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.
Despite the many seismic improvements throughout Bay Area since Loma Prieta, one leading earthquake expert is urging more Californians to take out insurance that will protect against damage from a major quake.
Own a “soft story building” in San Francisco? Expect to be hearing from the City of San Francisco over the next few months.
An expert says that more than 600 high-strength rods and bolts used to secure seismic equipment on the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are harder than the typical levels and are vulnerable to cracking.