Seismic Retrofit

5 February, 2020

Making the Most of Seismic Retrofits through Adaptive Reuse

By |2020-02-11T15:55:57+00:00February 5th, 2020|Adaptive Reuse, SDCAA, Seismic Retrofit|

San Diego is blessed to have many stately Victorian homes still keeping watch over the swirling sunsets sinking west behind the harbor.

These majestic and ornate structures, with their brightly colored facades, turrets, spires and wrap-around porches, were built to impress — reflecting the optimism and opulence of a society experiencing […]

22 January, 2020

3 Criteria for Choosing an Experienced Seismic Retrofit Contractor

By |2020-01-22T18:19:01+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Earthquake Retrofit Contractor, Seismic Retrofit|

The final judge of the quality of any seismic retrofit work is really the next big earthquake. Everyone living, working and owning property here in Southern California knows this, but sometimes this fact gets muddled with legislation, owner’s liability concerns, building codes, and the cost of earthquake retrofits. Obviously, there […]

20 January, 2020

A Guide on What to Expect During a Seismic Retrofit of an Existing Building

By |2020-01-20T18:16:38+00:00January 20th, 2020|Seismic Retrofit|

Living here in Southern California, everyone knows that the ground under our feet—and under our buildings—is prone to massive shaking.Estimates are that 90% of buildings in the City of Los Angeles do not meet current building codes for earthquake safety. As a result, owners of specific types of buildings, including […]

15 January, 2020

Seismic Retrofit vs. Remodel? 7 Things to Consider

By |2020-01-15T19:19:33+00:00January 15th, 2020|Seismic Retrofit|

Property Owners in Los Angeles have a lot on their plates with strict seismic building codes. In one of the most seismically active areas of the United States, those codes are intended to protect lives and minimize property damage and preserve the economy in the event of inevitable earthquakes. […]

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 […]

10 July, 2019

Turn to Science, Not Social Media, for Answers on Earthquake Stability

By |2019-08-01T23:33:09+00:00July 10th, 2019|AACSC, Earthquake Retrofit, FAQ, Seismic Engineering, Seismic Retrofit|

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

I recently ran across the following question from a Los Angeles woman on Yelp:

Q: Is there a way to know how safe your apartment building is in case of an earthquake?

One respondent stated that if her apartment is […]

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 […]