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Soft-Story Retrofit And Why It’s So Important To You, Me, and Everyone Else in Los Angeles

Soft-story retrofits involve strengthening the weak side of a soft-story building so it can better withstand seismic forces from earthquakes. Soft-story buildings have a weaker (or soft) ground floor. That floor is not capable of carrying the load that is above it. It kinda looks like part of the building is hanging off and is …

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Collapse of the Champlain Towers South: Is Your Family Safe in Your Los Angeles Soft Story Building?

Collapses like the recent tragedy of the Champlain Towers South have put a spotlight on structural integrity and vulnerabilities, such as soft-story buildings. A soft-story building has a ground floor that’s structurally weaker due to parking or retail space. This causes the soft-story building to not be able to carry the load of any stories …

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LA Mandatory Retrofit Ordinance and How the 1994 Northridge Earthquake Changed The Way We Build

7 Major Changes After the 1994 Northridge Earthquake Since the Northridge Earthquake in 1994, we have seen a push for progress on everything from building safety to society’s ability to deal with seismic threats. Already since the event, there has been increased focus on improving buildings across the nation with a push for stricter building …

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