The Case for Earthquake Resilience

Why Safer Structures Protect & Promote Social & Economic Vitality

FEB 2018

With a $2.4 trillion gross domestic product, a population of nearly 40 million and a rich diversity of lucrative industries, California boasts the sixth largest economy on the planet. It is also a region famous for its earthquakes, with the risk of experiencing widespread economic and social devastation at any moment. The best way to guard against that threat is to prepare for it – making our cities safer by identifying and retrofitting our vulnerable structures

Ali Sahabi Co-Author Sri

-Ali Sahabi, GEC, MRED

COO Optimum Seismic, Immediate Past-President of Building Industry Association Baldy View Chapter.

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David Khorram Co-Author SRI

-David Khorram, P.E., C.B.O.

Immediate Past President of California Building Officials and superintendent of building safety for the City of Long Beach

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