Vulnerable Steel-Framed Skyscrapers Still Ignored Under LA’s Mandatory Retrofits

Posted January 25, 2019, under Blog

Many of Los Angeles’s steel-framed skyscrapers were built far before the devastating Northridge earthquake of ’94. The same earthquake that saw the destruction of apartment buildings, commercial buildings, freeways and homes throughout Los Angeles. “Us engineers, we wish we could go back in time and …

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The Northridge Earthquake – 25 Year Anniversary

Posted January 17, 2019, under Blog

If you’ve grown up in Los Angeles, the Northridge Earthquake is a memory that’s hard to shake. On January 17, 1994 a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley at 4:31 am. The devastating temblor killed more than 60 Angelinos, injured some 9,000 people …

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LA’s Early Earthquake Warning App Now Available

Posted January 4, 2019, under Blog

The long-awaited ShakeAlertLA app is finally here! The app functions as an early earthquake warning system, notifying users up to one minute before a large earthquake occurs. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made the official announcement on Thursday. “Angelenos should have every chance to protect …

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