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Seismic Rehabilitation for One & Two-family Wood Frame Homes

Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom (2nd floor, NE corner), 777 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Thursday, September 18 2014, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM



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FEMA P-593: Own or manage a single-family wood-frame house or duplex? This course will introduce you to the common effects of a large earthquake on your home. You will learn ways to reduce damage caused by earthquakes and increase the chances your home will be safe to inhabit after “The Big One” hits. This class is open to anyone, professional or otherwise, who would like to learn how to prepare their home and property against earthquake damage. Click here to register.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Seismic Rehabilitation Training for One- and Two-Family Wood-Frame Dwellings, FEMA P-593, promotes seismic rehabilitation of one- and two-family dwellings, in order to reduce earthquake damage losses and increase dwelling habitability following moderate to major earthquakes. This is done by introducing the trainee to the effects of earthquakes on wood-frame dwellings, identifying common vulnerabilities, and identifying rehabilitation approaches and available guidelines.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Contractors, building officials, engineers, architects, building owners, emergency managers, and other interested technical volunteers.


Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom (2nd floor, NE corner), 777 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd


Sept 18, 8am - 3pm

The class is being offered through the Oregon Office of Emergency Management and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management free of charge, with a generous sponsorship from Metro.

For more information please contact Bob Maca, 503-823-3926,

To help ensure equal access to City Programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. For accommodations, translations, complaints, and additional information contact Daire Elliot at or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon relay: 711.