NEW: Seattle Unreinforced Building Retrofit Project

The City of Seattle Unreinforced Building Retrofit Project is exploring the possibility of mandating retrofits for buildings with unreinforced masonry (URM) bearing walls to help mitigate the losses that could result from earthquakes, such as injuries to people and damage to buildings.

Currently, the URM Policy Committee is meeting monthly to discuss policy issues related to the future Seattle URM program.  Follow the progress here.

The Policy Committee meetings are open to the public and will be held the fourth Thursday of each month through October 2012, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m at the Seattle Municipal Tower.

 

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