April 28, 2020
Many of California seismic-prone cities now mandate the seismic retrofit works of buildings with “soft stories” to make them sound in the event of an earthquake.
April 23, 2020
In 2015, LA ordinance 184081 and ordinance 183893 were approved aiming to implement new seismic code for the buildings having so-called soft-story conditions.
April 22, 2020
In October 2015, the Los Angeles Ordinance 183893 was adopted, intending to improve the seismic safety of the city of Los Angeles.
April 21, 2020
With a better understanding of seismic retrofitting and earthquake engendered, we will talk in this article about an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and the modification of existing structures
April 20, 2020
Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood presently have the nation's toughest seismic building codes in the nation.
April 16, 2020
In 2013, MSSP or The Mandatory Soft-Story Program was created as a multi-year community- based effort, which was led by the Earthquake Safety Implementation Program
April 15, 2020
Shear walls can be provided in buildings with soft-story to resist the lateral load induced by an earthquake.
April 14, 2020
The latest earthquake serves as a reminder of why the soft-story retrofit program is needed.
April 10, 2020
Soft-story retrofit services start with the performance of a detailed foundation inspections in order to determine the condition of the foundation system.
April 08, 2020
One of the first and the most important steps in constructing a new building is determining the potential for seismic activity in the area and design earthquake-proof structures against seismic activities.
April 07, 2020
Most towns and cities in Southern California experience its share of earthquakes. Since 2015 many cities rolled out their own programs for earthquake retrofitting against the “big one” which is estimated to occur by 2050.
April 03, 2020
Ordinance 183893 and ordinance 184081 started to roll out in 2015 and were meant to keep soft-story apartment buildings from collapsing in case any earthquake shakes.