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3 Solutions used for Soft-Story Retrofitting

If you own an apartment complex in the Los Angeles area, you should have been notified by now to complete a soft-story retrofitting on the …

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Review of Special Moment Frames used in a Soft-Story Retrofit

After the most recent earthquakes that hit Ridgecrest on July 4th and 5th, soft-story retrofitting has become a popular topic of conversation among property owners …

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Unforeseen Complications of the LA Soft-Story Retrofit Program

The LA soft-story retrofit program was implanted four years ago. It seemed this program was moving along as planned, but recently many Structural Engineers (SE …

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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 …

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Is the Bare Minimum Enough for My Soft-Story Retrofit?

When the city of Los Angeles rolled out their soft-story retrofit program in 2015, many property owners considered it to be a “senseless hardship”. The …

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What is needed for a Complete Los Angeles Soft-Story Retrofit

At RetroFitting 360 we specialize in soft-story buildings. In our experience we have seen that not every design created is suitable for meeting the standards …

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The Latest Earthquake Serves as a Reminder Why the Soft-Story Retrofit Program is Needed

The city of Los Angeles rolled out their mandatory soft-story retrofit program after the devastation of the earthquake of 1994. The two back-to-back quakes that …

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Are the Soft-Story Retrofit Ordinances Enough to Protect My Building?

When the city of Los Angeles created its soft-story retrofit program it was done with the intention to prevent loss of life in the event …

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How the Tougher 2019 Seismic Ordinances can Affect Your Soft-Story Retrofit

Recently the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) Convention took place in Palm Desert, California. The SEAOC is the leading association for professional engineers both …

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Soft-Story Retrofits: More Lumber is the Key

Most property owners in Los Angeles are well aware of the Soft-Story Retrofit program by now. The program was rolled out in 2015 when the …

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