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Enginious Structures, Inc. has been working extensively with the Bay Area municipalities to ensure compliance with Soft-Story Ordinances. We help building owners to bring their buildings in compliance with the soft-story ordinance. Out of the dozens of seismic reports Enginious Structures has prepared, all of them have been approved and many retrofits have successfully been completed to the full satisfaction of the building owners and municipalities. In addition to preparing the engineering evaluation report, Enginious Structures can prepare design documents for the strengthening design and assist owners in selecting the right contractor and providing engineering support as required during the construction. By choosing Enginious Structures to complete your seismic engineering design, you can ensure that it will be sustainable, innovative, yet practical and cost-effective.
Residential Seismic Projects
If you would like to know more about retrofitting the house you live in, here is a good video on home retrofits. Always consult with a structural engineer to ensure the completeness of your home's soft story retrofit.