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City of Los Angeles’ Plan for the Seismic Repair of Existing Buildings
One San Francisco school has already prepared for the next seismic event.
Degenkolb Wishes You a Joyful 2015
First-hand investigations and reconnaissance of the South Napa Earthquake
Innovative Building Data Collection and Management
Chris D. Poland, Senior Principal, Chairman Emeritus, Retires from Degenkolb Engineers
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City of Los Angeles’ Plan for the Seismic Repair of Existing Buildings Where are they at in the process? On February 17, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Dr. Lucy Jones made a presentation to the Downtown Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce outlining the most current developments in the Mayor’s “Resilience by Design” program. The Buildings draft ordinances (both soft story and concrete) are currently under review by various committees including the SEAOSC Existing Buildings Committee. The Mayor hopes that the review process will be completed by June and the ordinances will be in place by the year’s end. The Mayor stated that he “is not flexible on softening the mandatory requirement of the ordinances nor will I allow an extension of the 5 year requirement to have the buildings evaluated by a structural engineer and the 30 year requirement to have the buildings retrofitted.” He would, however, entertain a shorter timeline if it was recommended. As far as a building rating system, it is expected that would be voluntary. ... Read More > Filed Under:
Posted by alisshadavis on March 11, 2015 2:26 PM
 
One San Francisco school has already prepared for the next seismic event. In 2013, St. Ignatius College Preparatory hired Degenkolb to perform detailed seismic evaluations of four campus buildings. School administrators were motivated by concerns regarding the safety of students and faculty and uncertainty about San Francisco’s timetable for mandatory evaluations.... Read More > Filed Under:
Posted by laurielumish on January 27, 2015 10:40 AM
 
Degenkolb Wishes You a Joyful 2015 All of us at Degenkolb wish you a fortunate and joyful 2015.... Read More > Filed Under:
Posted by laurielumish on December 23, 2014 11:24 AM
 
First-hand investigations and reconnaissance of the South Napa Earthquake On August 24, 2014 at 3:20 a.m. a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Napa, California. Continuing a long Degenkolb tradition, several engineers went to the affected areas in the days following to learn first-hand what happens to our built environment.... Read More > Filed Under: Earthquake, Engineering, In The News
Posted by laurielumish on September 13, 2014 1:23 PM
 
Innovative Building Data Collection and Management Data collection, management, and reporting are conveniently streamlined through the use of mobile apps and database software. In past the year, Degenkolb used Fulcrum’s data collection application to collect information on more than 15,000 buildings and building components for clients that included the city of Santa Monica and Pacific Gas & Electric. ... Read More > Filed Under: Seismic
Posted by alisshadavis on August 28, 2014 12:03 PM
 
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