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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. The committee recently completed an initial report currently up for public review. Two public forums were held in September to gather feedback on the draft report which can be viewed here. More than 175 people attended the forums, dozens sharing their comments and concerns.

The next URM Policy Committee meetings are scheduled for Monday, March 20, 2017 and Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m. at CH2M Hill (2020 SW 4th Ave, Lincoln Conference Room, 1st Floor, Portland OR 97201).

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.