Soft Story Retrofitting Process

Home Owner

STAGE 1 INSPECTION (1-2 weeks)

SCHEDULE A FREE ESTIMATE

Schedule free building inspection

CONTRACT

Receive Seismic Retrofit Proposal within 7 business days

SCHEDULE A FREE ESTIMATE

Schedule free building inspection

STAGE 2 ENGINEERING (2-4 months)

ENGINEER SITE VISIT

Retrofit1 engineer or architect conducts a site visit
Home Owner

Retrofit1

STAGE 2 ENGINEERING (2-4 months)

ENGINEER SITE VISIT

Retrofit1 engineer or architect conducts a site visit

PLAN SUBMISSION

Retrofit1 submits plans to LADBS. Client has the option to receive an electronic
version of the plans. Second payment and plan check fee is due

APPROVED PLAN

LADBS approves plans. Third payment is due

THP APPROVAL

Retrofit 1 develops and obtains approved tenant habitability plan (THP)

Retrofit1

LADBS

STAGE 2 ENGINEERING (2-4 months)

STAGE 3 CONSTRUCTION (varies per project)

TESTING

Retrofit1 completes lead and asbestos testing

START

Approved to start construction

DEMO

Retrofit1 begins demolition

FOUNDATION

Retrofit1 completes foundation and groundwork

INSTALL STEEL

Retrofit1 installs the steel elements specified for your building

CONCRETE

Retrofit1 pours concrete and finishes construction with matched paint

FINAL INSPECTION

LADBS completes final inspection

CERTIFICATION

LADBS issues certification of compliance

COMPLETION

Various inspections required throughout construction process

LADBS