27 Aug #CREPN 23: Earthquakes & Building Seismic Retrofit with Steve Gemmell
Posted at 04:55h in Podcast
[/x_audio_embed] If you are not aware, the standard property insurance policy EXCLUDES “Earth Movement” which includes:
- Tremors & Aftershocks
- Landslide & Sinking
- Mine Subsidence
- Ground Rising or Shifting
Steve Gemmell’s background in Earthquake / Seismic Retrofit
- Inspected thousands of buildings and installed hundreds of seismic retrofits.
- Consulted with several professional structural engineers and have developed a seismic retrofit method for each foundation type, including an unreinforced masonry design that meets current building codes.
- Consulted with City of Portland Bureau Development Services regarding their Residential Seismic Strengthening Program effective April 2011.
- Developed a program for individual & group DIY(do-it-yourself) classes and have consulted with Real Estate agents, Home Inspectors and Insurance agents.