Units: 1 LU/HSW (pending approval)
Evan Reis | Executive Director, Co-founder, U.S. Resiliency Council
As many as 100,000 apartment buildings in California, which could house up to two million residents, many lower income, elderly or the disabled, may have a dangerous seismic vulnerability known as a soft story. In June, 2022, CA Governor Gavin Newsom appropriated $250 million in grant funding in budget bill SB-189 to owners of 2-20 unit apartment buildings with soft stories, to seismically retrofit them and make them safer for their residents. The US Resiliency Council was the sponsor of the bill and led the effort to establish a coalition of supporters unprecedented in its diversity. This course will describe the legislation, how the USRC was able to successfully create the coalition of supporters and provide information about how the architectural community can benefit from the grant program.