Degenkolb worked with the city to help craft a seismic ordinance program that will seismically evaluate and possibly strengthen three critically vulnerable building types in a proactive time frame.

The City of Pasadena is currently in the process of developing a Wood Soft Story Seismic Retrofit Ordinance. Degenkolb is providing expertise in examining a preliminary soft-story survey as well as assisting in developing of the ordinance language. 

Performed a survey of city buildings to identify potential seismically vulnerable structures including non-ductile concrete and pre-Northridge steel moment frame buildings.

Assisted The City of Beverly Hills with its Seismic Program.

Building seismically safer communities

Many communities have recently elected to institute seismic ordinances designed to improve the expected performance of certain classes of buildings during a seismic event. The goal of these ordinances vary from city to city but generally include better protection for the life safety of the public and are also expected to improve the seismic resilience of their communities. We have and will continue to serve cities by assisting them with the development of their seismic programs.  In addition, we serve our clients by providing current information on these ordinances and expert advice and counsel on how best to comply with them.