Buildings Vulnerabilities

3 February, 2023

FEMA shows San Diego quake vulnerabilities

By |2023-02-08T21:32:00+00:00February 3rd, 2023|Buildings Vulnerabilities, Earthquake Risk, Earthquake Threats, SDCAA|

What are the odds a major earthquake will damage your San Diego apartment building, other commercial structure or even your home?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazus modeling shows 120,000 buildings could suffer moderate to complete damage – with 8,000 beyond repair – and another 36,000 households could be displaced.

How does […]

7 October, 2022

Is your business disaster-proof?

By |2022-10-10T23:38:56+00:00October 7th, 2022|Buildings Resilience, Buildings Vulnerabilities, Businesses and disaster, Commercial Buildings|

Media coverage always goes for the dramatic, and coverage of the Northridge earthquake was no exception – flashing visuals of flattened apartment buildings, collapsed freeway overpasses and grotesquely twisted steel-framed structures dominated the airwaves long after the disaster struck.

What wasn’t shown – but was just as alarming – is that […]

3 February, 2022

Protecting Orange County against disaster

By |2022-02-15T00:26:57+00:00February 3rd, 2022|AAOC, Buildings Vulnerabilities, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

Orange County’s economy is robust: leading most other U.S. counties, many states – even some countries – in terms of output.

The region’s gross domestic product, at $221 billion in 2020, surpasses that of Oregon and New Zealand, and nearly tops Google, the Orange County Register recently reported.

As the ninth largest […]

12 January, 2020

Make it Last: Extending the Life of Today’s Buildings through Adaptability and Resilience

By |2020-06-18T01:04:09+00:00January 12th, 2020|Buildings Resilience, Buildings Vulnerabilities|

Don’t throw the past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When everything old is new again

These popular lyrics, from the 1974 movie “All That Jazz,” hints at our tendency to grasp fleetingly at the latest trend —always believing that something newer and better will come around […]

5 November, 2019

Why You Should Fix Earthquake Vulnerable Commercial Buildings

By |2019-11-06T03:33:39+00:00November 5th, 2019|Buildings Vulnerabilities, Commercial Buildings, Vulnerable Commercial Buildings|

You don’t have to live in Southern California to know the potential for natural disaster. But for those who do live here, it’s a matter of when, not if, you’ll experience the reality of life near a fault line. Seismic activity is particularly concerning for residential building owners. […]

30 September, 2019

Four Easy Steps to Guard Your Business for Disaster Resilience

By |2020-06-24T01:07:02+00:00September 30th, 2019|Buildings Vulnerabilities, Earthquake Resilience, Seismic Resilience, Seismic Retrofit|

If you’ve ever driven down the 405 freeway in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley, you have passed by the sprawling 95-acre Anheuser-Busch brewery where, since 1954, some of the world’s most famous beer brands such as Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob, and more recent labels like Bud Ice, Kirin Ichiban and […]

2 September, 2019

Don’t Be Blind to Your Building’s Vulnerabilities – Become Disaster Resilient

By |2020-06-24T01:11:01+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Buildings Vulnerabilities, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Retrofit Benefits|

Nobody knows where or when the next major earthquake or disaster will strike. While there is clear evidence about the types of buildings likely to suffer damage from seismic shaking, it’s always best to assess your risks by having your apartment building inspected to identify its resiliency as well as […]