Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Seismic Retrofits for Unreinforced Masonry Take Center Stage

A front page report in this month's Southeast Examiner outlines the dilemma many owners of unreinforced masonry in the City of Portland find themselves in: upgrade or tear down and rebuild?

Owners hope to engage politicians in finding a financial solution that works for them as the clock starts ticking on a 15-year reinforcement deadline they say will result in renter displacement and demolition of thousands of affordable apartments. Read the full story.