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25 February, 2019

Researchers Cite Cost Benefits to Earthquake Retrofits

By |2019-03-15T23:40:43+00:00February 25th, 2019|AACSC, Earthquake Retrofit Benefits, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Retrofits Cost|

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

Southern California recently observed the 25th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake — a 6.7- magnitude blind-reverse thrust that in 1994 caused $67 billion in widespread damage.

It was deemed, and still remains, one of the nation’s […]

10 January, 2019

Long Beach: Home to Southern California’s Deadliest Quake

By |2019-03-15T23:36:17+00:00January 10th, 2019|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquakes|

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

California’s devastating wildfires and the recent quake in Alaska may distract us from our own vulnerability to natural disaster.

But did you know that Southern California’s deadliest earthquake occurred right here in the Apartment Association of […]

9 January, 2019

Seismic Hazard Map Identifies Building Risks

By |2019-03-15T23:34:07+00:00January 9th, 2019|AAGLA, Earthquake Retrofits, Seismic Resilience, Seismic Retrofit|

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

Is your apartment building located within a fault, landslide or liquefaction zone?

The United States Geological Survey has published an interactive map online, enabling the public to search by property address to determine the earthquake risks […]

8 January, 2019

What Can San Diego Learn from the Anchorage Earthquake?

By |2019-03-15T22:40:43+00:00January 8th, 2019|CalRHA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits|

-Appeared on Southern California Rental Housing Association.

“Here’s who to thank that we all survived the quake on Friday,” a headline in the Anchorage Daily News recently read.

Striking images from the Nov. 30 earthquake there show Vine Road near Wasilla fractured and […]

11 December, 2018

Rocket Science: Propelling a Better Understanding of Seismic Safety

By |2019-03-15T22:35:47+00:00December 11th, 2018|AAGLA, seismic retrofit safety|

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

The recent Mars landing of NASA’s robotic lander InSight means we can now look forward to two years of data from seismic monitoring and underground temperature readings that will unlock mysteries about the origin of the red […]

10 December, 2018

Recovery in the Aftermath of Disaster: Why Preparation is the Best Option

By |2019-03-15T22:25:47+00:00December 10th, 2018|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection|

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

California just experienced its deadliest and most destructive wildfire, ever. Nearly 14,000 homes, 530 commercial structures and 4,300 other buildings were destroyed in November when the Cal Fire ravaged the Butte County landscape, incinerating entire communities like […]

2 October, 2018

Facing a Deadline? Don’t Rush Your Retrofit Requirement

By |2019-03-15T22:21:34+00:00October 2nd, 2018|AAGLA, Seismic Retrofit|

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

Are you feeling rushed to meet seismic retrofit deadlines imposed to by Los Angeles Department of Building Services? The cut-off date for engineering studies of older wood-framed, soft-story structures has passed for more than 150 properties, with […]

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