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Webinar: Earthquake Retrofits Protect Investments, Improve Safety
March 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar to Examine How Earthquake Retrofits Protect Investments, Improve Safety on March 17
Making existing buildings more resilient safeguards residents, businesses, property owners and communities from earthquake hazards
LOS ANGELES, CA – Ways earthquake retrofits of existing buildings can protect residents, businesses, property owners and entire communities from devastating losses during major temblors will be the subject of “The Resilience Advantage,” webinar on Wednesday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The webinar will include a 20-minute video with interviews of experts addressing earthquake retrofit issues, challenges and accomplishments. Interviews will deal with legal liability facing property and business owners for earthquake losses, deaths and injuries, and how the renovation of older buildings in San Luis Obispo and Portland contributed to community revitalization and historic preservation.
An expert panel will examine how making communities more resilient benefits everyone by preserving jobs, housing, vital services and local economies. Examples will be discussed of how the public and private sectors are working to prepare buildings and communities to withstand the serious damage that can be caused by California’s greatest natural hazard – earthquakes.
Panel members are: Linda Dishman, President & CEO, Los Angeles Conservancy; Madison S. Spach, Jr., Attorney, Spach, Capaldi & Waggaman, LLP; Jonathan Cohen, Partner, The Society Hotel in Portland, Oregon; Tracey Hernandez, Founding CEO, Los Angeles County Business Federation and David Cocke, S.E., President, Structural Focus.