Close
lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

  • Slide

Will Your Building Be Vulnerable during an Earthquake?

Will Your Building Be Vulnerable during an Earthquake?

While many commercial property owners know that walls and roofs may need to be strengthened to withstand a powerful earthquake, some property owners forget to consider other vulnerabilities.  A seismic retrofit inspection will determine other areas of the building that need attention as well.  When considering earthquakes and the safety of a commercial building, there […]

Read more...

Was the San Andreas Movie Fact or Fantasy?

Was the San Andreas Movie Fact or Fantasy?

Summer 2015 brought a massive California earthquake to theaters across the country.  We saw incredible destruction, with skyscrapers completely destroyed, a powerful tsunami hitting the West Coast and even the Hoover Dam collapsing in the move titled San Andreas.  Movie-goers left the theaters wondering if such a devastating earthquake could actually happen. Most people on the […]

Read more...

Does Hydraulic Fracking Cause Seismic Activity?

Does Hydraulic Fracking Cause Seismic Activity?

California, a state with more than 15,000 fault lines, is second only to Alaska when it comes to seismic activity.  California’s geology is complex, with the Pacific Plate and the North American plate meeting at the San Andreas Fault and sliding past each other in opposite directions. The San Andreas Fault is the most well-known […]

Read more...

Promote Safety during the Great American ShakeOut

Promote Safety during the Great American ShakeOut

There are many places around the world that are prone to seismic activity.  Thanks to the San Andreas Fault and many other smaller faults, much of California experiences some sort of underground movement on a regular basis.  Many California residents have heard about or participated at least once in the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” […]

Read more...

The West Coast “Big One”

The West Coast “Big One”

If you have lived anywhere in California, you have heard about the “Big One” coming sometime in the next 20-30 years.  It doesn’t matter whether you live in San Francisco, San Bernadino, Los Angeles or San Diego, the possibility of a destructive earthquake is very real.  Most folks are not aware of the many smaller […]

Read more...

Too Many Brick Buildings Still Need a Retrofit

Too Many Brick Buildings Still Need a Retrofit

Over the last thirty years, many cities throughout California began requiring commercial property owners to strengthen their properties to avoid the kind of destruction that has occurred during major earthquakes around the world.  While many buildings in the state have gone through a seismic retrofit, there are many that have not yet been retrofitted.  Many […]

Read more...

Historical Buildings Are Vulnerable During Seismic Activity

Historical Buildings Are Vulnerable During Seismic Activity

Seismic activity, including earthquakes, are the result of movements of the geological plates that form our Earth’s crust.  Fractures or cracks, usually called faults, are part of those surface plates.  Often, stress builds up along a fault line and eventually the earth moves to relieve the stress.  Sometimes, seismic activity can only be detected by scientific […]

Read more...

Creating an Earthquake Preparedness Plan

Creating an Earthquake Preparedness Plan

Earthquakes, often referred to as temblors and tremors, are unpredictable natural disasters that can be incredibly destructive and fatal for many.  The ground movement is caused by a slip along a fault line.  When stress builds up in the Earth’s crust (the outer layer), it eventually is released as the rocks suddenly slip.  The result […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...