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Retrofit Contractors: Non-Ductile Concrete Retrofit Program

Non-ductile concrete buildings are considered to be the most dangerous structures during an earthquake. When Los Angeles introduced its mandatory seismic retrofit program, many non-ductile …

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Soft Story Retrofit Contractors Los Angeles: How Vulnerable is Your Apartment Building

Apartment owners come in all sizes and shapes, just like the complexes they own. Some owners bought their property as an investment while others may …

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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 …

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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 …

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Filling Out The THP For Your Soft-Story Retrofit Los Angeles

Completing a soft-story retrofit in Los Angeles is a complicated process. A number of steps have to be taken to keep the project moving forward. …

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Los Angeles Seismic Retrofitting Program To Implement A Rating System

After the devastation of the Northridge earthquake in 1994, Los Angeles city officials came together to make the city’s structures more resilient. They spent one …

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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 …

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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 …

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Time is Running Out, Have you Hired a Retrofit Contractor Yet?

Los Angeles rolled out their soft-story retrofit program in 2015. The goal is to make the city’s structures more resilient and to prevent loss of …

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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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