Why Consider a Seismic Retrofit for Your Commercial Building?

Seismic retrofitting is the modification of existing structures to make them more resistant to seismic activity, ground motion, or soil […]

Adopting Seismic Safety for Buildings

When it comes to the civil and structural engineering of a building, life safety is exactly what it sounds like: […]

4 Steps For Hiring Earthquake Retrofitting Contractors

If you own any commercial buildings in the Los Angeles, California, area, then you know earthquakes are a natural occurrence. […]

Preventing Soft Story Collapse Los Angeles

Soft story configuration in structures is a type of construction where any one story of the building is more flexible […]

Earthquake Preparedness – Is Your Home Ready For The Big One?

The ground is constantly moving in Southern California. Almost every day there are small shifts of the rock beneath the […]

What is an earthquake and what causes them to happen?

Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. This sudden release of energy causes the seismic […]

Why Retrofitting Makes Homes Safer

A home is a complicated work of construction. There are plenty of systems and technical issues that need to planned […]

Everyone Should Know About Seismic Retrofit

If you live in a zone with a high level of seismic activity, you’ve probably felt at least a minor […]

Earthquake Retrofit Make The Structure Tough

Earthquake retrofit is a process used in construction to make the house strong during natural calamities. The aim of doing […]

Earthquake Retrofitting and What You Should Know About It

The primary purpose of earthquake retrofitting is to keep your home from being displaced from its concrete foundation — making […]

Soft Story Retrofit: How and Why It Impacts You!

A large number of properties, including apartment and commercial buildings, have a ‘soft story’ condition. These properties may be required […]

Make Your Home Seismic Resistant To Make Your Building Resistant

Seismic Retrofitting is the method of strengthening of the already built damaged/undamaged old/new structures those are found to be weak […]

Retrofitting Apartment Buildings To Reduce Costs

The City of Los Angeles recently passed Ordinance 183893, which requires the retrofit of pre-1978 wood-frame soft-story buildings and non-ductile […]

6,400 ‘soft-story’ apartment buildings still need earthquake retrofits

Los Angeles city officials and property owners are making progress retrofitting the types of apartment buildings that proved especially vulnerable […]

City Committee Urges Faster Pace for ‘Soft Story’ Retrofit Program Affecting Hundreds of Pasadena Buildings

A planned ordinance which will mandate the retrofitting by property owners of as many as 500 “soft-story” multi-family wood buildings […]


Things You Need To Know: The Los Angeles Ordinance #183893 has brought up many questions for building owners. “How do […]

LA City Council Committee Approves Exploration Of Seismic Retrofitting Fund

A Los Angeles City Council committee agreed Monday to explore ways of helping property owners finance costly seismic retrofits required […]

LA looks for ways to help property owners finance seismic retrofits

For years, Angelenos have heard that the “big one” is coming. But are buildings able to withstand 6.7 or greater […]

More than 800 West Hollywood buildings could collapse in a big quake

West Hollywood has identified more than 800 buildings that could be at risk of damage or collapse in a major […]

Los Angeles Wants Updates on Earthquake Retrofit Compliance

The LA council voted weekday to induce a full update on seismic retrofits needed by law in roughly fifteen thousand […]