2 July, 2021

Upgrade the Earthquake Safety and Functionality of Your Building

By |2021-07-14T17:16:26+00:00July 2nd, 2021|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Safety|

Does your apartment building meet today’s standards for seismic safety and interior layout? If built before the mid-1970s, it could benefit from an upgrade of both.

Many building owners in these circumstances are taking advantage of the financial benefits of renovating their building’s interior spaces along with their seismic retrofit project.

The […]

1 June, 2021

Will Your Building Survive the Next Big Earthquake?

By |2021-06-15T17:25:35+00:00June 1st, 2021|AAOC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

It’s been a difficult year for owners of rental income properties, with up to 20% of Southern California tenants behind on rent and many owing balances in the tens of thousands of dollars, according to various reports.

News coverage cites anonymous owners afraid to speak out on how policies put in […]

23 April, 2021

Earthquake Concerns Prompt Federal Actions

By |2021-04-26T13:51:04+00:00April 23rd, 2021|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Retrofit|

First came a quake, lasting more than 6 terrifying minutes. Then came a tsunami, and after that a nuclear power plant meltdown that left a large section of island country uninhabitable a decade later.

A science fiction movie script.  No.  This was real life in Japan.

Japan’s 9.0 magnitude earthquake of March […]

3 April, 2021

Interactive USGS map lets you zoom in to see for yourself

By |2021-03-30T16:47:19+00:00April 3rd, 2021|AAOC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

Interactive USGS map lets you zoom in to see for yourself

 

How vulnerable is your apartment to earthquake damage?

If it is located within a fault, landslide, or liquefaction zone, it may be at risk – and a combination of any of these could be disastrous.

Active earthquake faults in Orange […]

1 January, 2021

After 50 Years, San Fernando Quake Still Provides Lessons

By |2021-02-02T23:30:13+00:00January 1st, 2021|AAGLA, earthquake damage, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

Half a century ago – on Feb. 9, 1971 – a 6.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the San Fernando Valley, killing 65, injuring 2,500, and causing $505 million in damage ($3.2 billion in today’s dollars).

Forty-seven people perished at one site alone when the San Fernando Veteran’s Hospital crumbled into a heap of […]

15 December, 2020

California Can Safeguard Against Earthquake Risk

By |2020-12-15T00:30:05+00:00December 15th, 2020|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Retrofit|

Chaos followed recent earthquake devastation in the Aegean Sea.

The magnitude 7.0 quake of Oct. 30 was the deadliest temblor of 2020[i] – killing 116 in Turkey, and claiming the lives two teenagers in Greece crushed by a wall on the island of Samos[ii]. More than 1,050 […]

21 November, 2020

What is the Cost of Disaster?

By |2020-11-21T01:01:06+00:00November 21st, 2020|Buildings Resilience, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Retrofit|

What is the cost of being unprepared for disaster?

In California, the numbers are staggering – and growing.

This year alone, the Golden State has seen natural disaster in the form of COVID-19 as well as record-breaking wildfires, bringing price tags to taxpayers in the tens of billions of dollars.

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4 November, 2020

Is Your Building on Firm Ground Against Earthquakes?

By |2020-11-08T19:07:34+00:00November 4th, 2020|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, SDCAA|

If your apartment building is located in Mission Bay, Mission Valley, Tierra Santa, Linda Vista, or many other communities in the Greater San Diego Area – it may sit on soil prone to liquefaction, landslides or other instability when shaken by an earthquake.

These destructive reactions can happen when ground vibrations […]

3 November, 2020

Major Earthquake? Insurance Alone Won’t Protect You

By |2020-11-08T18:59:23+00:00November 3rd, 2020|AAOC, Earthquake Insurance, earthquake preparedness|

Nobody should be caught without insurance. It’s an essential tool to guard against excessive risk associated with our automobiles, our property, our health, even our lives.

But while insurance may help to cushion the blow of an accident or worse, it does nothing to prevent these adversities from occurring.

If you own […]

3 October, 2020

Major Earthquake? Insurance Alone Won’t Protect You

By |2020-10-22T15:08:23+00:00October 3rd, 2020|AAOC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Retrofit, Earthquake Retrofit Benefits|

Major Earthquake? Insurance Alone Won’t Protect You

Nobody should be caught without insurance. It’s an essential tool to guard against excessive risk associated with our automobiles, our property, our health, even our lives.

But while insurance may help to cushion the blow of an […]

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