Unreinforced Masonry Buildings PowerPoint Presentation

Unreinforced Masonry Buildings PowerPoint Presentation

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What Are Unreinforced Masonry Buildings. Newer . buildings are designed to ride out an earthquake, but old brick and stone structures are vulnerable to collapse. . URM’s during an Earthquake. Seattle’s Earthquake Risk. ID: 712102

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Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

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What Are Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

Newer

buildings are designed to ride out an earthquake, but old brick and stone structures are vulnerable to collapse.

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URM’s during an Earthquake

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Seattle’s Earthquake Risk

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20 of the 31 buildings that were red tagged (deemed unsafe to enter) were unreinforced masonry buildings.

A 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone quake would be roughly

2,000

times as strong as the Nisqually quake

Nisqually Earthquake: 2001

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URMs in Seattle

Neighborhood

# of URMs

Capitol Hill

142

Pioneer Sq./Intl District

122

Duwamish/SODO

79

Queen Anne

79

University District

74

Cascade/Eastlake

73

Belltown

72

Ballard

70

1164 total URMs

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URMs and Environmentally Critical Areas

Many of Seattle's URMs are in areas that make them even more vulnerable neighborhoods

Many of the URMs in Pioneer Square and areas south of downtown, are in areas that are prone to liquefaction.

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What Can you Do?

If you Own a URM

Find out if your building has been retrofitted and if not, look into retrofitting your building

Purchase earthquake insuranceEncourage tenants to have adequate insurance, including earthquake insurance and business interruption insuranceTrain tenants on what they should do during and immediately following a disaster

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Retrofitting Old Brick Buildings

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What Can you Do?

If you own a Business in a URM

Find out if your building has been retrofitted (Ask your landlord or building manager)

Find out if your landlord has insurance coverage and emergency plans for tenantsPurchase earthquake insuranceCreate a continuity plan for your businessTeach your employees how to be safe (Drop, Cover, Hold)Talk with other business owners in the building about how to work together and get prepared

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What Can you Do?

If you Live or Work in a URM

Find out if your building has been retrofitted (Ask your landlord or building manager)

Find out if your landlord has insurance coverage and emergency plans for tenantsPurchase earthquake insuranceKnow multiple ways out of the building in case exits are blocked with debrisHave a plan that identifies where you can stay if your building is damaged


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