Engineers recommend Bay Area retrofit housing for quakes

10/12/2009 | San Francisco Chronicle

Earthquake engineers are encouraging Bay Area cities to consider retrofitting housing to meet earthquake-safe standards. "We have been retrofitting public infrastructure, but in the Bay Area and California, we have done a miserable job of retrofitting where we live," said Peter Yanev, a seismic engineer. Wood-frame structures and concrete structures with insufficient steel reinforcement are two types of structures at risk for earthquake damage.

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