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Safer Cities Survey Report


Developed by: Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) in 2016.

 

 

 

 

Description: This report shows that many types of buildings in California built under earlier versions of the building code are now known to be very vulnerable to earthquake damage and will be responsible for the majority of deaths in future earthquakes. Ordinances to encourage or mandate the retrofit of these buildings for improved seismic safety are the main tool available for local jurisdictions to reduce this risk. This Safer Cities Survey report provides an overview of the seismic ordinances that have been enacted or are under consideration in the jurisdictions of Southern California.

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