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Four Ways an Earthquake Retrofit Will Save Money

Four Ways an Earthquake Retrofit Will Save Money

In order to calculate the true cost of a commercial earthquake retrofit, property owners must consider the money that a retrofit will save over the course of time. Buildings in California that are over twenty-five years old should be inspected for an earthquake retrofit. When considering strengthening a property to withstand a powerful earthquake, most property owners shop around, looking for […]

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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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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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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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Property Owners Benefit from an Earthquake Retrofit

Property Owners Benefit from an Earthquake Retrofit

There is more to an earthquake retrofit that initially meets the eye.  An earthquake retrofit protects not only the tenants, employees, and customers, it also protects the actual property, the equipment and any inventory inside the building.  An earthquake retrofit also has the added benefit of potentially lowering insurance premiums and attracting lenders; it also […]

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Prepare For an Earthquake – Secure Non-Structural Elements

Prepare For an Earthquake – Secure Non-Structural Elements

Is your commercial property ready for the next BIG earthquake? In the last few years, most people have heard about and seen the world news stories about the last several major earthquakes.  Many pictures of extreme devastation, especially in Haiti, come to mind when remembering the earthquake there.  While the earthquake that occurred in Japan […]

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Should Bay Area Buildings Be Reinforced?

Should Bay Area Buildings Be Reinforced?

An earthquake retrofit definitely can strengthen existing commercial properties, providing more resistance to seismic activity, including devastating earthquakes. For most commercial buildings, this process typically consists of a variety of steps, including strengthening weak connections found in shear walls, roof to wall connections, continuity ties, and the roof diaphragm.  Earthquakes are unexpected events that happen […]

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Earthquake Retrofit Inspection Finds Roof Condensation Damage

Earthquake Retrofit Inspection Finds Roof Condensation Damage

Experienced investors often know what problems to look for before they purchase an industrial building, warehouse, or manufacturing facility.  There are quite a few new faces in the commercial real estate market today; due to the current economy and the great prices that are available, it is a good time to buy commercial properties.  New […]

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Use Earthquake Retrofitting to Maintain Building Safety Codes

Use Earthquake Retrofitting to Maintain Building Safety Codes

One of the worst things commercial landlords can do to their own interests is allow the buildings they lease to go for a very long time without any updates, renovations or retrofitting to the latest safety codes. The work it takes to maintain buildings in several states, including California, includes more than just cosmetic updating and remodeling. […]

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