Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Brian Gerritz on Practical Ramifications of Requiring Seismic Retrofits to Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

HFO marketing director Aaron Kirk Douglas interviews Pavilion Construction's President Brian Gerritz about a City of Portland plan to retrofit old brick buildings that appears headed for the City Council in the spring of 2016. Gerritz discusses the expenses and practical ramifications of implementing such laws. Among other things, the new city ordinance could require owners to notify residents that they are living in a seismically vulnerable building.