Earthquake Protection

2 March, 2020

Earthquake Resiliency Can Protect California’s Affordable Housing Supply

By |2020-04-02T03:30:21+00:00March 2nd, 2020|AACSC, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

-Appeared on Apartment Association California, Southern Cities (AACSC).

How would a massive earthquake impact California’s housing shortage?

The answer is obvious.  A major earthquake that hits densely-populated urban areas would make California’s housing shortage much worse.

Such an earthquake could take a heavy toll on California’s affordable housing supply, […]

4 February, 2020

A Precarious Link Between Homelessness and Earthquake Resistant Buildings

By |2020-02-27T16:02:02+00:00February 4th, 2020|AAGLA, Earthquake Protection|

California’s homeless population grew by more than 21,300 people in 2019. That’s an increase of 16.4% — more than all other states in the nation combined, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

No matter where you stand on this very complex and controversial issue, the fact […]

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, […]

3 January, 2020

Why San Diego Needs More than Just Early Warnings for Earthquakes

By |2020-01-07T21:32:42+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Safety, SDCAA|

California recently rolled out its early warning system throughout the state, including in San Diego.

The so-called ShakeAlert warnings are being pushed through two delivery systems: a cell phone app called MyShake and the same wireless notification system that issues Amber Alerts.

This is great news. The early warning system operates on […]

2 January, 2020

Earthquake Resiliency Gains Momentum

By |2020-01-07T21:14:56+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 […]

12 December, 2019

The Economic Benefits of Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

By |2020-01-30T15:48:07+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 […]

5 July, 2019

Alaska Learned from its Mega-Quake. Will We?

By |2019-08-01T23:31:32+00:00July 5th, 2019|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofit|

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

It’s been more than six months since a massive 9.2-magnitude quake shook Southeastern Alaska, and while some businesses are still trying to get their lives back to normal the overwhelming majority of communities there seem to have withstood the […]

26 March, 2019

Major Earthquake Rocked California’s Inyo County Killing 27 People On March 26, 1872

By |2019-03-26T03:51:51+00:00March 26th, 2019|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Safety, Seismic Retrofit|

Nearly 150 years ago, an earthquake estimated at 7.8 magnitude struck California’s Inyo County in the Owens Valley killing 27 people in 1872.

The quake struck at 2:30 a.m. while most people in the sparcely populated area were sleeping. […]

10 January, 2019

Long Beach: Home to Southern California’s Deadliest Quake

By |2019-03-15T23:36:17+00:00January 10th, 2019|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquakes|

-Appeared on Apartment Association California, Southern Cities (AACSC).

California’s devastating wildfires and the recent quake in Alaska may distract us from our own vulnerability to natural disaster.

But did you know that Southern California’s deadliest earthquake occurred right here in the Apartment Association of […]

8 January, 2019

What Can San Diego Learn from the Anchorage Earthquake?

By |2019-03-15T22:40:43+00:00January 8th, 2019|CalRHA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits|

-Appeared on Southern California Rental Housing Association.

“Here’s who to thank that we all survived the quake on Friday,” a headline in the Anchorage Daily News recently read.

Striking images from the Nov. 30 earthquake there show Vine Road near Wasilla fractured and […]