Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD
To keep stairwells clear for exiting the building.
Consult a structural engineer to implement any of the following options:
- Remove or anchor all materials which may be loosened or fall during an earthquake.
- Reinforce or replace masonry walls and plaster (if not adequately reinforced) in the stairwell. Replace the wall with steel studs and sheetrock.
- Install battery-operated emergency lighting in stairwells.
- Reinforce windows.
- Secure ceiling.