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Making Sense of Shifting Seismic Considerations

Areas of the country afflicted with earthquake threats need to know the shifting guidelines being implemented

LAS VEGAS—Some 13,000 letters are in the process of going out to owners of commercial property in Los Angeles. The letters, from the local municipality, carry an ultimatum of sorts, commonly referred to as Fix it or Raise it. It’s a stark choice for owners whose properties might not meet current code for safety in the event of an earthquake.

This startling fact was delivered by Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. CEO Joseph Derhake, PE, who in this exclusive video interview from RECon 2016 explains that there is another shift taking place beneath our feet... a major shift in the codes impacting earthquake construction.

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