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. […]

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 […]