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Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

URM
Retrofiting brick buildings to meet current codes can protect public safety, preserve historical buildings, and help Seattle recover faster after an earthquake.
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Timeline

January 2013

November 2013

  • Columbia City outreach and education pilot

First & Second Quarter 2014

  • Final benefits-cost analysis report and discussions with URM Policy Committee

Third & Fourth Quarter 2014

  • Continue with selected outreach and education
  • Plan for validation of URM inventory list; continue research on financial incentives

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