Here is what people are saying about the USRC

 

Dr. Lucile Jones, Science Advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti – “The USRC Rating System is credible, consistent and transparent and would make a better foundation for critical decisions.”

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti – “In my Resilience by Design Plan, I called for a seismic safety rating system that would help our city not only survive a large earthquake, but better protect our residents and their property. USRC’s system answers that call.”

Greg Michaud, Head of Real Estate Finance, Voya Investment Management – “The USRC provides consistency, audit procedures and a revocable certification to those who prepare this critical piece of transactional due diligence.”

Chris D Poland Member, National Academy of Engineers – “The USRC is poised to fill one of the key missing links needed to create Disaster Resilient Communities.”

Sorrel Hanson, FM Global – “I believe that consistent and credible ratings like the USRC’s are critical to dispel myths about building performance and support effective resilience efforts.”

Tom Neary, AON – “Building ratings systems such as the USRC allow us to help clients address the root causes of risk, and build operational resiliency.”

Michael Bade Associate Vice Chancellor – UCSF – “I support the mission and goals of the USRC because I believe it is of great importance to achieve greater public understanding of the nuances of building and infrastructure resiliency”

Johanna Cunningham, Past Executive Director Apartment Association, California Southern Cities – “Resilience is a concept that may be new to some but important to all. The more involved and informed I become regarding resilience the more I am convinced that lives will be saved when the USRC Rating System is used. It is not an issue of ‘IF’ something happens, it is an issue of ‘WHEN’ it will happen – so the USRC Rating System is really invaluable”.

Ryan Kersting, SE, Buehler and Buehler Engineers – “[The USRC] demonstrates how resiliency works and affects our communities and how our communities recover…This is a perfect example to the public as to how a good building design affects them.”

Monica Schultes, PCI Ascent Magazine – “Having [a USRC] rating signifies that it will perform well after an earthquake and Roseville city services will not be interrupted. A building could possibly have a LEED rating for energy efficiency and sustainability (day to day usage), and a USRC rating for disaster response.”

The USRC has received support from the following organizations and individuals

ENGINEERS

  • AMG STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
  • BENTLEY CORPORATION
  • BRANDOW AND JOHNSON
  • BUEHLER & BUEHLER
  • DAVID FRIEDMAN, SE
  • DEGENKOLB
  • EVAN REIS, SE CO-FOUNDER USRC
  • FORELL ELSESSER
  • FTF ENGINEERING
  • GMS, LLP
  • HOHBACH LEWIN
  • HOLMES STRUCTURES
  • IDS GROUP
  • INSIGHT STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
  • JEFF SOULAGES, INTEL CORP.
  • JOHN A MARTIN
  • KPFF
  • LPA
  • MARX OKUBO ASSOCIATES
  • MHP STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
  • MIYAMOTO INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • NABIH YOUSEFF & ASSOC.
  • PARTNER ENGINEERING
  • REAVELEY ENGINEERS AND ASSOCIATES
  • RISHA ENGINEERS
  • RON MAYES, PHD CO-FOUNDER USRC
  • RUTHERFORD AND CHEKENE
  • SAEED FATHALI, SE
  • SAIF HUSSAIN, SE
  • SAIFUL/BOUQUET STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
  • SESOL, INC.
  • SGH
  • STRUCTURAL FOCUS
  • THORNTON TOMASETTI
  • WALTER P MOORE
  • WISS, JANNEY, ELSNER
  • ZFA ENGINEERS
  • SIRVE TECHNOLOGIES

ARCHITECTS

  • ARUP
  • HOK
  • JANICE OLSHESKY, AIA
  • JAY RASKIN, AIA
  • MICHAEL LINGERFELT
  • RUSS DRINKER, AIA
  • SOM
  • TERRY BROWN, AIA

CONTRACTORS

  • BLACH CONSTRUCTION
  • CLARK PACIFIC
  • ROBERT MCINTIRE, NOVA PARTNERS
  • STEVEN SAUNDERS CONSTRUCTION INC.

PROFESSIONAL / RESEARCH

  • APARTMENT ASSOCIATION – CALIFORNIA SOUTHERN CITIES
  • APPLIED TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
  • EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • IAMPO UES
  • INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
  • LA TALL BUILDINGS COUNCIL
  • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATIONS
  • PACIFIC EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER
  • PACIFIC NORTHWEST BUILDING RESILIENCE COALITION
  • US GREEN BUILDINGS COUNCIL – LOS ANGELES

INDUSTRY

  • CALIFORNIA NEVADA CEMENT ASSOCIATION
  • BASF
  • TARGET STORES
  • CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES
  • CORE BRACE
  • DIS
  • HILTI
  • MITEK
  • NATIONAL READY MIX CONCRETE ASSOCIATION
  • PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION
  • PRECAST/PRESTRESSED CONCRETE INSTITUTE
  • SIDE PLATE
  • SIKA
  • SIMPSON STRONG TIE
  • TAYLOR DEVICES

SOFTWARE PROVIDERS

  • BENTLEY SYSTEMS
  • COMPUTERS AND STRUCTURES INTERNATIONAL
  • HASELTON BAKER RISK GROUP

 

LENDING

  • ERIC VON BERG, CMB CO – FOUNDER USRC
  • NEWMARK CAPITAL REALTY

INSURANCE

  • AIG
  • CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE AUTHORITY
  • FM GLOBAL
  • RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

INDIVIDUALS

  • BRENT MAXFIELD, LDS CHURCH
  • DAVID KHORRAM, CITY OF LONG BEACH
  • GREG MICHAUD, VOYA
  • INES PEARCE, PEARCE GLOBAL PARTNERS
  • LUCY JONES, DR. LUCY JONES CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
  • MARK KROLL, SARES REGIS GROUP
  • MICHAEL BADE , UCSF
  • MICHAEL LINGERFELT
  • ROBERT HENDRICKSON, ESQ., DUANE MORRIS
  • RON LYN, CLARK COUNTY BUILDING DEPT.
  • VICTORIA WIGLE, DPR CONSTRUCTION

GOVERNMENTS

  • CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
  • CITY OF LOS ANGELES
  • FEMA – FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY