Earthquake Resilience

24 March, 2020

Will My Soft Story Building Collapse in an Earthquake?

By |2020-04-06T22:36:12+00:00March 24th, 2020|Earthquake Resilience|

Los Angeles is considered one of the most earthquake-prone urban areas in the nation. According to the United States Geological Survey, there’s a 60 percent chance an earthquake measuring in at magnitude 6.7 or higher will strike the Los Angeles area in the next 30 years; there’s also a […]

19 March, 2020

Tips to Building Community Resilience to Disasters

By |2020-03-19T23:26:52+00:00March 19th, 2020|Earthquake Resilience|

The urgent need for disaster resilience becomes clearer with each news cycle. Business owners and community leaders must adopt strategies and practices that can help communities prepare for, respond to, and bounce back after disasters like major earthquakes. The following six steps can help your business or community achieve disaster […]

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, […]

19 February, 2020

Is Your Business Resilient? Here’s Four Things You Need to Consider

By |2020-02-24T22:27:18+00:00February 19th, 2020|Earthquake Resilience, Seismic Resilience|

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 […]

18 February, 2020

6 Tips For Disaster Management & Resilience Planning For Your Business

By |2020-02-19T00:19:37+00:00February 18th, 2020|Earthquake Resilience|

Could your business withstand a major earthquake today? Is your inventory secure? How earthquake resilient are your buildings? Do your employees know what to do if the ground starts shaking? Do you have an emergency plan in place that everyone is prepared to implement on a moment’s notice? If you […]

17 February, 2020

How to Make Buildings More Resilient for the Future

By |2020-02-17T22:28:11+00:00February 17th, 2020|Earthquake Resilience|

Big earthquakes in Southern California can put any building to the test, sometimes with tragic results. Loma Prieta and Northridge loom in our memories. Keep in mind that every day is one day, closer to the next big earthquake that will put your building to the test. That’s why there […]

7 February, 2020

How Earthquake-Resilient Buildings Can Save Money

By |2020-02-07T21:54:42+00:00February 7th, 2020|Earthquake Resilience|

It only takes a glance at the news to see what earthquakes can do to buildings unprepared for strong shaking. The cracks, crumbling and total collapses of walls, floors, ceilings and facades can kill hundreds of people, leave thousands homeless, and disrupt critical infrastructure for months or longer. Many earthquake-damaged […]

24 January, 2020

Expert Soft-Story Retrofits in Los Angeles Make Apartment Buildings Earthquake Resistant

By |2020-01-24T16:16:38+00:00January 24th, 2020|Earthquake Resilience, Soft Story Seismic Retrofit|

Earthquakes are a part of life in Southern California. “The Big One” can hit anytime. Buildings with a “soft-story” are particularly vulnerable to earthquakes. Soft-story buildings usually have a large, open ground floor space like a parking area, with one or more stories above it. Without shear walls and other […]

17 January, 2020

Prevent Further Disasters with Earthquake Resistant Building Designs

By |2020-01-17T20:29:49+00:00January 17th, 2020|Earthquake Resilience|

In recent decades, engineers and architects have learned a lot about how to make structures more impervious to earthquakes. New materials and designs have been introduced to make buildings better equipped for future earthquakes to come.

However, there are delays in building authorities adopting these newly developed materials due to inertia […]

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, […]