If your home has not been bolted and reinforced the next major earthquake could cost you $25,000 to $50,000 or even more. Retrofit engineer David Helfant and contractor James Gillett will explain the fundamentals of how to strengthen your foundation and wood frame home structure. With over 35 steady years hands on work Jim will share his knowledge of how to install epoxy and other types of bolts along with the most cost effective framing and framing strapping. There will be a slide show and books as part of the class. David Helfant has taught at UC Davis, UC Berkeley and at Cal State Hayward. You can not find this much experience in retrofit work anywhere. Save money with the most proven materials and framing ideas. The location is at outdoor The Shop classroom at Bay Area Structural in Emeryville located West of San Pablo Avenue. Bring apropriate clothing for the weather that day.