Earthquake Brace+Bolt

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Building Officials

The Earthquake Brace + Bolt program is designed to encourage homeowners to seismically retrofit their house to lessen potential damage caused by an earthquake.

Houses included in the program are those that conform to California Existing Building Code (CEBC) Chapter A3, 2010 Edition.

Homeowners participating in the program are advised they will need to obtain a building permit signed by a building official who has inspected and confirmed the retrofit was done in accordance with Chapter A3. Building officials are requested to ensure the permit's Scope of Work denotes the work will be performed "in accordance  with Appendix Chapter A3 or an approved standard plan set.”

Sources for Prescriptive Plans and Local Plan sets: