Day: July 10, 2019

Pasadena Rolls Out Its Own Earthquake Ordinance for Soft-Story Buildings

After the big earthquake of 1994, city officials in Los Angeles conducted a major assessment of the structures that sustained the most damage. What they found was soft-story buildings are most susceptible to collapse during an earthquake. The city created a mandatory soft-story retrofit program that included apartments and office buildings that fall under the …

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