L.A. Gives Notice to Owners of Older Concrete Structures About Seismic Retrofits

December 1, 2017
Nadine M. Post - Engineering News-Record

Earlier this month, just over two years after Los Angeles passed a law requiring seismic retrofits of older, nonductile concrete buildings, the city’s Dept. of Building and Safety began sending compliance orders to owners. The L.A. retrofit ordinance, which also includes requirements for weak first-story wood-framed buildings, was the first of its kind in the U.S.

Ms. Post may be contacted at postn@enr.com



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