Los Angeles Seismic Retrofit: Retrofit1


When it comes to retrofitting in Los Angeles, there is no company more qualified than Retrofit1. We have over 20 years of construction and design experience, with over 300 retrofit projects completed to date. Our full staff of caring professionals will 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. 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.

We were recently contracted by a client to seismically retrofit a building on Poinsettia Pl. in Los Angeles. The building is a 3-story structure with tuck-under parking and cantilevered steel columns – two seismic vulnerabilities that can pose a serious threat in the event of an earthquake. To solve this problem, we installed moment frames and braced or moment-resisting steel frames throughout the building. This will provide the necessary support to keep the building from collapsing in an earthquake.

The Retrofit1 team faced several challenges while working on this project. First, we had to coordinate with the tenants of the building to make sure that they were aware of the construction work that was taking place and that their daily routines would not be disrupted. Second, we had to work around the existing steel columns in the building without compromising the structural integrity of the retrofit. Despite these challenges, our team was able to successfully complete the project and the client was very satisfied with the results.

If you are in need of a retrofit in Los Angeles, don’t hesitate to give Retrofit1 a call. We will be more than happy to help you seismically strengthen your property and protect your tenants in the event of an earthquake.


Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
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