Participate in Community Mapping of Earthquake Retrofit Projects

 

A committed group of volunteers has created a project that is documenting earthquake retrofits performed in the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.  This team has launched a new community mapping site to collect this information as a way to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake and to determine how our communities have reduced their earthquake risk in the last 20 years. 

The EERI Northern California Chapter board encourages you to check it the earthquakeretrofit.org website and participate.                                     

Anyone can add points to the map: homeowners, property managers, contractors, architects, engineers, or anyone willing to post his or her project.  As residents, employees and leaders in our Bay Area communities, you will likely have a project or two that you can add, either one you worked on or one you are familiar with. You can add a point without publishing your name, but an email address is required to help verify that you are a real person entering the data. A photo is also encouraged, but not required. 

Pass the link to your neighbors, clients, partners, and consultants so we can get the word out to engineers, architects, owners, contractors — anyone who might want to share the progress they’ve made toward reducing risk over the last 20 years.                         

The site is about community building and emphasizing the positive story that has been taking place in California for the last twenty years. Our investment in mitigation is a story that we want to share widely. Don’t be shy about the good work that has been done.                                                  

If you have a newsletter or email list, please share the link, and if you have a website, consider linking to the map. 

Questions?  Contact contactus@earthquakeretrofit.org

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