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June 5, 2023

SDCI moves closer to mandatory URM ordinance for historic brick buildings

Photo courtesy of Public47 Architects [enlarge]
Many of Seattle’s URM buildings have already been seismically retrofitted, like Pioneer Square’s Quilt Building, which was retrofitted this year.

The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) has completed its draft Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Technical Standard and will be sharing details about the document with members of the public at two webinars this month. SDCI says the draft technical standard is the first step in establishing minimum seismic standards for the earthquake retrofit of Seattle's 1,100 vintage brick buildings. It is also an important step toward a mandatory ordinance.

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