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USRC Newsletters

April 2021 E-Read

What’s greener than green? Our answer: resilient green. In other words, buildings that not only have a low environmental impact, but that also minimize the environment’s impact on us.

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February 2021 E-Read

The Resilience Advantage continues with Episode 4: Communities

This coming Wednesday, USRC and Optimum Seismic deliver the 4th webinar in the TRA series.

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December 2020 E-Read

Good bye and good riddance to 2020: As we reflect on this year–one that can’t end soon enough!–a subtle lesson of the Disaster Cycle emerges.

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October 2020 E-Read

Everyone is looking for light in these disconcerting times.
This month, we’d like to share with you the story of iMod Structures, a California-based company that is providing schools with pre-fabricated, modular classrooms that have achieved USRC’s highest seismic performance rating.

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July 2020 E-Read

Executive Director Evan Reis comments on what COVID means for the resilience movement; introducing new USRC Director of Strategic Communications Dr. Sharyl Rabinovici; USRC Gold-Rated San Francisco affordable housing; and two Oregon concrete structures awarded ratings in the Getting to Silver initiative.

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Videos

A short introduction to the US Resiliency Council

USRC Executive Director Evan Reis participates in press conference with state and local leaders

Evan Reis’ interview with the California Earthquake Authority

Keynote Address by Evan Reis, Executive Director of the U.S. Resiliency Council, to the 2018 PNWER Summit in Spokane Washington

Evan Reis From the U.S> Resiliency Council talks about resilience in the context of buildings, businesses, & communities

Watch Evan Reis at this historic event on 10/10/2019. Earthquakes will happen, but they don’t have to be a disaster.

Evan Reis 10/10/2019 Creating A Safer LA County Downtown LA Edition

USRC in the News

Clifford L. Allenby Building Receives USRC Platinum Rating - ZGF Architects

Clifford L. Allenby Building Receives USRC Platinum Rating – ZGF Architects

Roseville City Hall Annex - Clark Pacific

Roseville City Hall Annex – Clark Pacific

Clifford L. Allenby Building Receives USRC Platinum Rating - ZGF Architects

First Building in San Francisco Receives US Resiliency Council Rating

Clifford L. Allenby Building Receives USRC Platinum Rating - ZGF Architects

U.S. Resiliency Council Awards Gold Rating to Casa Adelante – Meda SF

iMod Modular Classroom Receives USRC Platinum Earthquake Rating

iMod Modular Classroom Receives USRC Platinum Earthquake Rating

USRC to Award Silver Seismic Ratings to Four Portland Buildings - Retrofit Magazine

U.S. Resiliency Council Awards Gold Rating to Casa Adelante – Meda SF

In Quake-Prone California, Alarm at Scant Insurance Coverage - NY Times

U.S. Resiliency Council Awards Gold Rating to Casa Adelante – Meda SF

Buildings Can Be Designed to Withstand Earthquakes - NY Times

U.S. Resiliency Council Awards Gold Rating to Casa Adelante – Meda SF

http://www.rmmagazine.com/2016/09/01/building-resilience-using-rating-systems-to-mitigate-disaster-risk/

Building Resilience: Using Rating Systems to Mitigate Risk – Risk Management Magazine

SPUR Talk: Building Resilient Cities - SF Street Blog

SPUR Talk: Building Resilient Cities – SF Street Blog

Buildings Can Be Designed to Withstand Earthquakes - NY Times

Seismic Resilience – Architectural Record

Concrete is the New Sustainability - Ascent Magazine

Conctrete is the New Sustainability – Ascent Magazine

Big quake could shutter local businesses - Santa Monica Daily Press

Big quake could shutter local businesses – Santa Monica Daily Press

Here’s Why Base Isolation is Rarely Used in the United States — It Doesn’t Sell Units - Engineering Management Institute

Here’s Why Base Isolation is Rarely Used in the United States — It Doesn’t Sell Units – Engineering Management Institute

The Core Issues to Tackle for Resilient Design

The Core Issues to Tackle for Resilient Design

Oregon Agency Plans Earthquake-Proof Buildings For Government 'Continuity' - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon Agency Plans Earthquake-Proof Buildings For Government ‘Continuity’ – Oregon Public Broadcasting

Inside Apple's Earthquake Ready Headquarters - NY Times

Inside Apple’s Earthquake Ready Headquarters – NY Times

Fact Sheets

USRC 10 Misconceptions

USRC 10 Misconceptions

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USRC Building Rating System

USRC Building Rating System

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USRC Explained

USRC Explained

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USRC Architects Brochure

USRC Architects Brochure

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USRC Value of Building Rating Systems

USRC Value of Building Rating Systems

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USRC Welded Steel Moment Frames

USRC Welded Steel Moment Frames

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USRC Rating Types

USRC Rating Types

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USRC-Getting-to-Silver

USRC-Getting-to-Silver

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USRC-Safe-at-Home 04012020

USRC-Safe-at-Home 04012020

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White Papers and Research

Economic Benefits of Earthquake Resistant Design White Paper - Part 1

Economic Benefits of Earthquake Resistant Design White Paper – Part 1

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Economic Benefits of Earthquake Resistant Buildings Whitepaper - Part 2

Economic Benefits of Earthquake Resistant Buildings Whitepaper -Part 2

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2-22-18 Whitepaper Final

2-22-18 Whitepaper Final

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Usrc Tiltup Seismic Retrofit Study - Presentation

USRC Tiltup Seismic Retrofit Study – Presentation

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Technical Guides

USRC Implementation Manual Final

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SEAONC Earthquake Performance Rating System Users Guide

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SEAONC Earthquake Performance Rating System ASCE 41-13 Translation

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FEMA P58 - SP3 Training

FEMA P-58 Volume 1

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FEMA P58 – SP3 Training

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Residential Resilience Advantage Mortgage Concept

Residential Resilience Advantage Mortgage Concept

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REDi_Final Version 1.0_October 2013

REDi_Final Version 1.0_October 2013

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LA Resilient by Design

LA Resilient by Design

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