To achieve compliance with the Mandatory Retrofit Ordinance 183893 and 184081, Soft-Story property owners are required to hire or contract a State of California licensed engineer, like American Retrofitters, who will prepare technical documents such as structural analysis and
Definitions Soft-Story Building: A structure that has a weaker first floor and is unable to carry the weight of the stories above during an earthquake. The first floor generally has large openings in the perimeter walls such as garages,
ORDINANCE NO. 184081 An ordinance amending Subsections 91.9305.2, 91.9309.2 and 91.9309.3 of Article I of Chapter IX of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to adjust time limits to comply with mandatory seismic retrofitting of existing wood-frame buildings with soft,
ORDINANCE NO. 183893 An ordinance amending Divisions 93 and 95 of Article I of Chapter IX of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to establish mandatory standards for earthquake hazard reduction in existing wood-frame buildings with soft, weak, or open-front
According to experts, California ill-prepared for the Big One Beyond the sunshine, the palm trees and Hollywood, if there is one certainty in California, it’s that a massive earthquake will strike at some point. But when the Big One
You know you’ve seen us before, but you’re not quite sure where. Aside from the spiffy banners and signs that don some of the buildings we’re working on, here are a few other places where you might’ve seen American Retrofitters.