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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.
How Long Do I Have to Comply MSSP Rules for Seismic Retrofit?
|Compliance Tier||Submittal of Permit Application with Plans for Seismic Retrofit Work||Completion of Work and Issuance of Certificate of Final Completion|
|1||September 15, 2017|
|2||September 15, 2018|
|3||September 15, 2017||September 15, 2019|
|4||September 15, 2018||September 15, 2020|
Does My Building Require Retrofitting Service?
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.