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