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The word it out. The City of Seattle’s ‘list’ of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings is creating lots of news. See the Seattle Times and KIRO News links for more information.
Please note that if a building owner is changing the use of the building or doing a ‘substantial alteration’ to the building, seismically retrofitting is not optional, it is required.
URM Building Policy Update / Seattle Deptartment of Construction and Inspections / Nancy H Devine, PE, SE / 04.20.16
1164 URM buildings are on the City of Seattle's list of structures that may require seismic upgrades.
Dan’s KUOW Interview / KUOW, Steve Scher / 04.21.14
Why Some Building's Aren't Ready for 'The Big One'
2218 First Belltown Apartments / The Daily Journal of Commerce, Brian Miller / 06.28.17
Located between Bell and Blanchard, an existing warehouse will be replaced with an 8-story new apartment building with a restaurant on the first floor.
Sky3 – ISSI Modular Frame System / / 06.27.17
The 17-story Sky3 apartment tower in Portland is the tallest building to use Inter-Steel Structures’ modular framing system.
Historic J&M Hotel remodel plans could be scrapped / Seattle PI, Daniel DeMay / 06.18.17
The J & M Building in Pioneer Square, photographed on Friday, June 16, 2017. The building was set to be auctioned June 2, but that auction was cancelled, putting the future of the landmark nightspot in doubt.
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