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Non-Structural Elements Should Be Secured

Non-Structural Elements Should Be Secured

Californians have been hearing about the “Big One” for years.  No one can accurately predict an earthquake, however this “Big One” has been forecast for the San Andreas fault and earthquake experts believe that it could wind up being more powerful than anyone previously thought.  Scientists have completed research that shows that a section of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Retrofit Commercial Property and Get Earthquake Insurance

Retrofit Commercial Property and Get Earthquake Insurance

Earthquakes are devastating natural events.  From the business insurance standpoint, earthquakes represent the worst kind of risk – the one that everyone “knows” is going to happen “someday.”  Earthquakes cannot be prevented or stopped.  Building codes can be updated to help protect buildings, but this has only helped in recent years.  According to the California […]

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Fire Sprinkler Bracing During a Seismic Retrofit

Fire Sprinkler Bracing During a Seismic Retrofit

Most people think of walls and roofs when considering a seismic retrofitting.  It is important to remember that your building has more vulnerability in an earthquake than just the roof and walls. Here are several key points to consider regarding commercial buildings and earthquakes: Un-reinforced masonry buildings experience catastrophic damage in earthquakes more frequently than […]

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Five Ways a Seismic Retrofit Saves Money

Five Ways a Seismic Retrofit Saves Money

In order to calculate the real price of a seismic retrofit, commercial property owners should consider the money that a retrofit will save over the long run. Buildings in California that are over ten years old should all be inspected for a seismic retrofit. When considering a seismic retrofit, most property owners shop around, looking for the cheapest […]

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Is Your Commercial Property in Need of a Seismic Retrofit?

Is Your Commercial Property in Need of a Seismic Retrofit?

While buildings are not built to last forever, ongoing maintenance and structural upgrades will help to keep them standing when the next big earthquake hits.  The concept of “build it and forget it” is clearly dangerous. The lifespan of any structure can often be determined by engineering standards in place at the time it was […]

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