Optimum Seismic, Inc., Southern California’s leading earthquake retrofit company, is hosting a series of educational outreach initiatives to be held throughout Southern California.  The California Apartment Association will also be part of these educational events to discuss the various services they provide to the multi-family housing industry.

Informational seminars, articles and other means of public outreach are planned to help educate building owners about new laws, applications and services associated with earthquake retrofit construction.

“A growing number of cities in California are adopting seismic retrofit laws to make their buildings and communities more resilient in the event of a major earthquake,” said Kevin Pellegrino, CAA’s senior vice president of membership and marketing. “To help keep the public informed, Optimum Seismic has developed a great educational program on a series of key initiatives designed to provide our members and non-members with the clear and updated information they need to make informed decisions.”

Next month’s CAA/Optimum Seismic seminar will be:

Santa Monica
6:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica 90401

Optimum Seismic President and Founder Ali Vahdani, a State of California licensed Professional Engineer, said certain structures have been deemed to be more vulnerable to failure or collapse from earthquakes, particularly older soft-story apartment buildings.

“It is vitally important that these structures be retrofitted properly and with minimal disruption to the people who live or work there,” Vahdani said. “These seminars will help to provide information on the various retrofit laws, applications and programs available to assist building owners.”

Seminars are being scheduled throughout the year. Visit www.optimumseismic.com/upcoming-events/ for a list of upcoming workshops or call 323-582-2465 for more information.

The California Apartment Association is the nation’s largest statewide trade group representing owners, investors, developers, managers and suppliers of rental homes and apartment communities. As the definitive voice of the multifamily housing industry in California for more than 75 years, CAA provides its members services in public affairs, advocacy, education, and customer service. Visit www.caanet.org.

Since 1984, the team at Optimum Seismic, Inc. has been making California cities safer, performing full-service seismic retrofit engineering and construction services on multifamily residential, commercial and industrial buildings throughout the state. The company features expert design, fabrication and construction for all retrofit options including soft-story, non-ductile concrete, tilt-up and unreinforced masonry buildings. For information, visit www.optimumseismic.com.