The Los Angeles City Council is mulling ways to pay for expensive retrofits of buildings in danger of collapsing during a major earthquake.
What if someone offered to give you thousands of dollars for a home improvement project? San Leandro is offering residents that amount to retrofit their homes for an earthquake.
San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy, along with the City Council announced Monday that the city is one of six jurisdictions that has been chosen by the California Earthquake Authority to be included in a statewide program that will provide new funding for residential seismic retrofit work.
San Francisco will employ a new method of getting property owners to reinforce their buildings to better withstand earthquakes – shaming them into retrofitting their buildings.
Caltrans’ work is right on schedule for the Interstate 280 earthquake retrofit work, and the San Francisco portion affected should reopen on time Tuesday morning at 5:00 a.m. after being closed since Thursday afternoon so work could take place during the lighter Labor Day Weekend traffic.
Every time there’s a quake come the reminders about being prepared and the need to upgrade old buildings. But some owners are skipping the retrofitting altogether.
Commuters should brace for another closure of a portion of Interstate 280 in San Francisco this Labor Day Weekend.
Napa Quake Aftermath: Engineering Expert Blasts Napa, California Building Owners For Not Complying With Law Passed 24 Years Ago
A structural engineers group is blasting Napa building owners for failing to retrofit their properties as mandated by a state law passed in 1990.
San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety.
The bridge hinge construction project that was taking place along Interstate Highway 280 throughout the Memorial Day weekend was moving along on schedule according to a Caltrans spokesperson.