Beverly Hills

Non-Ductile Concrete Structures

The city of Beverly Hills does not currently have a mandate for the retrofit of existing non-ductile concrete buildings. However, work is underway to identify existing vulnerable buildings and develop a seismic retrofit program intended to reduce the risk of earthquake-related damage and ensure life safety in the city’s commercial and multifamily buildings. See the links below for information on the program’s progress and key dates.

Scope

The proposed seismic retrofit program for the city of Beverly Hills may include existing non-ductile concrete buildings that have the following characteristics:

  • Multistory
  • Concrete construction with inadequate reinforcement
  • Designed prior to the 1981 adoption of the 1976 Uniform Building Code
     

Many structures within Beverly Hills have been determined to meet this description and may be impacted by the intended ordinance.

Timeline

To date, there has been no timeline established for the creation of the ordinance or for notification to building owners. Refer to the links below for more information.

 

Contacts

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Phone: 626.696.4650
E-mail: seismicordinances@wje.com

Beverly Hills Plan Review and Building Inspection
455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310.285.1154
E-mail: dyelton@beverlyhills.org