Seismic Retrofit

1 September, 2016

Glendale Owners Get Earthquake Retrofits Ahead Of The Law

By | 2018-01-26T19:22:36+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Earthquake Retrofits, Seismic Retrofit|

There is no local ordinance requiring seismic retrofits of buildings, but many are having their soft-story apartments stabilized anyway, for safety’s sake. Earthquakes don’t heed the jurisdictional boundaries that define a city’s limits. So, when the City of Los Angeles this year started rolling out the nation’s most sweeping seismic regulations ever, many property owners [...]

1 July, 2016

Anatomy of a Seismic Retrofit

By | 2018-01-26T19:50:27+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Seismic Retrofit|

Every building is different, and the approaches to safeguarding a structure against earthquake damage remain as diverse as the 13,000 soft-story apartment complexes needing retrofits in the city of L.A. In our public exchanges at community workshops, professional expos and in face-to-face communication with prospective clients, we inevitably get asked to provide descriptions of a [...]

1 June, 2016

Don’t Cut Corners on Engineering Solutions for your Seismic Retrofit

By | 2018-01-26T20:15:30+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Seismic Retrofit|

Ever since the first notifications were sent out by the City of L.A., property owners have been contacting us seeking answers to various questions regarding the earthquake retrofit process. The most frequently asked question has been, “Where do I start?” A couple of owners shared with us their frustration over contradictory information they received [...]

1 February, 2016

Seismic Retrofits: Now Mandated for Apartment Owners

By | 2018-01-29T23:18:14+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Seismic Retrofit|

Twenty-two years ago this January, Southern California suffered one of its deadliest and most destructive earthquakes: a 6.7 magnitude jolt that killed more than 60, injured more than 9,000 and caused as much as $25 billion in widespread damage. Freeway overpasses crumbled. Gas and water lines snapped, creating an apocalyptic release of both fire and [...]