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There Are Still 60% Of Soft Story Buildings In San Francisco That Have Not Complied With SF Earthquake Safety Standard!

In an interview done by KPIX 5, the Director of the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection, Tom Hui, said that only 40 percent of soft story buildings in San Francisco are in compliance with seismic retrofit ordinance.  A map that shows status of soft story building in San Francisco can be found on San Francisco Department of Building Inspection website: http://sfdbi.org/soft-story-properties-list.


The San Francisco Department of Building inspection has sent out a second warning reminding Tier 1 and Tier 2 soft story building owners and residents in San Francisco to comply with the seismic safety ordinance. The purpose of this mandatory seismic retrofit program is to improve residents and public safety in the event of an earthquake. If you need professional engineering services, please do not hesitate to contact Enginious Structures by calling (510) 272-9999 for information.


For Tier 3 soft story buildings in San Francisco, the deadline for submittal of permit with engineering plans is on September 15, 2017. Act soon because finding an engineer can be difficult as the deadline approaches.


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