1 September, 2020

Earthquake Risk Defense Begins with Knowledge and Action

By |2020-09-01T01:35:48+00:00September 1st, 2020|AAGLA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Retrofit|

Ridgecrest’s 6.4- and 7.1-magnitude earthquakes last year triggered ground movement that is believed to have raised the major earthquake risk along the San Andreas Fault – considered the most dangerous seismic threat in the United States.

Two recent research studies point to Ridgecrest as the impetus of successive ground-shaking that may […]

2 August, 2020

Mexico Earthquake Underscores Need for Seismic Retrofits

By |2020-08-05T20:43:12+00:00August 2nd, 2020|AAGLA, Seismic Retrofit|

California and Mexico, our neighbor to the south, are all-too familiar with the devastation that earthquakes can bring, and both have found the push for building resilience has frequently been met with resistance.

No one wants to think about how an earthquake could turn their lives upside-down.

But on June 23, life […]

1 May, 2020

Pandemic Turns Thoughts to Other Disaster-Related Threats

By |2020-06-18T00:38:06+00:00May 1st, 2020|AAGLA, COVID-19, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection|

All of us by now have experienced the widespread economic impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, whether from business closures, confinement to our homes, unemployment, working remotely, or unavailability of services we have come to depend on.  Disruption has been extensive.

And it’s likely that most of us know someone who […]

3 March, 2020

Adaptive reuse can make the most of your seismic retrofit

By |2020-06-18T00:54:43+00:00March 3rd, 2020|AAGLA, Adaptive Reuse|

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

Los Angeles is one of the best real estate markets in the U.S.

That’s why, a growing number of local apartment owners are now looking at renovations called adaptive reuse to repurpose the living space in their buildings to […]

2 January, 2020

Earthquake Resiliency Gains Momentum

By |2020-06-18T19:41:52+00:00January 2nd, 2020|AAGLA, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Retrofit, Seismic Resilience|

Five years after the City of Los Angeles enacted what was at the time the nation’s most sweeping earthquake retrofit law, progress toward resilience has taken a resounding leap forward.

A “safety revolution” is spreading along our streets and back alleys, with steel frames and strong walls fortifying buildings that were […]

3 October, 2019

Insist on Safety to add Value to your Seismic Retrofit Project

By |2020-06-24T00:53:13+00:00October 3rd, 2019|AAGLA, seismic retrofit safety|

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

This article was originally posted on our company website. Optimum Seismic is a seismic retrofitting company based from California.

Why it pays to select contractors that comply with professional and occupational standards

Construction, when done wrong, can be an […]

2 September, 2019

FEMA Tips for National Preparedness Month

By |2020-06-24T01:17:23+00:00September 2nd, 2019|AAGLA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Safety, Optimum Seismic, Seismic Resilience|

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

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency messages to help people protect themselves and their businesses against earthquakes.

To help apartment owners get ready for a seismic emergency, FEMA has set up a special QuakeSmart […]

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 […]