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Thursday, October 15, 2009

20 Years after Loma Prieta, How Prepared Are We?


Pondering this question, I checked the "Retrofit Projects Completed since the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake" website, I found the following:


“This large urban infill project in Oakland had four separate components: a 90,000 sq. ft. covered garage embedded behind new façade lofts, a 95,000 sq. ft. warehouse that was converted and seismically upgraded into warehouse lofts, and two freestanding residential wood-frame courtyard lofts. The existing structures had been used primarily as industrial warehouses …
For the seismic system, Tipping Mar implemented concrete shear walls in the interior and a series of vertical and battered micropiles for the foundation to compensate for site variation.”

For Loma Prieta commemoration and training related events, check out POPna

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