JN Engineering, Inc.

Soft Story & Seismic Retrofit

Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit


– Our knowledge of special building code requirements, testing requirements, and techniques to creatively and cost effectively augment these structures to meet current standards.

– Provide recommendations, analysis, design & details for seismic retrofit or upgrade.

-Soft story- the process of reinforcing a building’s quake-vulnerable floor/floors to make the entire structure more resistant

– We evaluate existing buildings and other structures to provide our clients with opinions for a multitude of subjects that range from determining residual asset value, remaining useful life, expected building performance, and ability to accept change of use or occupancy. Identifying the risks, communicating the implications clearly and providing cost effective solutions.