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.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed legislation on Thursday—the 107th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fire—that aims to make thousands of apartments in the city safer during the next large quake.
The legislation would require the seismic retrofit of soft-story buildings, with the hope of preventing the loss of thousands of apartments in a major earthquake.