Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Are Portland's Unreinforced Masonry Apartment Buildings a Threatened Species?

"Given the large number of and historic/ architectural importance of URM apartments to Portland, URM building owners, architectural preservationists, structural engineers, mortgage lenders and insurers, and city and state officials need to work collaboratively to reduce impediments to and increase incentives for seismically upgrading URM apartments." 

Read the full article discussing the costs and providing examples of retrofitting printed in this quarter's PSU Center for Real Estate Quarterly Report.  Your comments and feedback on the article are invited by the author: wmcmonies@robertskaplan.com.