Valuable Resources On Earthquake Retrofitting of One and Two-Story Dwellings

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



ABAG Modified-Mercalli-Scale

01-2005 ICC Protocol

1946 Steel Manual

ABAG Training

ABAG Shaken Awake

ABK Methodology