Unreinforced Masonry Retrofit Policy Update
After the April 2014 URM Policy Committee meeting, DPD has been working to find resources to validate the list of potential URMs. The committee requested this work to provide more detail on the URM building stock prior to finalizing recommendations. DPD’s 2015 budget now includes resources to do the list validation. This work will confirm the current URMs and add any additional buildings that may be identified. It will include research to determine if the building has been demolished or retrofitted and would provide analysis as to what extent a retrofit meets the proposed seismic upgrade. DPD will then update and re-map the URM list.
DPD will be recruiting and hiring a senior structural engineer with experience in seismic upgrades in the first quarter of this year. We will start the list validation as soon as possible and keep you informed of progress on the website and via the email list.
For more information visit: Seattle DPD URM