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MAIN OFFICE:

14412 Friar Street

Van Nuys, California 91401

 

Local:       (818) 788 -1481

Toll Free: (888) 895-EDEN

Email:        info@TheEdenGroup.com

SOFT-STORY SEISMIC RETROFIT

The City of Los Angeles has passed an ordinace which focuses on the safety of it's residents through the strengthing of multi-unit buildings. Soft-Story buildings have a first story which lacks the adequate stength during an earthquake. Our structural engineers at The Eden Group have the experience and expertise to design a retrofit plan which meets all building codes and fulfills your order to comply.

WHAT IS A SOFT-STORY ?

 A Soft-Story building usually consists of wood-framed, Multi -unit building which lacks reinforcement in the first floor. Large openings in the first such as garages pose a huge risk because the lower levels are unable to support the weight from above during an earthquake. These buildings present a major safety risk to its tenants and occupants. During an earthquake, ground shaking causes the building to collapse.

HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO COMPLY?

  • 2 years:       Submit proof of previous retrofit, or plans to retrofit or demolish

  • 3.5 years:   Obtain permit to start construction or demolition

  • 7 years:      Complete construction

 

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