New Study Says L.A.’s Courthouses Aren’t Even Seismically Safe

It’s time to get serious about earthquake preparedness. A new study revealed that many of Los Angeles’ courthouses are not seismically safe, and face major damage or collapse during a large earthquake. Researches also estimate that collapse of these buildings could result in a “substantial loss of life.” “We can’t be in […] Read more »

California Could Get An Early Earthquake Warning System By Next Year

It’s about time! During a meeting for the Japan Geo-science and American Geo-physical Union, Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson said that California could get its early earthquake warning system by next year. Already, earthquake sensing stations are being installed throughout California, staffing for the system has begun and the software has […] Read more »

Own A Home? Here’s Why You Should Consider Earthquake Insurance

If you live in Southern California, you know that earthquakes pose a very real threat. Like other forms of insurance, it’s important to make sure your home’s protected when the next major earthquake strikes California. Earthquake insurance companies, like Earthquake Authority, can work with homeowners to make sure you’re covered within […] Read more »

Congress Gets Serious About Earthquake Early Warning System, Approves $10.2 Million Budget

Like Los Angeles, Congress is getting very serious about earthquake safety. This week, congress appointed $10.2 million to a new earthquake warning system – which is still being tested and in development — that would alert Californians and those residing on the West Coast before a major earthquake is about to […] Read more »

Does Your Home Need Earthquake Retrofitting? Here’s How to Tell …

Unlike the mandatory retrofit of soft-story structures in Los Angeles, as a homeowner you can proactively retrofit your home. Typically, for the average single family residence, the cost is somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 dollars, assuming there are no special conditions. Relative to the value of Los Angeles’ real estate, […] Read more »

Julian Construction Joins Los Angeles For Seismic Retrofit Convention

Julian Construction attended the Seismic Retrofit event at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday. Joined by fellow Los Angeles-based contractors and engineering firms, Julian Construction provided information and raised awareness about LA’s retrofit program. Los Angeles recently passed a mandatory retrofit program where, under Ordinance 183893 and Ordinance 184081, […] Read more »

Santa Monica Passes Nation’s Largest Earthquake Retrofitting Effort

Santa Monica is committed to ensuring seismic safety for their residents and visitors. On Tuesday, the Santa Monica City Council passed legislation requiring 2,000 buildings – including those constructed with concrete and steel-frame foundations – to be retrofitted if found susceptible to earthquake damage. The measure was first proposed back […] Read more »

Earthquake Retrofitting: What’s House Bolting?

If you live in California, you know earthquakes pose imminent danger. That’s why, as a homeowner, it’s imperative to make sure your property’s foundation is seismically sound. The goal of earthquake retrofitting is to reinforce your home’s foundation, to ensure the property is safe from damage or collapse in the […] Read more »