Earthquake Resilience

2 July, 2020

Make Your Apartment Building Earthquake Resistant With A Soft-Story Retrofit to Protect Lives, Investment

By |2020-07-02T00:02:56+00:00July 2nd, 2020|AAGLA, Earthquake Resilience, Soft Story Seismic Retrofit|

Earthquakes are a constant threat in California. “The Big One” can hit anytime, and bring severe damage to vulnerable apartment buildings, along with death and injuries.

Apartment buildings with a “soft-story” are particularly at-risk of earthquake damage. Soft-story buildings usually have a large, open ground floor space like a parking area, […]

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 […]
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 […]

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 |2020-04-28T23:02:09+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 |2020-06-18T00:57:39+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 […]