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5 Ways on How Seismic Retrofits can Improve Marketability

Having your building meet today’s earthquake safety and building standard is crucial and is a must. This is because in a high-risk place for earthquakes such as Los Angeles, California, one major shake could potentially destroy lives and livelihood. Let us discuss how upgrading your building’s ability to withstand earthquakes through soft story retrofitting and …

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How Investing in a Soft Story Retrofit for Your Los Angeles Apartment Building will Save You Money

Los Angeles Apartment buildings with a “soft story” in might need serious seismic retrofits. If you live in Los Angeles, you have to do everything that you can in order to prepare for the “Big One”. Since we cannot predict earthquakes, one thing you can do to prepare for a seismic shake is to get …

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Why Seismic Retrofits are Good for your Business

One way you can protect your investment is to check if your building is sitting on top of a liquefaction zone and see if seismic retrofits are a great solution. When your property sits on a liquefaction zone, your building is prone to damage and risk for your tenants and for you. Liquefaction is when …

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Soft Story Retrofitting and Other Ways You Can Prepare for an Earthquake

Earthquakes are a natural phenomenon, and according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, they can occur anywhere in California. As a business owner who owns a commercial property, not only do you have to make sure the structure of your property is strong enough to withstand an earthquake because of the loss it can …

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Why You Have to Get a Soft Story Retrofit Now More Than Ever

Homeowners and commercial building owners often think that they have a lot of time to prepare for “the Big One” or a massive earthquake that could destroy lives and pose a risk to our safety. Unfortunately, the recent report released by the Seismological Research Letters may beg to differ. Read along and consider getting a …

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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 majority of the buildings affected by the new city ordinances are soft-story structures with “tuck under” parking. On the list of mandatory retrofits are approximately 150,000 apartment complexes. Most owners …

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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 city passed two new ordinances to make buildings and structures around the city safer during an earthquake. Longtime residents will remember the Northridge Earthquake of 1994 which caused millions of …

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