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seismic retrofit  // Posts tagged as "seismic retrofit"

02 Aug Posted by in Blog | Comments

Obtain a Commercial Building Loan with a Seismic Retrofit

Obtain a Commercial Building Loan with a Seismic Retrofit

The current commercial real estate market in California is fairly substantial and there are several ways that commercial property owners can increase interest for their property in order to get the asking price. One of the chief reasons why commercial real estate transactions break down is due to financing issues.  In recent years, banks have been […]

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12 May Posted by in Blog | Comments

Increase the Marketability of Your Commercial Property

Increase the Marketability of Your Commercial Property

If you are looking to buy or sell a commercial property, it is extremely important to ensure that the property meets seismic safety standards.  In fact, if you are looking to secure a commercial loan to purchase a property, you will need to ensure that the property meets seismic safety standards.  In order to make […]

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08 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments

Take Steps Now to Fix Your Building’s Weaknesses

Take Steps Now to Fix Your Building’s Weaknesses

There have been several mega-quakes that have happened in recent years.  With today’s media access, most people have seen images of the impact in Nepal, Haiti and Japan.  Both homes and commercial properties were completely destroyed and those images seen online or in the TV newscasts show just how important it is for properties in […]

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22 Jul Posted by in Blog | Comments

The “Big One” – Fact or Fiction?

The “Big One” – Fact or Fiction?

Can you imagine being crushed under a collapsed skyscraper or watching the buildings around you crumpling from the window in your office?  Can you imagine driving across the Golden Gate Bridge when it snaps in half or watching a tsunami coming towards you as it floods your city?  Those are scenes from the recent movie, San […]

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17 May Posted by in Blog | Comments

Is Your Commercial Property Prepared for the “BIG ONE”?

Is Your Commercial Property Prepared for the “BIG ONE”?

Over the last 30-50 years, there have been a number of advances in earthquake preparedness.  Innovations in construction engineering, as well as in building design, are being used today to reinforce both residential and commercial properties.  In addition, the International Building Code (ICC) was finalized in 2000, and it is used throughout the United States.  […]

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24 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments

Strengthen an REIT Property with a Seismic Retrofit

Strengthen an REIT Property with a Seismic Retrofit

When a company owns and manages an income-producing commercial property, it is called a Real Estate Investment Trust or an REIT.  Tax benefits come with that designation, however in order to qualify, it is mandatory that 90% of the property income is given out in the form of dividends to the shareholders. As an REIT, […]

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21 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments

Seismic Activity and Fracking

Seismic Activity and Fracking

Based on information from several different environmental groups, many California injection wells are very close to active fault lines in the state. These oil industry injection wells represent a potentially significant risk of seismic activity that could damage or demolish structures throughout the state, including homes, commercial buildings and surrounding infrastructure. Supporting data shows that […]

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27 Sep Posted by in Blog | Comments

Earthquake Intensity Is Measured

Earthquake Intensity Is Measured

Did you know that California has had 15 earthquakes today and 116 in the last seven days?  If you think those numbers are amazing, here are a few more interesting facts:  California has experienced 468 quakes in the past month and 7,332 quakes in the past year. Most of the seismic activity has not even […]

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30 Jul Posted by in Blog | Comments

Historic Buildings – Earthquake Risk Factors

Historic Buildings – Earthquake Risk Factors

Earthquakes, powerful and swift, are a direct result of abrupt movements of the geological plates that form the earth’s crust.  Most earthquakes happen along cracks or fractures in the earth’s crust that are commonly known as faults.  When a building has not been designed and built to handle this unpredictable underground seismic activity, major structural […]

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03 May Posted by in Blog | Comments

Checklist for Retrofitting URM Buildings in California

Checklist for Retrofitting URM Buildings in California

Buildings constructed using unreinforced masonry (URM) are some of the most susceptible to earthquake damage and have been responsible for many deaths and injuries around the world as a result of bricks breaking away from buildings or walls collapsing. Earthquakes, such as some of the powerful ones experienced in California in the past, can do […]

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