Valuable Resources On Earthquake Retrofitting of Homes

Each of these documents contains technical and engineering information that should help engineers and contractors in their respective professions.  If you have any documents you think would be beneficial to the public please send them to and I will post it here once I am granted consent.







Brick Foundation Retrofits

Existing Foundations

Foundation Capping




Homeowners Guide to Seismic Retrofitting

Journal of light Construction Article

Mudsill Connections Article

Retrofit Foundation Bolts-Article

Chronicle Article

Berkeley’s Retrofit Mess



01-2005 ICC Protocol

1946 Steel Manual

Modified-Mercalli-Scale-Vs. Richter Scale

Modified-Mercalli-Scale Damage Statistics

ABAG Training

ABAG Shaken Awake

ABK Methodology