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.
April 02, 2020
Longtime residents of the greater Los Angeles area have been waiting for a larger earthquake to hit any day. Do you know is your building listed in the LA soft-story retrofit program?
April 01, 2020
The Los Angeles area is prone to seismic activity and one major step you can take to ensure the safety of the occupants of your building is to get a structural inspection.
March 31, 2020
In 2015, city officials passed Ordinance 183893 and Ordinance 184081 to create standards for soft-story buildings that are most vulnerable during seismic activity and now we are going to present general Los Angeles soft-story retrofit process.
March 30, 2020
There are plenty of newly founded retrofitting companies around, but you can hardly find a formal accrediting agency or certification process for seismic retrofitting and engineers.
March 27, 2020
It would be useful to put together a list of the most common questions about earthquake retrofit, along with their answers.
March 26, 2020
There are about 150,000 apartment complexes on the list of mandatory retrofits and most owners do not want to invest a lot of money on what they consider to be a burden and they are choosing bare minimum for soft-story retrofit.
March 24, 2020
At Army Of Builders, we specialize in soft-story buildings in Los Angeles and in our experience we have seen that not every design is created suitable to meet the complete requirements for soft-story retrofit.