USRC Industry Partners
The USRC established the Industry Partner Committee (IPC) in 2020 to leverage the knowledge and expertise of its industry members to improve understanding of the performance of structures during seismic and other natural hazard events. USRC Industry Partners have committed to providing technical information, support, and options for improving expected building performance which can thereby help to improve a structure’s resilience and USRC rating.
Click on any of these short reads to learn how each USRC Industry Partner’s products and services can improve a structure’s earthquake performance and USRC rating:
For more than 65 years, the mission of Simpson Strong-Tie is to provide solutions that help people design and build safer, stronger structures. Designers and builders use our solutions to build better performing new and existing structures that lead to increased resilience and sustainability which strengthens our communities.
Taylor Devices, Inc. is the world leader in the design and manufacturing of fluid viscous damping systems. Our products provide the highest level of protection for buildings and their occupants and are backed by our 65+ years of experience in the shock and vibration control field.
MiTek – SidePlate
After the 6.7 magnitude Northridge, CA earthquake in 1994, SidePlate steel moment frame connections were invented to prevent future loss and damage. It’s now one of the most efficient and resilient ways to connect steel frame buildings by lowering construction time and cost in all regions of the country
As a resilience partner, CS specializes in accommodating wind, seismic, thermal, and drift movements. We offer expansion joint systems, earthquake-ready stairs, and technical services and support to increase your project’s performance and safety.
Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada
CMACN is a professional non-profit trade association committed to protecting and advancing the concrete masonry industry. CMACN provides information about the industry, its products, and the benefits of concrete masonry construction to strengthen communities through the use of resilient, sustainable building materials and practices.