Seismic Retrofitting in Los Angeles: Why It’s Important


When it comes to commercial buildings, one of the most important things to consider is seismic retrofitting. This is especially true in California, where earthquakes are a very real threat. That’s why our team at Retrofit1 was thrilled to take on a retrofitting project in Los Angeles.

The building in question was a two-story wood frame structure built before 1978. This made it especially vulnerable to earthquake damage. To solve the problem, we installed braced or moment-resisting steel frames and cantilevered steel columns. This will help to protect the building in the event of an earthquake.

The project was not without its challenges. One of the biggest challenges was the tuck-under parking. This required careful planning and execution to make sure that the retrofitting was done properly. In the end, we were able to successfully retrofit the building and the client was very happy with the results.

If you have an older commercial building, we highly recommend that you consider seismic retrofitting. It could end up being the difference between your building withstands an earthquake or collapsing. Our team at Retrofit1 has the experience and expertise to get the job done right. Give us a call today to learn more about our services.


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