earthquake preparedness

1 June, 2020

Online Maps Help Owners Assess Earthquake Risks to their Buildings

By |2020-06-18T00:13:44+00:00June 1st, 2020|AAGLA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Safety|

Imagine you’re back in 2018, but with knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic. What investment in readiness would you have made?

Now translate that to earthquakes and the opportunities you have now to guard against adversity:

  • What steps would you take to saves lives and shield yourself against liability?
  • What would you […]
4 May, 2020

Pandemic Opens Eyes to Other Risks, Potential Disasters

By |2020-06-18T00:21:22+00:00May 4th, 2020|COVID-19, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, SDCAA|

Reaction to last month’s 4.9-magnitude earthquake in Anza was the same for just about everybody who felt it: That’s the LAST thing we need right now.

Striking in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and felt throughout San Diego, Orange and western Riverside counties, the quake jolted us into realizing the […]

3 May, 2020

Pandemic Turns Thoughts to Other Catastrophic Threats

By |2020-06-18T00:25:40+00:00May 3rd, 2020|AACSC, COVID-19, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection|

The COVID-19 pandemic has us all thinking differently about what it means to be prepared for widespread calamity.

The virus raged into our communities somewhat unexpectedly, much like an earthquake or other natural catastrophe might, and the impacts under these real and projected scenarios are the same: lives lost, hundreds hospitalized, […]

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 […]

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 […]

1 April, 2020

A History of Earthquake Safety: California’s 100-year Learning Curve

By |2020-06-18T00:44:56+00:00April 1st, 2020|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Safety|

California had a reputation for earthquakes long before the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, yet the state’s legacy of taking action to prepare for them has been mostly a spotty pattern of starts and stops as lawmakers respond from one disaster to the next.

The state’s first “Great San Francisco […]

1 March, 2020

Do you know the risks you face from earthquake damage?

By |2020-06-18T01:01:51+00:00March 1st, 2020|earthquake damage, earthquake preparedness, SDCAA|

-Appeared on San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA)

San Diego is earthquake country.

The region’s mountains and many of its valleys were formed by the San Andreas fault system— the tectonic boundary between the Pacific and North American tectonic plates, which run to the east of the […]

27 February, 2020

How to Prepare a Building for an Earthquake

By |2020-02-27T17:22:42+00:00February 27th, 2020|earthquake preparedness|

Preparing your commercial buildings for the next earthquake isn’t just a theoretical exercise in California. We know earthquakes can hobble businesses, damage the economy and injure or kill people in our buildings. Even “newer” buildings constructed as late as the 1990s have elements known to fail during major earthquakes. This […]

8 January, 2020

5 Important Elements of Earthquake Resistant Buildings & How Commercial Renovation Helps

By |2020-01-13T22:58:50+00:00January 8th, 2020|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Retrofit|

Though engineering standards and their relationship to seismic activity have been a concern for well over a century, significant strides have been made in recent decades about understanding the forces of earthquakes on buildings. This increased knowledge has allowed us to not only design structures that are more earthquake resistant, […]

12 December, 2019

The Economic Benefits of Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

By |2020-06-18T19:50:46+00:00December 12th, 2019|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofit|

In 1971, the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Van Nuys, California, suffered extensive damage in the 6.5-magnitude Sylmar earthquake. Forced to cease operations in order to rebuild the facility, the self-proclaimed “King of Beers” took another hard financial hit as competitors made inroads into the Anheuser-Busch market during this time. Faced with the […]