Commercial Retrofit, A Division of Titan Contracting Services is a specialized soft-story retrofit division and team of engineering and construction experts with over 30 years of knowledge and experience in general contracting, steel work, and soft-story retrofit. We are ready to tackle the new LA City Ordinance #183893 with all soft-story retrofit services under one roof.
Coming from the trade as a steel fabricator and working closely with our in-house steel company, Mastercraft Iron Co., our engineers and drafters. Our clients are assured convenience and efficiency with all services under one roof. Making us the perfect choice for your soft-story retrofit project.
Engineering: The first deadline that one must comply with is to complete the engineering within 2 years of receiving your notice. Investing in a good engineer is key; a engineer with significant experience in seismic retrofitting will design a set of plans that are minimal in scope of work. An inexperienced engineer will design an overly-complicated and expensive plan. This can be a difference in tens of thousands of dollars and months of time. Some engineers without experience are also not aware that some buildings can be exempt from the seismic retrofitting construction, while an experienced engineer will aim to design the most minimal and cost-effective plan which can include an exemption.
Construction: Finding the right contractor is vital to the success and timeliness of the project. Visiting the company offices and seeing the contractor’s operation will give you more insight as to their capabilities. Ask for references and talk to previous clients. Additionally, beware the fine print and exclusions. These exclusions can amount to thousands of dollars that unsuspecting property owners will need to pay. Speak to the contractors about what is included in their contracts and what isn’t so that you can compare apples to apples. Make sure that the contractor will complete your job from beginning to end so that your project isn’t left unfinished. You want your building to look better than it did before construction began.
TITAN COMMERCIAL-RETROFIT has its roots in the trade with 30 years of experience, owning a certified steel fabrication shop in a 42,000 sq. ft. space. With an in-house team of senior engineers, architects, and 12 construction expert crews, we are ready to help you comply with this ordinance. By engineering a plan that is minimal in scope, and by executing the construction plan without relying only on subcontractors, we are confident that Titan can fulfill your needs quickly and efficiently at a reasonable cost. We complete engineering within 4-5 weeks and complete the construction within 4-5 weeks on average as well. We know that retrofitting your building can be difficult, confusing, and costly. Choosing Titan will ensure that your building will be taken care of with a focus on safety, tenant happiness, and your satisfaction. Please contact us today for a free consultation and quote