WeHo Seismic Retrofit Program

Posted on May 5, 2018

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 Existing Wood-Frame Buildings with Soft, Weak, or Open-Front Walls. Voluntary Strengthening Provisions for Cripple Walls and Sill Plate Anchorage in Existing Wood-Frame Buildings.

The ordinance for these two types of buildings will become effective on April 1, 2018. The final Ordinance can be found below:

Ordinance 17-1004

In addition, provisions for existing Non-Ductile Concrete and Pre-Northridge Steel Moment Frame Buildings were formally adopted on August 7, 2017. This Ordinance can be found at the following link:

Ordinance 17-1011

The Ordinance for Non-Ductile Concrete and Pre-Northridge Steel Moment Frame Buildings...

60% Chance a 6.7+ Earthquake Will Hit

Posted on Apr 4, 2018

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 be at risk, please give us a call.