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29 March, 2016

AAGLA Names Optimum Seismic its Preferred Supplier for Earthquake Retrofit Engineering and Construction

By | 2018-01-29T22:55:29+00:00 March 29th, 2016|AAGLA|

Optimum Seismic has been named the Preferred Supplier of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles for earthquake retrofit engineering and construction, officials announced today. The designation distinguishes Optimum Seismic as a trusted leader in the industry. The Optimum Seismic team has 30 years of experience in building and structural retrofits, including apartment buildings, [...]

1 March, 2016

Dispelling the Myths about Earthquake Safety

By | 2018-01-29T23:17:23+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Earthquake Protection|

Earthquakes have baffled civilizations for thousands of years. What causes them? Can we predict them? What can we do to lessen their impact? Modern science and engineering have helped us to gain a better appreciation and understanding of our world’s mighty tectonic forces. We have come a long way in the study of seismology, but [...]

1 February, 2016

Seismic Retrofits: Now Mandated for Apartment Owners

By | 2018-01-29T23:18:14+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Seismic Retrofit|

Twenty-two years ago this January, Southern California suffered one of its deadliest and most destructive earthquakes: a 6.7 magnitude jolt that killed more than 60, injured more than 9,000 and caused as much as $25 billion in widespread damage. Freeway overpasses crumbled. Gas and water lines snapped, creating an apocalyptic release of both fire and [...]