Pros and Cons of Structural Retrofitting Using Fiber Reinforced Polymers

The manufacture of Fiber Reinforced Polymer technique came forth as a result of the recent developments in the field of […]

How to Keep your House Earthquake Proof

If you are living in an earthquake prone area, it is important to take advanced measures to keep your home […]

Seismic Retrofit Ordinance 183893

Ordinance 183893 was passed by the City of Los Angeles in 2015 to improve its seismic safety. This ordinance addresses […]

Retrofitting Your Home is Equal to Insurance Savings

Newly issued law and bond proposals have raised awareness among residents in California about the need for seismic retrofitting. The […]

Basics on Seismic Retrofitting of Historic Structures

Historic buildings are cultural assets, and they are worth preserving. Renovation and retrofitting of these buildings brings out several challenges, […]

Main Areas to be Considered for Retrofitting Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

Unreinforced masonry buildings are more vulnerable against a seismic activity. There are many such buildings in Los Angeles, with moderate […]

Retrofitting of Existing RCC Buildings by Jacketing

Jacketing of column is the method of adding transverse and longitudinal reinforcement around the existing columns in a building. The […]

Seismic Retrofit Ordinance – Things that Building Owners in LA Should Know

As per the latest reports, there are about 13,000 soft story apartment complexes in the City of Los Angeles, which […]

Different Processes Involved in Soft Story Retrofit

Soft story buildings get their names for having the first stories less rigid, when compared to the above stories. These […]

Important Steps to Undertake During Soft Story Retrofitting

Soft story retrofitting has been made mandatory under the Ordinance 183893 by the City of Los Angeles. Below are the […]

The Significance of Earthquake Retrofitting

Implementing earthquake retrofitting to your building is the best way to ensure the stability of the structure. An earthquake retrofitting […]

How to Take Care of the Potential Hazards inside Your Building

We have witnessed too many earthquakes in the past couple of years. The impact of several earthquakes has been devastating; […]

Cripple Wall Bracing For Earthquake Retrofitting

In light of the seismic retrofitting ordinance implemented by the City of Los Angeles, many building owners are looking for […]

How to Take Care of the Potential Hazards inside Your Building

We have witnessed too many earthquakes in the past couple of years. The impact of several earthquakes has been devastating; […]

Cripple Wall Bracing For Earthquake Retrofitting

In light of the seismic retrofitting ordinance implemented by the City of Los Angeles, many building owners are looking for […]

Soft Story Retrofit: Earthquakes in Los Angeles – Part One

Earthquake hazard is high in Southern California (specifically in the Los Angeles region) due to proximity to the great San […]

L.A. releases addresses of 13,500 apartments and condos likely to need earthquake retrofitting

Neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood and the Westside will feel the biggest impact from Los Angeles’ new law requiring the […]

What You Need to Know About the New Soft-Story Retrofit

Last year in October, the Council of the City of Los Angeles passed Ordinance # 183893 mandating the retrofitting of […]

Los Angeles passes earthquake safety retrofitting law for older buildings

  Despite outstanding questions over the price tag of retrofitting thousands of old buildings, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed […]

How will California’s freeways survive a major earthquake?

The 1971 Sylmar earthquake sent a 6.6-magnitude jolt through the Newhall Pass, toppling a new interchange at Interstate 5 and […]