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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.

Hiring an LA Retrofitting Contractor

April 02, 2020

Hiring an LA Retrofitting Contractor

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?

Earthquake Retrofit | Structural Inspection

April 01, 2020

Earthquake Retrofit | Structural Inspection

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.

Los Angeles Soft-Story Retrofit Process

March 31, 2020

Los Angeles Soft-Story Retrofit Process

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.

Certification Process For Seismic Retrofitting

March 30, 2020

Certification Process For Seismic Retrofitting

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.

Common Questions About Earthquake Retrofit

March 27, 2020

Common Questions About Earthquake Retrofit

It would be useful to put together a list of the most common questions about earthquake retrofit, along with their answers.

Bare Minimum For Soft-Story Retrofit

March 26, 2020

Bare Minimum For Soft-Story Retrofit

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.

Requirements For Soft-Story Retrofitting

March 24, 2020

Requirements For Soft-Story Retrofitting

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.