Los Angeles Soft-Story Retrofit Program

A large number of properties, including apartment and commercial buildings, have a ‘soft story’ condition. These properties may be required to comply with the Los Angeles Soft-Story Retrofit Program . Many of us are not familiar...

Santa Monica Soft Story

Seismic Retrofit Program Earthquake preparedness is a part of life for Southern Californians. Damage to vulnerable buildings, physical injury, and even death are the most apparent threats from earthquakes. There can also be significant economic...

WeHo Seismic Retrofit Program

On April 17, 2017, the City Council formally adopted an Ordinance establishing a framework for the seismic retrofit of two types of existing buildings. The ordinance establishes the following provisions: Mandatory Strengthening Provisions for...

60% Chance a 6.7+ Earthquake Will Hit

There is a 60% chance that a magnitude 6.7 earthquake — the size of the 1994 Northridge temblor — or larger will strike the Los Angeles area in the next 30 years, said U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Morgan Page. If your building is believed to...