Seismic Retrofit

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 […]

2 October, 2018

Facing a Deadline? Don’t Rush Your Retrofit Requirement

By |2019-03-15T22:21:34+00:00October 2nd, 2018|AAGLA, Seismic Retrofit|

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

Are you feeling rushed to meet seismic retrofit deadlines imposed to by Los Angeles Department of Building Services? The cut-off date for engineering studies of older wood-framed, soft-story structures has passed for more than 150 properties, with […]

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 […]

16 June, 2018

Getting a Retrofit? Don’t Skirt Hazardous Substance Testing

By |2018-06-16T21:39:49+00:00June 16th, 2018|asbestos, hazardous material, Seismic Retrofit|

Asbestos and lead, once touted as miracle materials for construction, now stir feelings of dread among owners of older apartment structures.

The discovery of these substances in the stucco, walls, paint, ceilings and other components of a building can substantially increase the cost of any demolition or […]

19 January, 2018

The Value of Safety in your Seismic Retrofit Project

By |2018-01-19T23:21:51+00:00January 19th, 2018|Seismic Retrofit, seismic retrofit safety|

Why it pays to select contractors that comply with professional and occupational standards.

Construction, when done wrong, can be an industry fraught with workplace injury.

On any given day, more than six million people work at some 252,000 construction sites across the nation, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In […]

10 October, 2017

Building Owners Move Forward With Retrofits Even When Not Required By Law

By |2018-01-12T00:10:14+00:00October 10th, 2017|Earthquakes, Seismic Retrofit|

Earthquakes don’t heed the legislative boundaries that define a city’s limits.

That’s why, many property owners not bound by any safety ordinance are taking action and having their buildings retrofitted anyway – not because of […]

5 October, 2017

The Three Basic Components of a Seismic Retrofit

By |2018-01-12T00:10:42+00:00October 5th, 2017|Seismic Retrofit, Seismic Retrofit Components|

Every building is different, and the approaches to safeguarding a structure against earthquake damage are incredibly diverse.

Naturally, every building owner has specific questions about his or her project: What will you need to do […]