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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 […]
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 |2020-06-18T19:54:44+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 […]

28 November, 2019

Factoring L.A.’s Cost Recovery Program into Your Cost/Value Analysis

By |2020-06-24T00:40:03+00:00November 28th, 2019|AAGLA|

Recent reports indicate thousands of Los Angeles apartment owners required to retrofit their buildings against earthquakes have not begun the work.

So far, of the more than 12,000 apartments at risk of earthquake damage, about 9,700 have filed the initial permit to begin work, another 2,200 have hired contractors and have […]

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 […]

8 May, 2018

The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles Renews Sponsorship Agreement with Optimum Seismic Inc.

By |2018-05-08T16:22:17+00:00May 8th, 2018|AAGLA|

The Agreement Extends Optimum’s Work to Provide Educational Seminars on Earthquake Resiliency to Apartment Owners Throughout the Southland.

The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles and Optimum Seismic Inc. announced today that they have extended their longstanding sponsorship agreement and have extended their popular series […]

29 March, 2016

AAGLA Names Optimum Seismic its Preferred Supplier for Earthquake Retrofit Engineering and Construction

By |2019-03-16T00:04:19+00:00March 29th, 2016|AAGLA|

Optimum Seismic has been named the Preferred Supplier of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles for earthquake retrofit engineering and construction, officials announced today.

The designation distinguishes Optimum Seismic as a trusted leader in the industry. The Optimum Seismic team has 30 years of experience in building and structural retrofits, […]