USRC Earthquake Rating Endorsements
Thanks to Over 100 Organizations for Supporting Resiliency and The Vision

“The USRC Rating System is credible, consistent and transparent and would make a better foundation for critical decisions.”

“In my Resilience by Design Plan, I called for a seismic safety rating system that would help our city not only survive a large earthquake, but better protect our residents and their property. USRC’s system answers that call.”

“The Oregon Resilience Buildings will be certified with a Platinum USRC Rating A Platinum Rating would ensure the highest level of life safety, lowest cost of building damage repair, and quickest recovery times.”

“The USRC provides consistency, audit procedures and a revocable certification to those who prepare this critical piece of transactional due diligence.”

“The USRC is poised to fill one of the key missing links needed to create Disaster Resilient Communities.”

“I believe that consistent and credible ratings like the USRC’s are critical to dispel myths about building performance and support effective resilience efforts.”

“Building ratings systems such as the USRC allow us to help clients address the root causes of risk, and build operational resiliency.”

The USRC Transaction Rating was the right choice for this project. Our client was refinancing three large commercial buildings via an insurance entity with a conservative seismic risk policy. The buildings had prior seismic studies with varying risk outcomes due to application of different earthquake damage loss models, some based on earthquake performance data more than 30 years old.

“I support the mission and goals of the USRC because I believe it is of great importance to achieve greater public understanding of the nuances of building and infrastructure resiliency”

"Resilience is a concept that may be new to some but important to all. The more involved and informed I become regarding resilience the more I am convinced that lives will be saved when the USRC Rating System is used. It is not an issue of ‘IF’ something happens, it is an issue of ‘WHEN’ it will happen – so the USRC Rating System is really invaluable".

The USRC Transaction Rating was the right choice for this project. Our client was refinancing three large commercial buildings via an insurance entity with a conservative seismic risk policy. The buildings had prior seismic studies with varying risk outcomes due to application of different earthquake damage loss models, some based on earthquake performance data more than 30 years old.

“Having [a USRC] rating signifies that it will perform well after an earthquake and Roseville city services will not be interrupted. A building could possibly have a LEED rating for energy efficiency and sustainability (day to day usage), and a USRC rating for disaster response.”

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