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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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11 Sep Posted by in Blog | Comments

Preparing for the BIG ONE

Preparing for the BIG ONE

It doesn’t matter where you live in California, you have likely heard about the “Big One”.  While scientists have no way of predicting when it will happen, based on their research, they believe that a mega-quake will occur along the San Andreas Fault in southern California.  Such a strong earthquake will likely devastate the entire […]

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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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15 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

Are You Ready to Shake Out?

Are You Ready to Shake Out?

More than 10 million people across the globe have signed up to participate during the 2014 Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills that are scheduled for October 16th at 10:16 am.  You can participate at home with your family or at work with your colleagues. Take a few minutes from your busy day to learn about earthquake […]

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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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31 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments

Voluntary Structural Seismic Wall Bracing

Voluntary Structural Seismic Wall Bracing

Seismic retrofitting is the process of strengthening a building that does not meet the most current building safety codes.  Seismic retrofitting typically involves structural roof repairs, seismic wall bracing, reinforcement of shear walls, fire sprinkler piping and much more.  This is actually necessary on most buildings in California that are over 25 years old or […]

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21 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments

Lessons from the Last “BIG ONE”

Lessons from the Last “BIG ONE”

Several years ago, in March, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan, unleashing a brutally devastating tsunami.  The effects of this particular quake were felt around the world, from the fjords in Norway to Antarctica’s ice sheet.  Even today, debris from the tsunami continues to wash up on beaches located on the West Coast of North […]

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09 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments

The “Big One” Is Coming – Is Your Property Ready?

The “Big One” Is Coming – Is Your Property Ready?

Researchers tell us that the “BIG ONE” is coming soon;  that means that sometime in the next twenty years, California can expect a potentially devastating quake.   Now is the time to make sure your commercial building is ready!  Are plans in place to make sure that your property is strong enough to safely withstand […]

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