Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety

The Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety contains many internet-based resources. The purpose of the webpage is to provide hyperlinks for commercial property owners interested in improving the earthquake safety of their property. This webpage is intended to provide a quick reference to such websites and files.

Below are hyperlinks to selected resources on the pages of the Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety.

Commercial Property Owner's Guide to Earthquake Safety    Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety 2022 Edition (English PDF 17MB) | (Revision Date 2022)
   Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety 2022 Edition in Spanish (Spanish PDF 2.5 MB) | (Revision Date 2022)
Pages Hyperlink
2 & 4 Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety State Law Government Code Section 8893 et seq
4, 17 Unreinforced Masonry Building Law Government Code Section 8875 et seq
4 Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act Public Resources Code 2621
Seismic Hazards Mapping Act Public Resources Code 2694
Publishing this guide Business and Professions Code 10147
5 Property Tax Reappraisal Exclusion Revenue and Tax Code 74.5
8 Detailed Earthquake Fault Map of California
9 Simplified Earthquake Shaking Potential Map for California Publication 03-02
10, 49 Federal Emergency Management Agency
10 Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
13 How to Brace Your Water Heater Guidelines for Earthquake Bracing of Residential Water Heaters
13 How to Secure Your Water Heater URL updated required:$file/water_heater.pdf
15 International Existing Building Code, International Code Council
21 FEMA 350 – Steel Moment Frame Provisions URL update required:
21 URL update required:
21 International Code Council
27 to 33 FEMA 74 – Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage URL update
33 International Building Code
33 ASCE 7-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
33 URL update required: Earthquake Hazards in California Schools
33 Installing Seismic Restraints for Mechanical, Electrical and Duct and Pipe URL update
33 Seismic Considerations for Steel Storage Racks URL update
37 Seismic Gas Shutoff Valve Requirements
37 Improving Natural Gas Safety in Earthquakes
37 Division of the State Architect Gas Shutoff Valve Certification Program
38 Consumer Guide to Hiring a Professional Engineer
38 Hiring an Architect
38 International Existing Building Code, International Code Council
38 California Building Code
38 California Historical Building Code
39 Contractor’s State License Board
42 Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Maps URL update required:
42 Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
42 Tsunami Inundation and Evacuation Route Maps  URL updated required:…Highlight=0,tsunami
42 Dam Inundation Maps URL update required:
43 Red Cross
48 Office of Emergency Services URL updated
48 California Seismic Safety Commission
48 American Institute of Architects
48 Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California
48 International Code Council
49 Association of Bay Area Governments
49 California Geological Survey URL update required:
49 Southern California Earthquake Center
49 United States Geological Survey
49 American Red Cross
Publications for Further Reading:
Consumer’s Guide to Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Services, by the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, 2535 Capitol Oaks Dr. Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95833, Free Download
Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Architect, by California Board of Architectural Examiners, 2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 105, Sacramento, CA 95834, Free Download
What You Should Know Before You Hire a Contractor, by Contractor’s State License Board, PO Box 26000, Sacramento, CA 95826, Free Download