3 September, 2020

Earthquake Resilient Buildings Protect People and Communities

By |2020-09-01T01:51:03+00:00September 3rd, 2020|AAOC, Earthquake Resilience|

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake last month in L.A. rippled well into Orange County, rousting people from their sleep in the wee hours of the morning.

It was a literal wake-up call. During months of barely detectable seismic activity, many had forgotten the threats earthquakes bring to our region.

The larger the quake, the […]

3 August, 2020

Earthquake Disaster Risks Drop As We Become Resilient

By |2020-08-05T23:11:18+00:00August 3rd, 2020|AAOC, Seismic Resilience, Seismic Retrofit|

Orange County, like most large metropolitan areas in the nation, operates an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that is the communication and coordination hub for all emergency response situations we may face as a region such as earthquakes and major fires.

Comprised of representatives from public agencies and special districts throughout the […]

4 July, 2020

5 Tips to Upgrade Your Building’s Earthquake Resilience and Improve Marketability

By |2020-07-15T23:45:33+00:00July 4th, 2020|AAOC, Adaptive Reuse|

Does your apartment building meet today’s standards for earthquake safety and offer the types of interior spaces tenants want? If built before the mid-1970s, it could benefit from an upgrade of both.

Many building owners in these circumstances are making the most of the situation by renewing interior spaces as a […]

2 June, 2020

Select the Right Earthquake Retrofit Company

By |2020-06-17T23:59:02+00:00June 2nd, 2020|AAOC, Earthquake Retrofit, Earthquake Retrofit Contractor|

Are you worried your apartment building may be seriously damaged in a major earthquake resulting in casualties and loss of your future income?

If so, doing the proper homework will get you off on the right foot towards a successful earthquake retrofit project.

The most important part of the process is selecting […]

2 May, 2020

COVID-19: A Reminder of O.C.’s Vulnerability

By |2020-06-18T00:31:38+00:00May 2nd, 2020|AAOC, COVID-19, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection|

Orange County’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic was like much of the rest of California: lives lost, businesses closed, social distancing enforced, and most everyone told to wait it out in the isolation of their homes.

These have been unprecedented times, and in many ways the experience has heightened our […]