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Maintain Building Safety Codes with an Earthquake Retrofit

Maintain Building Safety Codes with an Earthquake Retrofit

It is in the best interest of every commercial property owner to make sure their building meets the latest safety codes.  Oftentimes, however, property owners allow their building to go for long periods of time without retrofitting or even renovations and necessary maintenance.  In some states, including all of California, completing regular maintenance and renovations is […]

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Hire an Earthquake Retrofitting Contractor

Hire an Earthquake Retrofitting Contractor

Along the West Coast, property owners are certainly aware of the potential for devastating earthquakes to occur.  Even though they know that there is a strong possibility that “The Big One” may occur within the next 25-30 years, many people do not give quakes a thought in their day-to-day lives.  In fact, most of us […]

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Is Your Bay Area Building Ready for an Earthquake?

Is Your Bay Area Building Ready for an Earthquake?

Although many people think that earthquakes only happen near fault lines, we have seen time and time again that they actually can happen at any time and in any place.  Past building codes standards were not as stringent as they are today; over the last 30+ years, state and local building codes have been updated […]

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Predicting an Earthquake

Predicting an Earthquake

There have been a number of devastating earthquakes in the last decade, including a 7.8 magnitude quake that occurred almost one year ago in Nepal.  The force of that mighty quake has been described as the same as that of 20 thermonuclear weapons.  When the earth’s movement is that powerful, many lives are taken and […]

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San Andreas – Is a 9.6 Magnitude Earthquake Really Possible?

San Andreas – Is a 9.6 Magnitude Earthquake Really Possible?

Earlier this year, many movie enthusiasts saw the blockbuster hit San Andreas at local theaters around the country.  Watching this disaster movie on the big screen provided a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat experience for all.  Although the storyline and computer graphics ensured entertainment for all, viewers were well aware that it was just a movie, not a […]

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Seismic Activity and Fracking

Seismic Activity and Fracking

There have been a number of studies in recent years, by both the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and various environmental groups, looking to determine the impact of fracking across the United States.  To date, it seems that the many studies show that the disposal of wastewater from fracking has a definite impact in the […]

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Many Occupied Buildings May Need an Earthquake Retrofit

Many Occupied Buildings May Need an Earthquake Retrofit

There are many occupied commercial properties throughout California, including those in the San Francisco Bay area, that need to be strengthened in order to withstand the devastating forces of a very powerful earthquake.  Most of those properties were built in the last century when state and local building codes were not so stringent.  Because of […]

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The Great Quake of 1906

The Great Quake of 1906

The last thing that residents of San Francisco expected early on the morning of April 18, 1906, was the terrifying noise and shaking of a mega-quake. While the quake lasted just about a minute, at that time, it was considered to be the worst natural disaster in our country’s history. By today’s measurements, the quake […]

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Reinforce and Insure Before the Next “Big One”

Reinforce and Insure Before the Next “Big One”

Did you know that only about 10 percent of California businesses and homeowners with property insurance also carry earthquake coverage?   While applications for earthquake coverage are usually simple to complete and submit, they are not so easy to get approved with reasonable pricing.  In order to get a quote, all that is usually needed is […]

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Earthquake Preparedness – Is Your Property Prepared?

Earthquake Preparedness – Is Your Property Prepared?

There have been many major advances and innovations in earthquake preparedness over the last half century, particularly in the field of building design and construction engineering.  In order to reinforce commercial properties against the forces of powerful seismic activity, an international set of standards for building construction, called the Uniform Building Code, was created about forty […]

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