Day: August 12, 2019

How To Recover Some Of Your Soft-Story Retrofit Cost

When Los Angeles rolled out their mandatory soft-story retrofit program, property owners around the city were upset. Most of them saw this new program as an unnecessary burden and expense. The average cost to retrofit a small building is about $130,000, while a large concrete structure could cost millions. But don’t despair. We have found …

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LA’s Soft-Story Retrofit Program Includes a Seismic Safety Plan

As part of the Los Angeles soft-story retrofit program, the mayor has put together a Seismic Safety Task Force. The head of this task force is Dr. Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey. They compiled a 126-page report, after conducting a year-long investigation into the city’s most vulnerable areas from a major earthquake. The …

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