Why skirting hazardous substance tests could get you in trouble

Why skirting hazardous substance tests could get you in trouble

By |2018-08-10T17:52:16+00:00July 7th, 2018|Seismic Waves|
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July 2018 Newsletter.

 Don't Skirt Hazardous Substance Testing During Retrofit

Need a Retrofit? Don’t Skirt Hazardous Substance Testing

The discovery of lead or asbestos in a building can substantially increase the cost of any demolition or reconstruction project. But the risks of ignoring these circumstances can lead to serious penalties.
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California Earthquake Resiliency Bill Gains Support

California Earthquake Resiliency Bill Gains Support

A bill to help create a statewide inventory of buildings at risk of failing in an earthquake is gaining broad support from diverse interests in California. More information to follow.
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'Big One' Would Create Refugee Crisis in California

‘Big One’ Would Create Refugee Crisis in California

When a catastrophic earthquake hits California, buildings will topple and potentially hundreds could be killed. But what gets less attention is the wrenching aftermath of such a huge temblor, which could leave hundreds of thousands of people without a home.
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USGS Cites Serious Risks in San Francisco High-rises

USGS Cites Serious Risks in San Francisco High-rises

A recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey includes a list of buildings that are potentially vulnerable to a large quake. That list includes some of San Francisco’s most prominent high rises are on the list — representing many of the same building types that are found in skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles.
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Experts Seek a Universal Symbol for Ground Shaking

Experts Seek a Universal Symbol for Ground Shaking

Social media is already being used by scientists to almost instantaneously locate earthquakes, as people take to Twitter to report shaking and damage and casualties. An emoji could cut through language barriers and speed the flow of information.
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New Data Could Double Recent Projections for Quake Damage

New Data Could Double Recent Projections for Quake Damage

New research and findings have scientists nearly doubling the impacts of a catastrophic earthquake in Los Angeles, the New York Times has reported. “It’s going to amplify the shaking in terms of intensity and duration,” one scientist said.
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AAGLA, Optimum Seismic to Host Seismic Retrofit Seminar

AAGLA, Optimum Seismic to Host Seismic Retrofit Seminar

The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles will host a free educational seminar presented by Optimum Seismic from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday July 11 at the John C. Fremont library, 6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. RSVPs required.
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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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