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Can Retrofit Ordinances Create Liability Risk?

The aim of seismic retrofit ordinances is to create a more seismically resilient building stock, limit...

...costly damage, and most importantly - protect life safety of building occupants in case of a severe seismic event. To what extent does non-compliance expose property owners and managers to liability risks? Mandatory seismic retrofit codes and regulations are increasingly being enforced in cities across California. San Francisco has implemented the Mandatory Retrofit Ordinance, and a similar (and even more expansive) requirement is expected to go into effect in Los Angeles later this year. 

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