Improved Understanding of Your Building's Performance in Earthquakes and other Natural Hazards
Issued by the USRC, a
Verified Rating can be used for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes to
distinguish your building. Your Verified Rating includes a technical review of
each building’s evaluation by USRC Certified Engineers prior to its issuance by
USRC Building Rating System assigns one to five stars for three performance
measures—Safety, Damage (Repair Cost) and Recovery (Time to Regain Basic
[Platinum, Gold Silver, Certified
rating system allows an owner to specify the desired level of performance
rather than accept by default the performance of a building designed to the
minimum level prescribed by the building code.
For a new building, a seismic design that results in a
four or five star USRC rating may add only 1 to 10 percent to construction
costs, or about as much as a typical contingency budget.
Each Verified Rating is;
- Performed by certified professional
- Technically reviewed
- Transparent – use of national standards
- Credible – designed to prevent manipulation
- Easy for the lay person to understand
- Suitable for public display and marketing
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