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- To get a complete overview of what to look for in a seismic retrofit, take the Building Education Center class in Seismic Retrofitting , taught by J. Gillett & David Helfant; David Helfant, Project Manager for Bay Area Structural, is one of the most seasoned builders/engineers in the Bay Area.

- USGS Report about the lessons learned since Loma Prieta; USGS 2008 Report that predicts 63% chance of a 6.7 earthquake in the Bay Area within 30 years

- Home Preparedness - What to do in an Earthquake provides an excellent overview on steps you can take to prepare for a large seismic event; courtesy of US Insurance Net

- California Geological Survey (formerly California Division of Mines and Geology) - good soils info

- ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) 2003 Report that predicts over 155,000 housing units will be made uninhabitable if a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurs along the Hayward Fault

- Check out the recently published Earthquake Retrofitting: The Book a valuable resource for builders, buyers, inspectors, realtors, do-it-yourselfers, & homeowners

- Some other helpful links Other links

Earthquake Construction Service
Residential and Commercial Seismic Retrofits
Jim Gillett: 1-800-369-1212

Earthquake Construction Service on Zillow
Oakland on Zillow

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