Studies Show Many Cost Benefits To Seismic Retrofits

Studies Show Many Cost Benefits To Seismic Retrofits

By |2018-11-01T22:17:13+00:00November 1st, 2018|Seismic Waves|
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November 2018 Newsletter.

Ali Sahabi More than 60 million people participated last month in the 10th annual Great ShakeOut, a global drill that originated here in earthquake-prone California. It’s a great opportunity for people to check on the status of their emergency supplies, practice duck-and-cover techniques and review plans with loved ones on how to keep in touch should they become separated. Yet another life-saving practice — frequently forgotten during this exercise — is to assess our buildings for structural viability. After all, people aren’t hurt because the ground shakes. They get injured because something falls on them, and that’s usually attributable to some sort of structural failure. There is a growing sense of urgency in preparing our state for The Big One, and that starts with making our buildings safer. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about your retrofit needs.

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Principal, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Studies Show Many Cost Benefits to Seismic Retrofits

Studies Show Many Cost Benefits to Seismic Retrofits

Saving lives is the ultimate concern in preparing for an earthquake, but did you know that seismic retrofits bring about many cost benefits as well? CalTech researchers have developed financial models to determine cost-effectiveness in getting a retrofit done.
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Mexican Quake Split Tectonic Plate in Two

Mexican Quake Split Tectonic Plate in Two

Last year’s 8.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Mexico split the tectonic plate responsible for the quake, scientists told Fox News. What does that mean for California?
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Faults on Mt. Hood Could Produce 7.2 Temblor

Faults on Mt. Hood Could Produce 7.2 Temblor

Researchers have discovered active fault lines on Mount Hood that could devastate communities and infrastructure as far west as Portland.
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Why Insurance Alone Won't Protect You in an Earthquake

Why Insurance Alone Won’t Protect You in an Earthquake

Nobody should be caught without insurance. It’s an essential tool to guard against risk associated with our cars, our property, our health, even our lives. But, while insurance may help cushion the blow of an accident or worse, it does nothing to prevent these adversities from occurring.
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West Coast Earthquake Warning System in 'Operational Mode'

West Coast Earthquake Warning System in ‘Operational Mode’

An early-warning alert system for earthquakes in California, Oregon and Washington has gone from production prototype to operational mode and is now ready to be used more broadly, but it is not yet ready for mass public notification.
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Not Retrofitting Homes Can Cause Financial Burden

Not Retrofitting Homes Can Cause Financial Burden

Californians are aware they need to get their homes retrofitted. According to the L.A. Times, getting a seismic retrofit helps you now and in the long run. For every dollar you spent now you save several more in repairs once the earthquake hits.
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10th Annual ShakeOut Drill Draws 60 Million Participants

10th Annual ShakeOut Drill Draws 60 Million Participants

Sixty million people worldwide practiced how to drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake as part of the 10th annual Great ShakeOut event. Click here for info and what to do when The Big One strikes.
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Optimum Seismic is teaming up with the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles on free educational seminars about retrofits and resilient communities. Our next event is from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at AAGLA Headquarters, 621 S. Westmoreland, Los Angeles.
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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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