Earthquake Safety Fair 2019

Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 
99 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

On June 11, the Department of Building Inspection will once again host its Annual Earthquake Safety Fair at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (99 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102) from 10am - 4pm. This event will feature exhibitor booths, informative workshops, hands-on emergency trainings and free raffle prizes.

Exhibitors: Registration is now open. If you are a contractor, design professional and other construction related service provider, you are invited to register to become an exhibitor at this event. There is no fee to participate. Space is limited, so register today. First come, first serve. Participants will be provided a table and two chairs. We are unable to provide power so please plan accordingly. Sign up here.

Property Owners: Here is your opportunity to meet with various City agencies, contractors, design professionals, and financial resources to assist you with your building permit and earthquake safety questions. Register here

Workshop Schedule and Registration - NOW OPEN!

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11am

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Tall Building Safety Strategy Study- What You Need to Know

At this workshop, you will learn about the  key recommendations from the City’s recently commissioned “Tall Building Safety Strategy Study” by Applied Technology Council. The San Francisco Tall Buildings Study is the first study in the nation to look at the impact of earthquakes on a large group of buildings higher than 240 feet. 

  • Tall Building residential
  • Property owners


     

12pm

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Changes with the Updated Vacant Commercial Storefront Ordinance

At this workshop, you will learn how you can comply with the Vacant Storefront ordinance that was recently amended in March 2019. This ordinance requires property owners to register all storefronts within 30 days of becoming vacant with annual registrations and annual inspections required of vacant space to ensure code compliance and building safety. 

  • Commercial property owners
  • Property owners
  • Small business


     

1pm

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Complying with the Accessible Business Entrance Program

At this workshop, you will learn about the City's new accessibility law, the Accessible Business Entrance (ABE). This new program helps property owners comply with existing state and federal accessibility laws and helps people with disabilities gain greater access to goods and services offered by businesses in San Francisco. Presenters will discuss which form you can turn in and next steps to take to be compliant. 

  • Commercial property owners
  • Property owners
  • Small business

2pm

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Home Remodeling Process Made Stress-Free – Meet the Experts

At this workshop, you will learn about the type of permits you will need for your home improvement projects. This workshop will cover the essential information for people interested in remodeling their home, including kitchens, baths, decks, stairs and vertical or horizontal additions. 

  • Residential property owners




     

3pm

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Making the Best Use of the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) & Unit Legalization Programs

At this workshop, you will learn how you can turn  unused spaces on your property into dwelling units and legalize existing ‘in-law units’ without penalty. This workshop covers the requirements for homeowners to legalize existing ‘in-law units’. Additionally, we will discuss new requirements that allow you to turn your unused spaces within your building envelope into accessory dwelling units. 

  • Residential property owners