San Francisco Seismic Retrofit

Office Location: 13750 CATALINA ST. San Leandro, California (94577)

In accordance with the Mandatory Seismic Retrofit Program (MSSP), San Francisco requires the retrofit of pre-1978 wood-frame soft-story buildings which have not been previously seismically strengthened. The goal of the program is to ensure the safety and continuance of San Francisco’s housing to create a more resilient city. Deprived of retrofitting, the weak buildings may be exposed to major structural damage and possible collapse.

San Francisco Soft-Story Seismic Retrofit

Credit to MiTek/Hardy Frame

How Long Do I Have to Comply MSSP Rules for Seismic Retrofit?

Compliance TierSubmittal of Permit Application with Plans for Seismic Retrofit WorkCompletion of Work and Issuance of Certificate of Final Completion
1September 15, 2015September 15, 2017
2September 15, 2016September 15, 2018
3September 15, 2017September 15, 2019
4September 15, 2018September 15, 2020

Does My Building Require Retrofitting Service?

Penhall Seismic Retrofit Engineer

View the SFDBI’s Soft Story Properties List to see if your building requires retrofitting.

The important place to start is to get an assessment. It is possible that your building doesn’t need retrofitting or that there is a solution for your building can be very simple. Retrofitting costs and solutions vary, but you can rest assured knowing that Penhall offers a value engineering approach that is both economical and compliant with the local ordinance.

Before you start the complicated process of your soft-story retrofitting alone please take a moment to call Penhall Seismic Retrofit Services for your free evaluation at 415-619-3204.

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Credit to Simpson Strong-Frame

Credit to Simpsons Strong-Frame