Nothing should be more important to you than the safety and well-being of your family – and seismic strengthening can give you this insurance. Seismic retrofitting/strengthening may actually lead to reduced insurance premiums!
How does it work?
– A site visit conducted to to discuss a conceptual design with the owner
– Define project scope
– Prepare as-built drawings
– Prepare construction drawings
– Obtain the permit from the building department
– Monitor the construction process
Our engineers can navigate between the official standards and codes, engineering constraints and the needs of our client to produce structural rehabilitation and reduce the seismic risk for single & multi-family buildings. We have several certifications, including the most recent SEAONC seminar for Retrofitting Soft-Story Wood-Frame Buildings.
• Plywood Shear Walls
• Strong Walls
• Cripple Wall Bracing
• Concrete Shear Walls
• Moment Resisting Steel Frames
• Cantilever Steel Columns
• Braced Steel Frames
• Diaphragm Strengthening
• Out-of-plane Wall Anchorage
• New Foundation / Foundation Anchorage
• Collector Detailing
ECR Engineering monitors the construction process to ensure your project is completed withing the time and budget! Retrofit your building today, if for no other reason than to reduce the risk of a building collapse and for your family’s safety. Call us today at (415) 205-3804
San Francisco is now offering financing for all soft-story buildings that require soft-story retrofits! You can also pass a certain percentage of the cost to the tenants. And the city gives subsidies for buildings with crawl spaces. Call us to learn more!
DID YOU KNOW?
Building owners commonly believe good performance of their building during 1989 the Loma Prieta earthquake validates a building as being safe to withstand a major earthquake.
However, the Loma Prieta earthquake’s epicenter was 60 miles from San Francisco. A major earthquake occurring near San Francisco could cause significant damage to those buildings!