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6 August, 2019

Optimum Seismic Participates in AIA’s Seismic Resiliency Symposium

By |2019-08-06T16:40:13+00:00August 6th, 2019|Optimum Seismic, Optimum seismic in the news, Seismic Resilience|

As a national advocate for safer cities throughout the United States, Optimum Seismic Chief Operating Officer Ali Sahabi participated last month in the American Institute of Architects Oregon’s URM Seismic Resilience Symposium.

The three-day event, held July 18-20 at Portland State University, featured two days of presentations from prominent engineers and […]

1 August, 2019

SoCal Quakes Remind us of Risks of Seismic Devastation

By |2019-08-01T23:25:55+00:00August 1st, 2019|AACSC, Optimum Seismic|

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

Southern California got hit by some monster quakes last month, thankfully with no casualties and little destruction due to the remoteness of the epicenters’ sparsely populated desert location.

The 6.4- and 7.1-magnitude temblors may have occurred in Ridgecrest, but they […]

1 August, 2019

Three Tips to Getting the Most from Your Retrofit

By |2019-08-01T23:26:14+00:00August 1st, 2019|AAGLA, Earthquake Retrofit, Seismic Retrofit, tips|

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

Chances are you felt at least one of the many earthquakes that rattled Southern California last month.

The initial 6.4-magnitude quake near the desert community of Ridgecrest was just a precursor to a larger 7.1-magnitude giant, with many other quakes […]

10 July, 2019

Turn to Science, Not Social Media, for Answers on Earthquake Stability

By |2019-08-01T23:33:09+00:00July 10th, 2019|AACSC, Earthquake Retrofit, FAQ, Seismic Engineering, Seismic Retrofit|

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

I recently ran across the following question from a Los Angeles woman on Yelp:

Q: Is there a way to know how safe your apartment building is in case of an earthquake?

One respondent stated that if her apartment is […]

7 July, 2019

UCSD at the Epicenter of Research on Seismic Engineering

By |2019-08-01T23:30:15+00:00July 7th, 2019|SDCAA, Seismic Engineering, Seismic Resilience|

-Appeared on San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA)

Much of the world’s best research about building strength during earthquakes happens right here in San Diego.

The University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering conducts some of the most noteworthy studies available on the effects of […]

5 July, 2019

Alaska Learned from its Mega-Quake. Will We?

By |2019-08-01T23:31:32+00:00July 5th, 2019|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofit|

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

It’s been more than six months since a massive 9.2-magnitude quake shook Southeastern Alaska, and while some businesses are still trying to get their lives back to normal the overwhelming majority of communities there seem to have withstood the […]

17 May, 2019

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

By |2019-08-02T18:49:34+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, www.aagla.org) and The Beverly Hills/ Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors (GLAAR,www.bhglaar.com) in cooperation with Optimum […]

12 April, 2019

Why Do Buildings Fail in an Earthquake?

By |2019-08-02T18:33:09+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 […]