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Los Angeles has a mandatory soft story retrofit program that applies to certain types of buildings. LA City has a set of rules and regulations that provide guidelines for what type of buildings require soft story retrofit in Los Angeles.
These guidelines are provided by Ordinance 183893 and Ordinance 184081. The ordinances go into specific details as to what types of buildings fall into the mandatory category. The goal of these ordinances are to reduce structural deficiencies by the most economical and feasible method.
Let’s go over some of the basic details provided by these ordinances that specify some types of buildings that require retrofitting.
The purpose of soft story retrofitting is to strengthen a buildings structural integrity by providing additional physical support.
Multi story buildings can have weak front wall lines that create a “soft story” which makes the building vulnerable to earthquakes.
There are various methods of getting this done depending on the building and it’s situation.
One common and popular method is by using special moment frames. A special moment frame is a large steel frame that provides support below the soft areas of a building by holding up the weight of the building.
The cost of soft story retrofitting depends on the scale of the project.
This can be determined by our experts after we provide you with a free foundation inspection. We can give you a free estimate for the job right after completing the inspection.