Developing a Seismic Safety Ordinance?
Or a Back-to-Business Program?
We have something for you!

A message from the SEAOSC President Jeff Ellis, S.E.

The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) is here to help. It is who we are. We are here to help develop the technical basis behind local building codes and standards. We are here to be a resource for our members and the industry at large so together we can make a difference.

SEAOSC applauds the increased interest in the seismic safety of our communities; an interest that has developed fortunately now and before the potential loss of life and damage to property. We are proud that our Cities and other local jurisdictions are taking proactive steps to better understand the current risk to life and property of the existing built environment and then develop regulations and means by which that risk can be reasonably and significantly reduced.

We know that you have limited resources, and we know that you want to make sure that what steps you are taking are technically sound. SEAOSC is proud to introduce our Safer Cities Advisory Program, our way of providing the technical insights and creative minds of our membership to further our shared goals of reasonable and effective regulations and programs that make the difference.

Our program is based on a pool of qualified SEAOSC members, able and willing to review regulations and other programs such as a back-to-business program developed by you. Our members will volunteer their time to offer you recommendations to refine to your proposed regulations and programs. We want you to be successful with the implementation of your seismic safety initiatives; let us help you at no cost to you.

All you need to do now is ask for us to help: send us an email at We look forward to working with you.

Jeff Ellis

The Safer Cities Advisory Program is here to complement
that great work you are already

The Safer Cities Advisory Program complements your engagement of the structural engineering community. We strongly encourage Cities and
other Southern California jurisdictions to engage structural engineers to assist you in determining your inventory of buildings that are highly vulnerable to seismic damage and develop proposed regulations for the retrofit of those structures. The Safer Cities Advisory Program is an option for you to have an independent, qualified review of your draft ordinances and programs. We are here solely to offer you insightful and expert advice from our highly qualified and vetted members.

Are you a City or other agency or SEAOSC Member interested in our program? If so, email, call, or write us at the following:

437 S. Cataract Ave., #4-B, San Dimas, CA 91773
phone: (562) 908-6131

Presenting Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Sika Group
Brandow & Johnston, INC
MHP, Inc. Structural Engineers
Englekirk Structural Engineers

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