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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Seismic Retrofit Project

Information about the City of Portland committee looking at seismic policy issues involving unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings.

The URM Policy Committee has been meeting monthly to prepare a seismic retrofit policy for Portland City Council to consider in 2017. Click here for the Policy Committee's draft report and click here for the draft cover memo.

The final Policy Committee meeting is being held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 3-5 p.m. at the Prosper Portland Boardroom (222 NW 5th Avenue, Portland OR 97209).

If you are interested in receiving updates about the project, click here and ask to be added to our email distribution list.


BDS URM Database

Click to be redirected to a searchable database of Portland URM buildings.