Yearly Archives: 2018

Intro To Building Resiliency Rating System & Seismic Code

1. What is “Building Resiliency Rating System”? When evaluating levels of seismic retrofitting, it is at the discretion of the owner to what level of resiliency they desire for their building. At minimum, the seismic retrofit ordinances aim to make

Seismic Retrofit Cost – Everything You Need To Know

California is the golden state that enjoys beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches and a bit of a seismic activity complex. Californians wake up all too often to read shocking headlines about earthquake swarms, mega-quakes and inevitable devastation. Given the state’s seismic

Past Seismic Retrofit Incidents & Industry Takes

A. Fake Quake! False Alarm Earthquake On June 21st, the USGS mistakenly announced the occurrence of a 6.8 magnitude earthquake 10 miles west of Santa Barbara. This announcement wasn’t a total fluke, rather it was a blast from the past

Things You Should Know While Living in Active Seismic Regions

Living in active seismic zones, it is necessary for you to plan ahead and prepare whenever an earthquake may strike. Therefore, here are a few things that you should keep in mind: 1/ Emergency Bag Preparations  It has been said

Seismic Retrofit News in San Francisco Bay Area

In the past few years, multiple cities in the Bay area adopted a mandatory seismic retrofit requirement for structural improvement. Here were some news highlight in the past few months: 1/ Seismic Retrofit Grants in Berkeley Following San Francisco’s example,

Regional Seismic Retrofit News in Southern California

Southern California has been known to to subject to earthquake hazards. Recently, the region has been rattled with numerous seismic activities whose regulation and implementation can vary significantly based on geographic location. Recognizing that there might be knowledge gaps between

Penhall Seismic Capability – Retrofit With A Purpose

Our Core Values and Competitive Advantages It may be easy to assume that when working with a large company you will not receive the same intimate level of customer service that a smaller company could provide you. However, at Penhall

Four Phone Apps for Construction Safety

At Penhall Technologies, we value new and innovative ways to keep our team safe. We researched the latest apps for construction safety that will help you accomplish that for your team. These are our recommendations. Safety Meeting Safety Meeting App

Ground Penetrating Radar Used To Locate Unmarked Graves

Our South Carolina Analyst started the year with an interesting project, locating unmarked burial sites. A church wanted to know the location of all possible unmarked burials to update the information they have on available space. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Digital Concrete X-ray – Common Misconceptions

You are ready to inspect the concrete for your project using digital concrete x-ray. However, you may have heard or read some information about the service before. This could make you hesitant or not fully confident in this state of