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Re: L.A./ Northridge cracked moment frames 1998 -Reply

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Tim McCormick wrote:
> Tom, you asked" After the Northridge earthquake, L.A. mandated all
> moment frame buildings near the epicenter be evaluated for cracked/
> damaged joints. There were a few hundred involved.    Can someone
> post the results?  Please expand on current plans on this
> subject.I also remember some talk of expanding this to residential
> highrises along Wilshire Blvd, was this done?"
> Some 242 buildings are known to be subject to the ordinance. 160 of
> these buildings found damaged joints. All but 10 of these buildings have
> repair permis or in plan check to obtain one. There are no immediate
> plans to increase the scope of this ordinance to residential buildings.
Among the 150 repaired, how were they generally done?