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All posts for the month October, 2011

All members of Berkeley’s city council agreed to start working on a phase two ordinance mandating retrofit of remaining 203 unretrofitted soft story buildings.

More than 14,000 Berkeley residents could be displaced if a major earthquake hits the Hayward fault line. People that will be mostly affected are those living in soft story buildings, which are structures vulnerable to collapse during an earthquake. There are 269 buildings identified as soft story buildings in Berkeley and only 66 owners have […]