4 July, 2021

Don’t Leave Your Assets to Chance in Earthquakes

By |2021-07-14T17:23:34+00:00July 4th, 2021|Earthquake Protection, SDCAA|

Insurance doesn’t save lives, it saves your livelihood. Earthquake retrofits do both.

Most apartment owners have worked very hard for what they have. Yet while San Diego is more seriously at risk of earthquake devastation than previously thought – many prefer to hope that the worst never happens, rather than to […]

3 July, 2021

Will Your Building Survive the Next Big Earthquake?

By |2021-07-14T17:20:03+00:00July 3rd, 2021|AAOC, Buildings Resilience|

It’s been a difficult year for owners of rental income properties, with up to 20% of Southern California tenants behind on rent and many owing balances in the tens of thousands of dollars, according to various reports.

News coverage cites anonymous owners afraid to speak out on how policies put in […]

2 July, 2021

Upgrade the Earthquake Safety and Functionality of Your Building

By |2021-07-14T17:16:26+00:00July 2nd, 2021|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Safety|

Does your apartment building meet today’s standards for seismic safety and interior layout? If built before the mid-1970s, it could benefit from an upgrade of both.

Many building owners in these circumstances are taking advantage of the financial benefits of renovating their building’s interior spaces along with their seismic retrofit project.

The […]

1 July, 2021

Thoughts of Earthquake Hazards Rise As COVID Slows

By |2021-07-14T17:12:08+00:00July 1st, 2021|AAGLA, Earthquake Resilience|

Nearly everyone has experienced some of the widespread economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic — business closures, loss of income, unemployment, working remotely, or unavailability of services we have come to depend on.

And many of us know someone who has been personally impacted by illness or death.

COVID-19 raged into our […]

28 June, 2021

Florida tragedy underscores threat of building vulnerabilities

By |2021-06-29T07:35:26+00:00June 28th, 2021|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

Surfside, Florida. Not long ago, this beachfront community was known best for its eclectic restaurants, five-star Bal Harbour shopping, upscale hotels, and multi-story condominium buildings lining the sun-kissed sands of the Atlantic coast just north of Miami.

But on June 24, a wing of the 12-story Champlain Towers imploded – bringing […]

6 June, 2021

Seismic resilience for hospitals saves money and lives

By |2021-06-15T18:07:09+00:00June 6th, 2021|AACSC, Seismic Resilience|

Should hospital buildings be required to meet safety standards to withstand a major earthquake?

It’s a question being raised throughout the state as the deadline approaches for hospitals and their outpatient buildings considered at “significant risk” of failure to be retrofitted for safety.

Many of us remember the devastating Sylmar quake of […]

4 June, 2021

University structures at ‘severe’ earthquake risk, commercial buildings also exposed

By |2021-06-15T17:46:41+00:00June 4th, 2021|Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Safety, Earthquake Threats, SDCAA|

UC San Diego, home to one of the world’s foremost research centers for earthquake safety, also has several buildings on and off campus—including student housing, theaters, gymnasiums, laboratories, and cafes – that are at serious or severe risk to life, according to a seismic safety survey done of several University […]

2 June, 2021

Earthquake fault debate impacts new and older construction

By |2021-06-15T17:33:05+00:00June 2nd, 2021|AACSC, Earthquake Threats, Earthquakes|

Should new construction be allowed on top of live earthquake faults? And, what about the thousands of structures already perched upon these fearsome fissures?

These are questions playing out in Hollywood and other parts of the Southland today, where a worrisome weave of active faults snakes its way through our communities.

The […]

1 June, 2021

Will Your Building Survive the Next Big Earthquake?

By |2021-06-15T17:25:35+00:00June 1st, 2021|AAOC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

It’s been a difficult year for owners of rental income properties, with up to 20% of Southern California tenants behind on rent and many owing balances in the tens of thousands of dollars, according to various reports.

News coverage cites anonymous owners afraid to speak out on how policies put in […]

31 May, 2021

Earthquake Safety Advances and Innovations

By |2021-06-15T10:57:22+00:00May 31st, 2021|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Safety, Seismic Retrofit, seismic retrofit safety|

The last time Lakisha Woods went to buy a car, she was sold on the safety features: forward collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot and lane departure warnings, to name just a few.

“When I went to buy a home a year later, nobody told me about the safety […]

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