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18 June, 2019

Next Generation of Structural Engineers Sponsored by Optimum Seismic

By |2019-06-18T01:23:50+00:00June 18th, 2019|Press Release|

Optimum Seismic, Inc. will be sponsoring the participation of young professionals and students in the 2019 Year End Technical Summit and President’s Luncheon and Achievement Awards program of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California on Wednesday, June 19.

“Optimum Seismic is firmly committed to helping develop the technical capabilities […]

11 June, 2019

Optimum Seismic Showcases Retrofits at Select LA Investment Summit

By |2019-06-11T06:03:27+00:00June 11th, 2019|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Optimum Seismic, Press Release, Seismic Retrofit|

Representatives of Optimum Seismic, Inc. met with business investors from around the globe at the fifth annual Select LA Investment Summit at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles on June 6.

Considered by many as Southern California’s premier international trade event, Select LA brings together global investors with local business and […]

11 June, 2019

Optimum Seismic, Inc. to Sponsor Mayors’ Forum on Future of Cities

By |2019-06-11T06:03:17+00:00June 11th, 2019|Optimum Seismic, Press Release|

Optimum Seismic, Inc. has agreed to serve as the Executive Sponsor of the LA Headquarters Association’s Mayors’ Forum on the Future of Cities.

Mayors participating in the event include: Terry Tornek, Pasadena; Gleam Davis, Santa Monica; and Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City. Serving as co-moderators for the event will be David P. […]

3 June, 2019

Optimum Seismic is Platinum Sponsor of Annual Safer Cities Gala on June 5th in Los Angeles

By |2019-06-03T07:35:18+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Optimum Seismic, Press Release|

SEAOSC Annual Gala Features Excellence in Structural Engineering and Safer Cities Awards

Los Angeles, California — May 31, 2019 —Optimum Seismic, Inc. ( is pleased to announce it is a platinum sponsor of the annual Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC, Safer Cities Gala and President’s Awards […]

17 May, 2019

Soft-Story Apartment Building Earthquake Retrofit Seminar in Beverly Hills May 20th

By |2019-06-03T16:46:48+00:00May 17th, 2019|Earthquake Retrofit, Earthquake Retrofits|

Newly Passed Earthquake Retrofitting Ordinance in Beverly Hills to be Discussed

Los Angeles, California — May 16, 2019 — The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA, and The Beverly Hills/ Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors (GLAAR, in cooperation with Optimum […]

23 April, 2019

Why Earthquake Retrofitting Your Buildings Is Good Business

By |2019-06-03T16:47:33+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Earthquake Retrofits, Optimum Seismic, Press Release|

Optimum Seismic,Inc ( 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 held at the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS® […]

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. […]

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