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QUAKE STRONG SERVICES
THE QUAKE STRONG PROCESS
Quake Strong handles the entire seismic retrofitting process from A To Z. This includes city planning coordination, permitting, tenant management, construction, and cost recovery. And we send you weekly emails to keep you fully informed along the way.
PHASE 1: Even though the exterior of two buildings may look identical, each structure is unique and has characteristics all their own. From wood beams to steel beams, the naked eye can only assume which material and connections are in fact holding your structure upright. We provide free building assessments in order to determine and present to you the all-in price for your specific seismic retrofitting needs.
PHASE 2: If the building owner already has engineering plans, Quake Strong’s experienced and trusted construction team will facilitate the scope of work indicated in the plans. If the owner does not yet have engineering plans, Quake Strong can introduce the client to a variety of licensed engineers unaffiliated with Quake Strong to design retrofitting plans.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Quake Strong is not an engineering company, nor does Quake Strong employ any licensed engineers. The client is free to obtain their engineering plans with any licensed engineer or engineering company they choose.
PHASE 3: While the structural engineer plans are being designed by a separate licensed engineer, our Apartment Management Division collects all pertinent tenant and building information required by the city in order to complete, submit and have the Tenant Habitability Plan (THP) approved for each unit in your building. We manage all communication with your tenants and/or building manager (all construction notification dates, parking instructions, etc.), and should your tenants have any questions or concerns throughout the retrofitting process, our friendly staff is here to gladly assist.
PHASE 4: After a separate licensed engineer has received stamped approval form the city plan check department, Quake Strong orders steel and other materials and construction commences.
PHASE 6: Quake Strong handles all building inspections until the final inspection is passed, and your building is in compliance with the seismic retrofitting ordinance.
PHASE 7: For the final step, Quake Strong handles the Cost Recovery Program, so you can begin recouping the costs of your now improved building.