SEISMIC RETROFITS FOR ‘SOFT-STORY’ BUILDINGS

A Los Angeles City Council committee that was briefed last week on seismic upgrades required by law in roughly 15,000 […]

Why every Los Angeles Soft Story Building Needs a Soft Story Retrofit

If your building is a multi-story building, characterized by a ground floor or lower floors that are significantly “less stiff” […]

Everything You Need to Know About Earthquake Retrofitting Los Angeles

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

Soft Story Retrofit Contractors Los Angeles: How Vulnerable is Your Apartment Building

Major earthquakes in metropolitan areas of California have highlighted the vulnerabilities of certain types of buildings. Unreinforced masonry can crumble. […]

Earthquake Preparedness and Response

Earthquakes strike quickly, without any warning and are uncontrollable disasters, making the main cause of injuries, deaths, and the destruction […]

Building Owners Should Care About Earthquake Retrofitting

Building owners have seven years to retrofit their wood buildings with soft story conditions, and 25 years for non-ductile concrete […]

How do we protect our homes from a big disaster such as a deadly earthquake?

An earthquake occurs when there is a sudden release of energy between two plates in the Earth’s crust, creating seismic […]

Apply Retrofit Foundation Before It Is Too Late

A big problem involves homes built before 1979 with a handful of steps above the ground, where in between the […]

Why Are Soft Story Buildings More Susceptible To Collapse?

If you look around a typical Los Angeles neighborhood, there’s no doubt you will find a soft-story building. Soft-Story buildings […]

Does My Building Need a Retrofit?

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

Important Information About an Apartment Building Retrofit

Renovation, retrofit, and refurbishment of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for […]

Could my soft-story building collapse during an earthquake?

One of the most earthquake-prone urban areas in the nation, Los Angeles is likely to be rocked by a major […]

Apartment Owners Beware: Don’t Lose Your Parking Spaces Due to the Soft Story Retrofit Ordinance!

If you are a building owner that must comply with the soft-story retrofit ordinance, you need to know the latest […]

Will your building hold up in a major earthquake?

Los Angeles is no stranger to earthquakes and, like other cities in California, has experienced extensive damage in previous seismic […]

14% of ‘soft-story’ structures compliant with 2015 Los Angeles seismic retrofit law

A LA(Los Angeles) council committee that was briefed last week on seismic upgrades needed by law in roughly 15,000 buildings […]

Soft Story Retrofit Can Secure Your Apartment Structure Against Collapse

A soft story building is a multi-story building with one or more floors which are “soft” due to structural design. […]

How to Avoid Earthquake Damage with Seismic Retrofit

Earthquakes can cause thousands of dollars in damages. But homeowners can limit potential damage by thinking ahead and identifying problem […]

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. […]