USRC News for You

How Problematic PML’s Affect Us All

For those not yet aware, the USRC Transaction Rating is designed to provide owners and the financial industry with earthquake building performance information that can be used for financial due diligence and real estate transaction purposes. Learn how USRC Transaction Ratings are adding credibility to the PML process.

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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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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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USRC Joins California Leaders Promoting Resilience

USRC Executive Director Evan Reis emceed a press conference at the LA Chamber with State Treasurer Fionna Ma, CEA president Glenn Pomeroy, LA Chamber CEO Maria Salinas and other business and government leaders to promote our new series .

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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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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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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