Los Angeles Soft-Story Retrofit: The Name You Can Trust

When it comes to retrofitting, our company, Retrofit1, is the name you can trust. We have over 20 years of construction and design experience with over 300 retrofit projects completed to date. Plus, we have a full staff of caring professionals to manage the soft-story retrofit process from start to finish – including the tenant habitability plan, tenant notices and communication during construction, and the cost recovery at the end (in Los Angeles). A project manager is assigned to each retrofit project to ensure that everything goes smoothly and you always have a point of contact during the entire process.

One of our most recent projects was for a client in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA, USA. The building was a 2-story and the retrofit method used was braced or moment-resisting steel frames, cantilevered steel columns. The seismic vulnerabilities for this tall first floor story height were tall first floor story height.

The client came to us with the problem of nearly collapsing balconies that needed to be shored up and structurally reinforced per EEE balcony mandate. We were able to save our client tens of thousands of dollars by redesigning the plans. The entire process went smoothly thanks to our experienced and dedicated staff. The client was extremely satisfied with the results and has since recommended our services to others.

If you’re in need of a retrofit, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be more than happy to provide you with a free consultation.


Los Angeles, CA, USA
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