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All posts for the month October, 2010

Preparing for Dramatic Destruction

Earthquake vulnerabilities in San Francisco Estimated losses in the event of a big earthquake: Deaths: Up to 1,000 Housing units lost: 85,000 Cost to repair building damage: $17 billion to $54 billion Business losses: $5 billion to $15 billion Source: San Francisco‚Äôs Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety project, Oct. 7 presentation Read more at […]

City of Oakland Soft Story Follow-Up Meeting

This week, at the invitation of the City of Oakland, I participated in a follow up meeting for the Level 1 Screening trained inspectors for the City’s Soft Story Program. The City was interested in feedback from inspectors who have submitted Level 1 Screenings. Inspectors suggested improvements to the Level 1 forms and for clarification […]