About the USRC

Our Vision

A world in which building performance in earthquakes and other natural hazards is understood.

The USRC's Mission Statement

The US Resiliency Council’s mission is to establish and implement meaningful rating systems that describe the performance of buildings during earthquakes and other natural hazard events, to educate the general public to understand these risks, and to thereby improve societal resilience.

The USRC's Role and Responsiblity

USRC is a leading organization for implementing and disseminating rating systems that describe the performance of buildings during earthquakes and other natural hazard events.

USRC will fulfill its role through the following activities:

  • Provide information to increase market demand for better performing buildings.
  • Develop consensus about ratings by bringing  together diverse stakeholders and technical experts.
  • Promote integrity, stability, consistency and transparency of rating systems.
  • Educate and advocate for safe buildings and a better public understanding of building performance.