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February 2020 Newsletter.

Ali SahabiSeismic resiliency is not just about saving buildings. It is the key to ensuring that businesses remain open, people can continue to work and sleep in their own homes, and public services remain intact. I am honored to join the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, which has launched an initiative, “Building a Thriving Region for All.” In most instances following a disaster, economic loss far outweighs the cost to rebuild damaged structures. I am excited to be a part of an important regional effort to make Southern California safer, more resilient, and more prosperous. I look forward to working with businesses to ensure their long-term viability.

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Ali Sahabi, GEC Principal, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

City Considers Mandatory Seismic Retrofitting

City Considers Mandatory Seismic Retrofitting

Carpinteria, CA may become another more CA city to require mandatory seismic retrofitting for owners of soft story structures. Carpinteria’s City Council is proposing that the seismic retrofitting occur within 5 years and up to 14 buildings with 300 units would be effected.
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Something Good Came Out of The Northridge Earthquake

Something Good Came Out of The Northridge Earthquake

A belief that newer steel frame buildings were earthquake safe has been discovered to be false and we have the Getty to thank. Tom Sabol is an engineer with a doctorate in structural & earthquake engineering who was working on The Getty in the 1990’s when the Northridge earthquake struck.
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First CA State-Owned Building Achieves US Resiliency Council Platinum Rating

First CA State-Owned Building Achieves US Resiliency Council Platinum Rating

The Clifford L. Alenby Building, a new office building for the California Department of General Services has received a platinum rating from USRC.
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24/7 Studies for our Safety

24/7 Studies for our Safety

Earthquakes cannot be an “Out of sight, out of mind” disaster. It is important to realize they are everywhere. Much scientific study & research being done to understand quakes. The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) in Golden, Colorado tracks all worldwide earthquakes.
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3 Tips on Selecting a Qualified Seismic Retrofit Contractor

3 Tips on Selecting a Qualified Seismic Retrofit Contractor

The final judge of the quality of any seismic retrofit job is the next big earthquake. That’s why it’s so important to choose a contractor that has the knowledge and experience to do the job right.
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Make it Last: How Adaptive Reuse Extends Building Life

Make it Last: How Adaptive Reuse Extends Building Life

Growing interest in extending the lifespan and value of real estate has prompted unprecedented activity in adaptive reuse: modifying the design of the interior space to meet current and future needs. This can be doing during any seismic retrofit process.
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Massive 7.7 Magnitude Quake Strikes the Caribbean

Massive 7.7 Magnitude Quake Strikes the Caribbean

A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Jamaica, startling people as far away as Miami and prompting tsunami alerts. Video from the event showed damaged streets and sinkholes.
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BIA SoCal, BOMA OC, AAOC, and Optimum Seismic Host a Seismic Retrofit Workshop

BIA SoCal, BOMA OC, AAOC, and Optimum Seismic Host a Seismic Retrofit Workshop

For the first time BIA Socal, BOMA OC, AAOC, and Optimum Seismic are joining together to present a Seismic Retrofit workshop. Learn how to protect your business, building, assets and people on Tuesday, February 19 at 10 a.m
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Optimum Seismic Executive Joins L.A. Chamber Board

Optimum Seismic Executive Joins L.A. Chamber Board

Optimum Seismic Chief Operating Officer Ali Sahabi, a leading expert in disaster resilience and sustainability, has joined the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
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Optimum Seismic Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Optimum Seismic has several events planned in the near future with our partner associations to assist members in gaining important information about seismic regulations and how they apply to various building types. Click below to find an event near you.
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