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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 […]

3 December, 2019

Disaster Resilience: Protecting Your Community & Assets

By |2019-12-11T17:33:43+00:00December 3rd, 2019|AAGLA|

If a major earthquake were to strike today, would you rather have ample food and water for your family, or a job?

Ideally, you would want both. One is for short-term survival, the other for long-term sustainability.

That’s why, as millions of Californians took part in the recent Great Shakeout earthquake drill […]

2 September, 2019

FEMA Tips for National Preparedness Month

By |2019-09-02T20:52:48+00:00September 2nd, 2019|AAGLA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Safety, Optimum Seismic, Seismic Resilience|

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

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency messages to help people protect themselves and their businesses against earthquakes.

To help apartment owners get ready for a seismic emergency, FEMA has set up a special QuakeSmart […]

6 August, 2019

Optimum Seismic Participates in AIA’s Seismic Resiliency Symposium

By |2019-08-06T16:40:13+00:00August 6th, 2019|Optimum Seismic, Optimum seismic in the news, Seismic Resilience|

As a national advocate for safer cities throughout the United States, Optimum Seismic Chief Operating Officer Ali Sahabi participated last month in the American Institute of Architects Oregon’s URM Seismic Resilience Symposium.

The three-day event, held July 18-20 at Portland State University, featured two days of presentations from prominent engineers and […]

1 August, 2019

SoCal Quakes Remind us of Risks of Seismic Devastation

By |2019-08-01T23:25:55+00:00August 1st, 2019|AACSC, Optimum Seismic|

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

Southern California got hit by some monster quakes last month, thankfully with no casualties and little destruction due to the remoteness of the epicenters’ sparsely populated desert location.

The 6.4- and 7.1-magnitude temblors may have occurred in Ridgecrest, but they […]

1 August, 2019

Three Tips to Getting the Most from Your Retrofit

By |2019-08-01T23:26:14+00:00August 1st, 2019|AAGLA, Earthquake Retrofit, Seismic Retrofit, tips|

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

Chances are you felt at least one of the many earthquakes that rattled Southern California last month.

The initial 6.4-magnitude quake near the desert community of Ridgecrest was just a precursor to a larger 7.1-magnitude giant, with many other quakes […]

2 October, 2018

The Risks of Evading Hazardous Substance Testing

By |2019-03-15T22:19:03+00:00October 2nd, 2018|AACSC, asbestos, hazardous material, Optimum Seismic|

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

Because many of us grew up in homes containing lead and asbestos, we can sometimes downplay the health hazards these substances can pose to humans and the environment alike. We feel tempted to bypass the rules — […]

22 August, 2018

Tips to Cost Recovery for Your Seismic Retrofit

By |2019-03-15T22:02:21+00:00August 22nd, 2018|AAGLA, Optimum Seismic, Seismic Retrofit, Seismic Retrofit Companies, Tenant Habitability Process, thp, tips|

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

A key worry among apartment owners faced with any major renovation, repair or alteration of their building is the impact that construction could have on their tenants — and whether the outcome of their Tenant Habitability Plan […]