Seismic Resilience

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 […]

24 January, 2020

Make it Last: Extending the Lifespan of Today’s Buildings through Adaptive Reuse and Resiliency

By |2020-02-06T14:31:51+00:00January 24th, 2020|Adaptive Reuse, Seismic Resilience|

Don’t throw the past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When everything old is new again

These popular lyrics, from the 1974 movie “All That Jazz,” reflect the continual push by society to tap into something unique, even when it seems that everything has been done before.”

It’s […]

2 January, 2020

Earthquake Resiliency Gains Momentum

By |2020-01-07T21:14:56+00:00January 2nd, 2020|AAGLA, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Retrofit, Seismic Resilience|

Five years after the City of Los Angeles enacted what was at the time the nation’s most sweeping earthquake retrofit law, progress toward resilience has taken a resounding leap forward.

A “safety revolution” is spreading along our streets and back alleys, with steel frames and strong walls fortifying buildings that were […]

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 […]

7 July, 2019

UCSD at the Epicenter of Research on Seismic Engineering

By |2019-08-01T23:30:15+00:00July 7th, 2019|SDCAA, Seismic Engineering, Seismic Resilience|

-Appeared on San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA)

Much of the world’s best research about building strength during earthquakes happens right here in San Diego.

The University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering conducts some of the most noteworthy studies available on the effects 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 […]

25 April, 2018

USRC Announces Broad Support for Seismic Resilience Bill

By |2018-04-26T22:53:08+00:00April 25th, 2018|Seismic Resilience, Seismic Resilience Initiative|

Organizations representing fair housing, sustainability, design professionals, trade, business and labor are backing AB2681, which will help cities identify their most vulnerable structures

The United States Resiliency Council today announced growing support from fair housing, sustainability, design professionals, trade, business and labor organizations for AB2681 by […]

16 April, 2018

Earthquake Safety Experts Address Pending Legislation at CALBO Event

By |2018-04-17T15:57:37+00:00April 16th, 2018|CALBO, Seismic Resilience, Seismic Resilience Initiative|

How many buildings in California are at risk of failing in a major earthquake? A group of seismic safety experts spoke out recently about new legislation that could provide more accurate data about the damage that could happen when The Big One strikes.

California Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, speaking […]

5 March, 2018

USRC Releases White Paper in Association with Seismic Safety Legislation

By |2018-03-06T23:06:10+00:00March 5th, 2018|Seismic Resilience, Seismic Resilience Initiative|

Growing concern over the threat of a major earthquake in California has sparked a statewide movement for resiliency and pending legislation that calls for the identification of buildings most vulnerable to seismic damage and collapse.

Scientists say that stress along the San Andreas fault has been building with little relief since […]