Normal people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.Engineers think that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet.
If you’ve been reading my newsletters for a while, you know my pet peeve – soft story buildings. For Los Angeles, all the neighboring cities and for all of the state of California it would be so much safer by retrofitting these buildings. The issue is, as always, cost and incentives. Last month, I participated […]
In light of the recent earthquakes I thought that sharing a few lesser known facts will help to understand what earthquakes are actually all about. The earthquakes of California are caused by the movement of huge blocks, or plates, of the earth’s crust – the Pacific and North American plates. The Pacific plate is moving […]