Press Release: Los Angeles City Council Moves to Ensure Safer Buildings
Unanimous 5-0 vote in Public Safety Committee moves “Building a Safer Los Angeles” the fire life safety motion forward.
A Scientific Response to the Building Industry Association of Southern California
A scientific annotation of the Building Industry Association of Southern California's letter to the Los Angeles City Council Public Safety Committee.
Fire Safety Doesn't Have to Come at a Price for L.A. Communities
Two analyses show costs of using non-combustible building materials either on par or less than wood.
Flexibility: Wilshire Grand Center
The new Wilshire Grand Center is the tallest building not only in Los Angeles, but west of the Missippi River. The property is stacked too -- with a hotel, retail space, observation decks, shopping malls and an office complex. It's no wonder the Wilshire Grand Center is expected to completely revitalize downtown Los Angeles.
Letter: Los Angeles Urban League
The Los Angeles Urban League Calls on LA City Council to pass safer building standards in their community.
Los Angeles Voter Poll
Los Angeles Voters are clear about their priorities for local leaders. The most important issue for local leaders to focus on is “ensuring buildings are built safely to withstand natural disasters like earthquakes, a fire or flooding”
Improving Fire Safety Standards for Buildings in Los Angeles
It is critical for the city to lead by example on issues of public safety and building codes.
Build with Strength Los Angeles Members
Build with Strength has a growing list of advocates who are committed to enacting safer and more sustainable building standards in Los Angeles and cities across the county.
Potential Economic Impact of Fires from Use of Combustible Material Frame Construction in Mid-Rise Residential Buildings in LA
On average, fire in a mid-rise residential building constructed using combustible framing material costs the Los Angeles County a total of $141.81 in economic impact and $2.38 in lost tax revenues, per square foot.
Los AngelesIs Wood Construction Cheaper? The National Association of Home Builders Says No.
Our ordinance, Building a Safer Los Angeles, will ensure that Los Angeles residents will have access to affordable and safe housing at a time they need it most. Under this ordinance, residents will be protected, and construction and developers will continue to thrive.