San Francisco has mandated that thousands of earthquake vulnerable buildings be retrofitted.
That’s good. But, engineers, contractors, and sources within the Department of Building Inspection have revealed that, in doing so, gas lines have been encased in new concrete foundations.
That’s bad. In its attempt to stave off an earthquake calamity, San Francisco appears to have induced a potential fire disaster.
And, while this situation has been known since at least 2016, nothing substantive has been done to prevent it. Meanwhile, the retrofits continue.