The City of Los Angeles recently passed Ordinance 183893, which requires the retrofit of pre-1978 wood-frame soft-story buildings and non-ductile concrete buildings. The goal of the mandatory retrofit programs, under the ordinance, is to reduce these structural deficiencies and improve the performance of these buildings during earthquakes. Without proper strengthening, these vulnerable buildings may be subjected to structural failure during and/or after an earthquake
The plan made a variety of recommendations aimed at better earthquake preparedness, including upgrades to water delivery systems and mandating cell phone towers that are less likely to topple in a quake.
With a 93 percent chance that an earthquake as big as the deadly Northridge quake (or bigger) will strike Los Angeles again in less than 30 years, the city’s upgrades can’t come soon enough.
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Posted on Saturday, April 6th, 2019.