MISSION: To protect Portland residents from the danger posed by the city's over 1,650 unreinforced masonry (URMs) buildings in an earthquake.
Want to help? We're accepting applications for the Unreinforced Masonry Building Work Group. Click here to learn more and submit an application. The URM Workgroup is charged with making recommendations to:
- Reduce the life safety risks posed by URM buildings.
- Reduce displacement following an earthquake.
- Avoid displacement caused by seismic retrofit requirements.
The application process is open until filled.
Questions? Email email@example.com or contact 503-823-3739.
The URM Workgroup is charged with making recommendations to reduce the life safety risks posed by URM buildings and to reduce displacement following a seismic event. The group must also seek to avoid displacement caused by seismic retrofit requirements.
Information from the Portland Bureau of Development Services (BDS).
Here's how to get involved with the unreinforced masonry building project and provide feedback.
Background on why the City of Portland is working on a mandatory seismic retrofit policy for unreinforced masonry buildings.
Click to be redirected to a searchable map and database of Portland URM buildings.