Soft Story Retrofit in Los Angeles: A Success Story

At Retrofit1, we have years of experience in completing successful soft story retrofit projects. We recently completed a successful soft story retrofit project in Los Angeles for a two-story, multifamily building. This project was completed with the utmost care and attention to detail as we understand how important these projects are for safety and property values. 

Our team at Retrofit1 worked diligently throughout the entire process, from start to finish, including the tenant habitability plan, tenant notices and communication during construction, and the cost recovery at the end. Our experienced project manager was assigned to each retrofit project to ensure that everything went smoothly and our client had a point of contact during the entire process. 

The soft story retrofit process began with an assessment of the existing structure. We examined all aspects of the structure and identified potential risks or vulnerable areas that needed attention. Once these areas were identified, our team developed an action plan to address them using braced or moment-resisting steel frames to provide additional support. This involved adding hardware to the main frame of the building which consisted of steel plates and braces welded together to form a strong connection between floors and walls while still allowing for flexibility during an earthquake or other seismic activity. 

We also took extra precautions to minimize disruption for tenants during construction by providing notices prior to any work being done and ensuring that all interior spaces were kept clean and safe throughout the process. In addition, we worked with our client on cost recovery so they could recoup some costs associated with the retrofitting process. 

At Retrofit1, we understand how important it is to complete projects like this quickly yet also safely without compromising quality or design. That’s why we have such a high success rate when it comes to soft story retrofits in Los Angeles – it’s because we take our job seriously and understand that our clients are entrusting us with their homes and lives! We are proud of our work in this city and look forward to continuing our success for many more years to come.


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