SRI Urges California Governor to Sign Earthquake Resiliency Bill AB 2681 into Law

SRI Urges California Governor to Sign Earthquake Resiliency Bill AB 2681 into Law

By |2018-09-07T23:14:29+00:00September 7th, 2018|Seismic Waves|
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September 2018 Newsletter.

Ali Sahabi California cities are feeling encouraged by the news that the city of Berkeley received federal and state funding to help pay the costs to retrofit privately-owned buildings determined to be vulnerable to damage or collapse in an earthquake. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and California Office of Emergency Services have given the city $1.2 million to be used by the city to provide $50,000 grants to help cover the costs to retrofit private apartment and commercial buildings. This significant step demonstrates the growing commitment of government to focus on the need for building resilient communities. You can read more about it below. Contact us today to find out more about funding options for your building retrofit

 

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Principal, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

SRI Urges California Governor to Sign Earthquake Resiliency Bill AB 2681 into Law

SRI Urges California Governor to Sign Earthquake Resiliency Bill AB 2681 into Law

The legislation, passed by both the California State Senate and Assembly, awaits Brown’s signature to help cities assess earthquake risks so they can plan for long-term strategies for resilience.
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Tips to Cost Recovery for Your Seismic Retrofit Project

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A key worry among apartment owners faced with any major renovation, repair or alteration of their building is the impact that construction could have on their tenants — and whether the outcome of their Tenant Habitability Plan (THP) will require added expenses.
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How Safe is Your Child's School?

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In Washington over the summer, structural engineers were busy inspecting school buildings to see what level of seismic risk they posed.
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Study: 1 in 7 Mountain View Homes Vulnerable to Quakes

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About 17% of the housing in the Bay Area city of Mountain View is at risk of failure in a major earthquake, a recent study concluded. The findings were significantly higher than previous estimates.
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Federal Report Underscores Quake Threat to Quality of Life

Federal Report Underscores Quake Threat to Quality of Life

After an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other natural hazard, it’s considered a win if no one gets hurt and buildings stay standing, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology determined. “But an even bigger victory is possible: keeping those structures operational,” the institute determined.
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New Artificial Intelligence System Capable of Forecasting Aftershocks

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Researchers at Harvard University with google developed an artificial intelligence system (AI) capable of forecasting aftershocks from earthquakes.
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Optimum Seismic hosts ongoing workshops and events to educate property owners, business leaders and government about seismic retrofits and resilient communities. We will be at the AAGLA trade show 9 to 4 p.m. on October 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center.
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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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