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Seismic Retrofit Work

April 28, 2020

Seismic Retrofit Work

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.

LA Ordinance 184081

April 23, 2020

LA Ordinance 184081

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.

Los Angeles Ordinance 183893

April 22, 2020

Los Angeles Ordinance 183893

In October 2015, the Los Angeles Ordinance 183893 was adopted, intending to improve the seismic safety of the city of Los Angeles.

Seismic Retrofit and Earthquake Engineering

April 21, 2020

Seismic Retrofit and Earthquake Engineering

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

Soft-Story Retrofit Requirements

April 20, 2020

Soft-Story Retrofit Requirements

Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood presently have the nation's toughest seismic building codes in the nation.

Mandatory Soft-Story Program

April 16, 2020

Mandatory Soft-Story Program

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

Shear Walls for Soft-Story Retrofitting

April 15, 2020

Shear Walls for Soft-Story Retrofitting

Shear walls can be provided in buildings with soft-story to resist the lateral load induced by an earthquake.

Why Soft-Story Retrofit Program is Needed

April 14, 2020

Why Soft-Story Retrofit Program is Needed

The latest earthquake serves as a reminder of why the soft-story retrofit program is needed.

Retrofit Solution for the Foundation

April 10, 2020

Retrofit Solution for the Foundation

Soft-story retrofit services start with the performance of a detailed foundation inspections in order to determine the condition of the foundation system.

Seismic Retrofit for Safer Structures

April 08, 2020

Seismic Retrofit for Safer Structures

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.

Earthquake Retrofitting Against The “Big One”

April 07, 2020

Earthquake Retrofitting Against The “Big One”

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.

Retrofit Ordinances Protecting the Buildings

April 03, 2020

Retrofit Ordinances Protecting the Buildings

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.