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CES4 President, Pedram Zohrevand Releases New Series on Retrofitting Buildings

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 03:30 PM


Pedram Zohrevand, President of the leading seismic retrofitting company, CES4, has released a new nine-part video series about soft story retrofitting on his website.

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 11, 2022 / CES4 President Pedram Zohrevand has launched a new video series discussing the process of soft story retrofitting buildings. Covering topics ranging from choosing the best time to begin a retrofitting project to California regulations and exemption rules, the series will provide a comprehensive guide for business and property owners alike.

Zohrevand describes a soft story building as "a multi-unit building with two or more stories with major openings on the ground floor, such as tuck-under parking." These openings make the building structurally weaker and more susceptible to damage during an earthquake. As a result, California has passed several laws mandating that these buildings be retrofitted to improve their seismic safety.

The state seismic retrofit program significantly reduces the dangers associated with seismic activity by state and local agencies working to identify seismically hazardous buildings in their jurisdictions and regulate the need for retrofitting.

Seismic activity refers to the movement of the earth's crust, which can cause earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis. Earthquakes are a common type of seismic activity and can occur when two plates of the earth's crust grind against each other or when a plate moves beneath another.

The nine-part video series from Zohrevand offers a step-by-step guide for business and property owners questioning the need to retrofit their buildings and how to proceed. Topics covered in the series include choosing the best time to start a retrofitting project, understanding California's Seismic Retrofit Program, exemption rules and regulations, differences between soft story and non-soft story building, and how the retrofitting process works.

The entire retrofitting series can be viewed on Zohrevand's website.

About CES4

With over 30 years of experience in the development industry, CES4 is a full-service engineering and planning firm. Providing superior quality services in the Los Angeles, CA, area, our team of knowledgeable engineers, planners, and support staff is dedicated to providing clients with innovative and cost-effective solutions.

CES4 specializes in various engineering services, including seismic retrofitting, civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and more. They are committed to helping their clients find the best possible solution for their needs.

For more information about CES4 and its services, visit their website:

Media Contact:

Name: Pedram Zohrevand
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 818-600-8776


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