Soft-Story Seismic Retrofit Programs

To identify the possible seismic retrofitting requirements in your specific area, Core Contractors assembled important information for Wood Frame Seismic Retrofit Programs for Soft-Story structures in your specific area. For the most up to date information, please contact the municipality pages using the links provided or contact us should you need additional information.


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City of Santa Monica



City of Santa Monica unanimously approved a Seismic Retrofit Program with nearly 2,000 buildings which will need to be assessed for compliance. The Seismic Retrofit Program begins in mid August 2018.

The list of buildings selected by the city for this program will receive notice from the City of Santa Monica to complete a structural analysis. Buildings found to be non-compliant with established standards for earthquake resistance will be ordered to strengthen the building through a seismic retrofit. To explore the list, Explore the city’s searchable map.

Soft-Story buildings in need of Seismic Retrofitting may be eligible for specific financing through the Office of Sustainability and the Environment’s page for the City’s PACE program.

The triggers for the program are based on the notification letter sent to the owners of each Soft-Story property. Phases of the Soft-Story Seismic Retrofit Program are outlined below. 

Santa Monica Seismic Retrofit Timeline

Additional information about the City of SANTA MONICA Mandatory Seismic Retrofit Compliance Program can be obtained here.

City of Santa Monica

Core Contractors has designed and developed exactly the program to meet the outlined criteria. Contract us here to have one of our engineers provide you with a no obligation free evaluation and if necessary an estimate to retrofit your structure.

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