City officials has released a list of about 13,500 “soft-story” buildings that may be at risk of collapse in a major earthquake.
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First you need a detailed inspection that will determine if the building needs retrofitting.
Then, based on the results of the inspection:
In 2 years from receiving the notice to comply, either submit proof that the building doesn’t need retrofitting or provide plans for retrofit or demolition.
3.5 years: Obtain permit to start construction or demolition
7 years: Complete construction
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Credit: Los Angeles times, April 15 2016
Korling Construction has over 20 years of experience in structural engineering and construction. We specialize in structural framing & foundation and have retrofitted numerous structures for earthquake throughout Southern California.
We take you through the planning stage by evaluating options for the most cost effective solution that is right for your building. We then obtain the permit with the city and retrofit your building to pass final inspection.
During an Earthquake, multi-story buildings with open front ground floor parking ("soft story"), are extremely vulnerable. Buildings collapsed in the 1989 Loma Prieta and the 1994 Northridge earthquakes.
In order to reduce structural deficiencies and improve the performance of these buildings the city of Los Angeles passed Ordinance 183893, which requires the retrofit of pre-1978 wood-frame soft-story buildings and non-ductile concrete buildings.
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