Day: August 14, 2019

Soft Story Retrofitting in Los Angeles

Retrofitting Contractors: A Cheap Deal Is Not A Good Deal

With the deadline almost here, retrofitting contractors are practically crawling out of the woodwork in Los Angeles. The seismic ordinances were passed in 2015, and now four years later only about 14% of the soft-story buildings have been retrofitted to meet the current standards. Many of these new companies appearing around the city are luring …

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Los Angeles Seismic Retrofit: How Close to a Fault Line is My Building

When LA’s city officials were compiling their list of at-risk buildings for the Los Angeles Seismic Retrofit program, they found over 13,000 apartment buildings that were in need of a retrofit. With Southern California being one of the most earthquake-prone areas in the nation, a retrofit is necessary for public safety. Many long-time LA residents …

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