Earthquake Retrofits

25 February, 2019

Researchers Cite Cost Benefits to Earthquake Retrofits

By |2019-03-15T23:40:43+00:00February 25th, 2019|AACSC, Earthquake Retrofit Benefits, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Retrofits Cost|

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

Southern California recently observed the 25th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake — a 6.7- magnitude blind-reverse thrust that in 1994 caused $67 billion in widespread damage.

It was deemed, and still remains, one of the nation’s […]

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 […]

9 January, 2019

Seismic Hazard Map Identifies Building Risks

By |2019-03-15T23:34:07+00:00January 9th, 2019|AAGLA, Earthquake Retrofits, Seismic Resilience, Seismic Retrofit|

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

Is your apartment building located within a fault, landslide or liquefaction zone?

The United States Geological Survey has published an interactive map online, enabling the public to search by property address to determine the earthquake risks […]

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 […]

20 February, 2018

Lesson from Taiwan: Structures only as Safe as the Retrofit Engineering Behind Them

By |2018-02-20T23:06:39+00:00February 20th, 2018|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, seismic retrofit safety|

Most survivors of the damage from last month’s 6.4-magnitude quake in Taiwan were in the upper floors of the buildings that tilted and caved in with lethal results.

Throughout the days following the Feb. 6 temblor, hundreds of people climbed out of toppled buildings – making their way to the outside […]

5 September, 2017

Earthquake Retrofits and Insurance: Your Best Defense Against the “Big One”

By |2018-01-04T18:20:28+00:00September 5th, 2017|Earthquake Insurance, Earthquake Retrofit Benefits, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquakes|

News accounts of the Northridge earthquake of 1994 presented shocking images of the widespread destruction, the loss of life, and the injuries suffered from the 6.7 magnitude blind-reverse-thrust quake, which produced the largest ground motions ever recorded in an urban environment in the U.S.

Fifty-seven people were killed; more than 40,000 […]

11 August, 2017

Two Quakes, Two Completely Different Outcomes

By |2018-01-12T16:59:47+00:00August 11th, 2017|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquakes|

Building practices in Chile and Nepal underscore the importance of retrofits to withstand seismic activity

Every month of every year, an average of as many as 10 major quakes between a magnitude 6.0 and 6.9 strike somewhere on our planet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The level of […]