L.A. Looks to Shore up At-risk Concrete Structures Before Disaster
Los Angeles officials issued orders to the owners of approximately 1,500 at-risk concrete buildings to determine if their buildings will require retrofitting. So reports the LosAngelesTimes.
According to some experts, there is a 60% chance of a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in the next 30 years and some fear it could strike before all the vulnerable buildings have been retrofitted, per a recent law.
Wood apartment buildings with “flimsy” first floors have also been ordered to be strengthened. Property owners are on the hook to pay for the retrofitting with no public subsidies available.
Robots are being designed to perform specific construction tasks using a variety of materials with the aim of automating constructions tasks such as stacking nonstandard arrangements. So reports the Architect's...
Green Business Certification Inc. will partner with STAR Communities to try to create a streamlined sustainable building framework for cities and communities. So reports the U.S. Green Building Council.