The region we call home is plagued with imminent talk of “The Next Big One.” And while we can’t predict when or with what force the next earthquake will strike, we can be prepared and predict how it will affect structures. There are teams and committees who set out to research the nuances of earthquakes and shape the building codes accordingly. It’s important work, and many of our own team members contribute to shaping these life safety requirements. As a locally-based engineering firm specializing in seismic design, it’s our job to understand the interplay between our region’s geography and the city’s infrastructure. We also consider it our responsibility to communicate with our partners, clients and community!
In the last edition of The Red Line, we wrote about significant code updates that are being implemented in our region, and how the new requirements will influence how we build. [Read it here] We focused on three categories: seismic, unreinforced masonry (URM) and wood. Since publishing, several clients and partners have requested even more detail around the seismic code revisions. (After all, these code updates will affect almost every project in the pipeline.) Listening to this feedback, our team of experts began preparing presentations tailored to each stakeholders’ unique concerns. We aim to translate these code changes, help teams understand how they’ll be affected, and provide insight to minimize the negative impacts.
We’re told that our presentations are incredibly valuable, not only helping teams feel better prepared, but helping them understand how the changes will affect their specific project and/or discipline. So, we’re making the offer public! We’d be happy to send a team of seismic experts to present at your office!