14 Percent of Soft-Story Structures in L.A. Now Comply With Seismic Retrofit Law, Zero Progress on Concrete Buildings

Posted April 19, 2019, under Blog

Since 2015, 14 percent of the soft-story structures in Los Angeles are now compliant with seismic retrofit law. While this is great news for residents in these vulnerable structures, there has been zero progress in seismic retrofits for concrete structures. Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the …

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New Map Shows Most At-Risk Earthquake Areas in California

Posted April 11, 2019, under Blog

The California Department of Conservation released a new map showing the most at-risk earthquake areas throughout California. In addition to highlighting which regions in the Golden State are considered “hazard zones” based on their relation to the fault lines that makeup the area, it also …

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Scientists Say California’s Earthquake Drought Coming to An End

Posted April 4, 2019, under Blog

California’s earthquake drought won’t last forever. According to new data by the USGS, the century between 1919 and 2018 is the only 100-year period in over the past 1,000 years where there hasn’t been an earthquake large enough along one of its active faults to …

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West Hollywood Working with Landlords to Reduce Earthquake Retrofitting Costs

Posted April 3, 2019, under Blog

There’s good news for building owners in West Hollywood. The City of West Hollywood announced Monday they will be looking into several options to reduce the costs to landlords of retrofitting vulnerable apartment buildings in the area. The city recently joined the likes of Los …

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