Seismic Retrofit

5 April, 2019

Building Owners Dragging Their Feet on Seismic Retrofit Law

By |2019-04-12T20:07:36+00:00April 5th, 2019|AAGLA, Seismic Retrofit|

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

It’s been three years since the City of Los Angeles started sending out orders requiring seismic retrofits of vulnerable soft-story and non-ductile concrete buildings.

Soft-story property owners, upon receipt of these official notices, were required to:

26 March, 2019

Major Earthquake Rocked California’s Inyo County Killing 27 People On March 26, 1872

By |2019-03-26T03:51:51+00:00March 26th, 2019|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Safety, Seismic Retrofit|

Nearly 150 years ago, an earthquake estimated at 7.8 magnitude struck California’s Inyo County in the Owens Valley killing 27 people in 1872.

The quake struck at 2:30 a.m. while most people in the sparcely populated area were sleeping. […]

18 March, 2019

Balboa Park Retrofit Underscores the Value of Protecting What You’ve Got

By |2019-03-20T20:38:34+00:00March 18th, 2019|SDCAA, Seismic Retrofit|

-Appeared on San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA)

SDCAA Expo
Stop by Optimum Seismic’s booth or visit our presentation at the San Diego CAA Expo April 30 at the San Diego Convention Center for more information.

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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 […]

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