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7 August, 2018

BizFed, Optimum Seismic to Host Workshop on Risks of Earthquakes on Small Businesses

By | 2018-08-07T21:06:36+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Biz Fed, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Workshop, Optimum Seismic|

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 Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) has teamed up with Chairman's Circle member Optimum Seismic Inc. on an informative workshop, "Risks of Earthquakes to Small [...]

16 June, 2018

Getting a Retrofit? Don’t Skirt Hazardous Substance Testing

By | 2018-06-16T21:39:49+00:00 June 16th, 2018|asbestos, hazardous material, Seismic Retrofit|

Asbestos and lead, once touted as miracle materials for construction, now stir feelings of dread among owners of older apartment structures. The discovery of these substances in the stucco, walls, paint, ceilings and other components of a building can substantially increase the cost of any demolition or reconstruction project. Once found, state, local and [...]

23 May, 2018

BizFed, Optimum Seismic to Host Earthquake Seminar for Business Leaders

By | 2018-05-27T06:03:08+00:00 May 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

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

By | 2018-05-08T16:22:17+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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 [...]

25 April, 2018

USRC Announces Broad Support for Seismic Resilience Bill

By | 2018-04-26T22:53:08+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Seismic Resilience, Seismic Resilience Initiative|

Organizations representing fair housing, sustainability, design professionals, trade, business and labor are backing AB2681, which will help cities identify their most vulnerable structuresThe United States Resiliency Council today announced growing support from fair housing, sustainability, design professionals, trade, business and labor organizations for AB2681 by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, a bill that will help cities identify [...]

16 April, 2018

Earthquake Safety Experts Address Pending Legislation at CALBO Event

By | 2018-04-17T15:57:37+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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 [...]

5 March, 2018

USRC Releases White Paper in Association with Seismic Safety Legislation

By | 2018-03-06T23:06:10+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Seismic Resilience, Seismic Resilience Initiative|

Growing concern over the threat of a major earthquake in California has sparked a statewide movement for resiliency and pending legislation that calls for the identification of buildings most vulnerable to seismic damage and collapse. Scientists say that stress along the San Andreas fault has been building with little relief since the mid-1800s. The [...]

20 February, 2018

Lesson from Taiwan: Structures only as Safe as the Retrofit Engineering Behind Them

By | 2018-02-20T23:06:39+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, seismic retrofit safety|

Most survivors of the damage from last month’s 6.4-magnitude quake in Taiwan were in the upper floors of the buildings that tilted and caved in with lethal results. Throughout the days following the Feb. 6 temblor, hundreds of people climbed out of toppled buildings – making their way to the outside through windows, balconies [...]