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Seismic Retrofit San Bernardino  // Posts published by Seismic Retrofit San Bernardino

The Great ShakeOut – 2014

The Great ShakeOut – 2014

More than 10.4 million people in California and 26.4 million across the globe signed up to take part in the 2014 Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill last month.  If you did not participate, either with your family at home, with colleagues at your worksite or with the businesses located at your commercial property, it is not […]

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Ten Intriguing Earthquake Facts

Ten Intriguing Earthquake Facts

Seismic disturbances have increased around the world in recent years.  We hear about the casualties and devastation on a regular basis.  If you live along the West Coast, you have probably heard that an extremely powerful temblor could occur anytime within the next twenty to thirty years.  While we would all like to believe that the […]

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Earthquake Prediction

Earthquake Prediction

Most people would agree that earthquakes are a critical natural hazard around the world, especially in the Pacific Rim of Fire.  For the majority of people, quakes seem to occur without warning; depending on the magnitude, powerful seismic activity can cause casualties and catastrophic damage.   A look at the history of earthquakes shows that […]

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Seismic Retrofit 101 – Basic information

Seismic Retrofit 101 – Basic information

There are many reasons to consider a commercial seismic retrofit. A seismic retrofit not only provides strong protection for the actual structure, it ensures a safer environment for customers, employees and renters inside the property when an earthquake strikes.  Property owners definitely benefit from a seismic retrofit with typically lower insurance premiums and more available […]

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Seismic Retrofitting Improves Safety and Marketability

Seismic Retrofitting Improves Safety and Marketability

There are many tactics to consider if you buying or selling a commercial property in the San Bernadino area.  One of the primary ways to more quickly sell a commercial or industrial property or to obtain a loan to purchase a commercial-type property is to ensure the building is earthquake-safe.  The following steps should definitely […]

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Retrofit Your Soft Story Building

Retrofit Your Soft Story Building

California residents can still recall the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the Los Angeles neighborhood of Reseda on Jan. 17, 1994.  It was that specific quake, commonly called the Northridge Earthquake, that brought to light a primary structural flaw that is the curse of many commercial buildings.  Many of these buildings are located in some […]

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Tips for Seismic Retrofitting Occupied Properties

Tips for Seismic Retrofitting Occupied Properties

Many occupied buildings in California, especially those built more than 20 years ago, currently need structural maintenance and upkeep, including a seismic retrofit.  Hospitals, multi-family apartment buildings, and other residential-type buildings, along with some large and mid-size business operations, are typically in use twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.   For commercial property owners, […]

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The “Big One Is Coming” – Is Your Commercial Property Ready?

The “Big One Is Coming” – Is Your Commercial Property Ready?

Earthquake preparedness is about making plans and taking action to reduce potential injury to tenants and employees, along with minimizing destruction or losses to commercial property, the building contents, and day-to-day operations – should the “BIG ONE” occur.  Preparing a basic earthquake disaster preparedness plan in advance, along with confirming that everyone in the building […]

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Seismic Retrofit Protects “Owner-Occupied” Property Owners

Seismic Retrofit Protects “Owner-Occupied” Property Owners

There are a variety of reasons why a business owner might make the decision to buy a commercial real estate property.  One of main reasons might be a desire to eliminate rental payments in order to capture the long-term financial return that comes with owning commercial real estate.  If a business owner purchases the commercial […]

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Crazy Things Happened in the 2011 Japan Earthquake

Crazy Things Happened in the 2011 Japan Earthquake

More than two years ago, on March 11, 2011, an incredible and devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan rattling the seismically active country and setting off a massively destructive tsunami that wreaked havoc (especially on the eastern shores of Japan) all the way across the Pacific Ocean.  We have all seen […]

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