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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

  • Conducted Columbia City outreach and education pilot

First & Second Quarter 2014

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

Third & Fourth Quarter 2014

  • Continued with selected outreach and education
  • Planned for validation of URM inventory list; continued research on financial incentives

April 2016

  • Finished validating URM inventory list
  • Analyzed survey data and published report
  • Notified building owners on Confirmed URM List

Fourth Quarter 2016 & First Quarter 2017

  • Re-convene URM Policy Committee to finalize recommendations

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