Retrofitting Soft-Story Buildings in North Hollywood


A little over a year ago, our company, Retrofit1, was contacted by the owner of a soft-story building in North Hollywood. The owner had heard about the work we had done on similar buildings in the area and wanted to see if we could help them with their retrofit project.

After meeting with the owner and assessing the situation, we determined that the best course of action would be to cantilever steel columns off of the existing foundation. This would provide the necessary support to the soft story without having to do a complete demolition and rebuild of the structure.

We began work on the project and ran into a few challenges along the way. The biggest challenge was dealing with the tenant habitability plan. We had to make sure that all of the tenants were properly notified of the construction and that their living conditions were not impacted by the work being done.

Despite the challenges, we were able to successfully complete the retrofit and the owner was very happy with the results. Not only did we save them thousands of dollars, but we were also able to minimize the disruption to their tenants.

If you are a soft-story building owner in Los Angeles, we urge you to contact us for a free assessment. We have a proven track record of successfully retrofitting soft-story buildings and we would be happy to help you with your retrofit project.


North Hollywood, CA, USA
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