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Celebrating Student Success: SEAOSC Scholarship Winners Announced

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SEAOSC Foundation to Award Eight Scholarships to Southern California Engineering Students

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Live in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, or Beverly Hills? Quake retrofits for apartments may be coming to you

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New Seismic Retrofit Design Guides Focus on Critical Issues Affecting Existing Vulnerable Buildings

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Destruction from Italy quake a grave warning for California's old brick buildings

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Some local landlords are retrofitting their properties before the next big earthquake

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Liability for quake losses a big concern for L.A. property owners

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FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Steps to Increase Nation’s Resilience to Earthquakes

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Taiwan earthquake: Destruction a grim reminder of dangers for California, experts say

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, a M6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan city of Tainan. The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California extends our sympathy to the family and friends who have lost someone as a result of this earthquake and pray for the safety of those who are providing rescue and relief work as they continue to search for survivors.  SEAOSC Existing Building Committee Chair, Daniel Zepeda returns left for Taiwan with a reconnaissance team which has been coordinated through the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).  For current and timely information about the earthquake, including links to the USGS event page, World Housing reports, media reports, and information from colleagues in the region, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) has created an EERI event page in the LFE archive. The page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

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L.A. landlords and tenants will share earthquake retrofit costs under deal approved by City Council

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Contact: Michelle Kam-Biron, SEAOSC President, (805) 498-4864
October 9, 2015

The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California Supports Adoption of Seismic Retrofit Ordinance by the City of Los Angeles

The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California pledges to continue working with regional city leaders and agencies to establish earthquake risk reduction strategies as those cities, like Los Angeles,
strive to improve their seismic safety and overall resilience through safer and better performing buildings. 

For more information please see LADBS Mandatory Soft-Story Retrofit Program

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Contact: Kevin O'Connell, SEAOSC President, (310) 323-9924
December 8, 2014

SEAOSC RESPONDS TO MAYOR GARCETTI'S EARTHQUAKE PLAN

The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC), representing the local structural engineering community, greatly commends Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and his office for the leadership shown in working with Dr. Lucy Jones and in partnering with building owners to improve teh city's disaster resilience through the implementation of new mandatory earthquake building retrofit programs.

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December 8, 2014
Contact: City of L.A. Communications Office, (213)-978-0741

MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES EARTHQUAKE PLAN FOR LOS ANGELES

Read the Resilience by Design Report at www.lamayor.org/earthquakes

LOS ANGELES- Mayor Eric Garcetti today released Resilience by Design- a plan to address the city's greatest earthquake vulnerabilities, including building retrofitting and steps to secure our water supply and communications infrastructure.

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Contact: Don Schinske or Alison Corley, (916) 447-1198
August 26, 2014

Structural Engineers Association of California Responds to American Canyon Earthquake

By Michael Cochran, SEAOC Board President, Reinhard Ludke, and Ken O’Dell

As the Napa region works to recover from the strongest California earthquake in 20-plus years, the rest of the State should be on notice that Sunday’s 6.0M American Canyon earthquake did not let us off the hook. Instead, this and every other recent earthquake should be taken as a wakeup call for residents and business owners in California and other seismically active regions of the US.  Now is the time to act with forethought and common sense, and not just wait for the next ground shaking to knock us out of bed at 3:20 in the morning.

Almost immediately following Sunday’s temblor, Structural Engineers – all of them members of the Structural Engineers Association of California – took action in response to calls from clients and City Officials. A number of national and regional businesses throughout the region activated robust disaster preparedness plans and enlisted engineering experts to conduct post-event damage assessments.

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