Legislation Introduced to Identify California’s Vulnerable Buildings

Legislation Introduced to Identify California’s Vulnerable Buildings

By | 2018-03-07T21:32:51+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Seismic Waves|
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March 2018 Newsletter. 

Ali SahabiCalifornia is getting serious about earthquake safety, and because we represent the sixth largest economy in the world these efforts will have a positive impact beyond our state borders. Read more about it in a newly released whitepaper I co-authored along with building and resiliency experts. Together, we have formed a statewide task force addressing the importance of resiliency for our communities, our economy and future. Meanwhile, California Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian has introduced new legislation calling for the identification of our state’s most vulnerable buildings to earthquake damage. There’s a lot going on to protect our state from that inevitable major quake.
Optimum Seismic is leading the way to making our cities safer with seismic retrofits.
Please contact us today for a free consultation about your building.

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Principal, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Seismic Resiliency white paper

New whitepaper details seismic risks and solutions

Optimum Seismic Principal Ali Sahabi co-authored one of the most thorough investigations into the benefits of seismic resiliency on communities, released just this week.
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Legislation Introduced to Identify Vulnerable Buildings

Legislation Introduced to Identify Vulnerable Buildings

Growing concern over the threat of a major earthquake in California has sparked a statewide movement for resiliency, and pending legislation calling for the identification of our state’s most vulnerable buildings.
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LA Mayor Urges Stricter Seismic Retrofit Laws for Los Angeles

Mayor Urges Stricter Seismic Retrofit Laws for Los Angeles

Mayor Eric Garcetti has called for mandatory retrofits of steel-framed buildings and seismic evaluations of private schools in the city, the L.A. Times has reported.
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Early Warning System Now Active in Parts of Southland

Early Warning System Now Active in Parts of Southland

Earthquake! Earthquake! Imagine hearing that warning up to a minute before an earthquake strikes. The system is operational already in parts of Los Angeles, KABC reported.
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Seismic Retrofit Approaches to Five Building Types

Seismic Retrofit Approaches to Five Building Types

No two buildings are exactly alike. That said, here are some basic approaches to retrofitting applied to various types of structures found to be vulnerable to damage or collapse in a major earthquake.
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March Seminars Scheduled for Building Owners, Officials

March Seminars Scheduled for Building Owners, Officials

If you are a government official, you are invited to attend Optimum Seismic’s BizFed-sponsored event at the Metropolitan Water District. March 7th, AAGLA is the host of a free seminar geared for apartment owners. Click here to register and learn more.

About the Author:

Ali Sahabi
Ali Sahabi has been a licensed General Engineering Contractor (GEC) since 1993, and is a principal at Optimum Seismic, Inc. He has completed hundreds of seismic retrofitting and adaptive reuse projects for multifamily residential, commercial, and industrial buildings throughout California.

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