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34 Buildings to be USRC Rated by Year End

New USRC Rated Buildings Include Office, Retail, Church and Multifamily

USRC Awards First Earthquake Building Ratings in Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon is home to more than 1,600 unreinforced masonry buildings, considered one of the most dangerous types of earthquake vulnerable construction. The City has struggled to pass meaningful legislation to address this public safety risk, but that has not prevented some owners from taking the lead to protect their customers, employees and residents, while preserving the city’s historic fabric. These four buildings: a low-income apartment complex, a non-profit headquarters, a luxury hotel, and a mixed use building have been awarded US Resiliency Council Silver Ratings. They make the case that seismically retrofitting masonry buildings can be cost effective, sensitive to history and good business as well.  

PLEASE JOIN US AS WE ACKNOWLEDGE THESE OWNERS FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP JULY 17, 10:00am, THE SOCIETY HOTEL, 203 NW 3RD AVE, PORTLAND

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Fifty-eight Organizations Provided The USRC With Start-up Funding, Leadership And Vision

                                                  The USRC Founding Members

The 58 organizations featured below provided initial funding, guidance, technical and organizational expertise to support the development of the USRC and its Rating System. These 58 organizations include prominent engineering firms, some of the nation’s leading engineering professional organizations, industry representatives and individuals. We thank our Founding Members for their continuing involvement and endorsement of the USRC Rating system.