Take Action to Minimize Seismic Risk
Thousands of earthquakes occur in the state of California each year. Most of these are so minor that they go unnoticed. But when significant seismic activity occurs, the danger escalates quickly and can even become life-threatening. Unsecured structures are the biggest risk during these times. Buildings shift from side to side, putting occupants and everyone nearby in danger. Components such as windows or skylights may shake loose, fall out of place, and come crashing to the ground. This is why FEMA recommends that, “Critical nonstructural components must be provided with seismic restraint” as part of their Seismic Design Criteria.
The buildings that are the highest risk during earthquakes are aged and historic properties. Many older structures in Beverly Hills were built during a time when seismic codes did not exist or weren’t as stringent as they are today. This can make it difficult to obtain a building permit for renovations. Our earthquake mitigation films offer Beverly Hills property owners a way to update aged or historic glass without having to endure the burdensome cost of window replacement. We’ll use a durable safety window film to engineer the right solution for your building. This way, you can get your property up to date with seismic codes and protect it from earthquake activity.