T03:35:22+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Earthquake Retrofits, Optimum Seismic, Press Release|

Vernon, California — April 22, 2019

Optimum Seismic,Inc (www.optimiumseismic.com) Chief Operating Officer and Sustainability and Seismic Resilience expert Ali Sahabi, presents the economic benefits of retrofitting buildings to increase earthquake resilience on Wednesday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar will be […]

12 April, 2019

Why Do Buildings Fail in an Earthquake?

By |2019-04-12T20:17:49+00:00April 12th, 2019|AACSC, Earthquakes|

-Appeared on Apartment Association California, Southern Cities (AACSC).

There’s a saying in our industry, that earthquakes don’t kill people. Buildings do.

Yes, it is over-simplified, but the fact remains that earthquake threats to public safety are fundamentally linked to structural stability.
People get injured in earthquakes because a building […]

5 April, 2019

Building Owners Dragging Their Feet on Seismic Retrofit Law

By |2019-04-12T20:07:36+00:00April 5th, 2019|AAGLA, Seismic Retrofit|

-Appeared on Apartment Association Greater Los Angeles  (AAGLA).

It’s been three years since the City of Los Angeles started sending out orders requiring seismic retrofits of vulnerable soft-story and non-ductile concrete buildings.

Soft-story property owners, upon receipt of these official notices, were required to:

26 March, 2019

Major Earthquake Rocked California’s Inyo County Killing 27 People On March 26, 1872

By |2019-03-26T03:51:51+00:00March 26th, 2019|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Safety, Seismic Retrofit|

Nearly 150 years ago, an earthquake estimated at 7.8 magnitude struck California’s Inyo County in the Owens Valley killing 27 people in 1872.

The quake struck at 2:30 a.m. while most people in the sparcely populated area were sleeping. […]

20 March, 2019

What Can Southern California Learn from the Anchorage Earthquake?

By |2019-03-20T19:50:24+00:00March 20th, 2019|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquakes|

-Appeared on Apartment Association California, Southern Cities (AACSC).

“Here’s who to thank that we all survived the quake on Friday,” a headline in the Anchorage Daily News read just days after the Nov. 30 2018 earthquake shook the region with a 7.0-magnitude force.

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18 March, 2019

Balboa Park Retrofit Underscores the Value of Protecting What You’ve Got

By |2019-03-20T20:38:34+00:00March 18th, 2019|SDCAA, Seismic Retrofit|

-Appeared on San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA)

SDCAA Expo
Stop by Optimum Seismic’s booth or visit our presentation at the San Diego CAA Expo April 30 at the San Diego Convention Center for more information.

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