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Also the surrounding areas. Olympia, Tacoma etc. Is there any uniform
retrofit guidelines in use??

Barry H. Welliver

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yousefi, Ben" <Ben.Yousefi(--nospam--at)ci.sj.ca.us>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: 6.2+ earthquake in Seattle


> Charlie
>
> Does Seattle have an ordinance for the retrofit of URM buildings?
>
> Thanks
> Ben
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charlie Griffes [SMTP:charlie(--nospam--at)ctengineering.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 1:32 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: RE: 6.2+ earthquake in Seattle
>
> Well, we seem to have survived well enough at CT Engineering in
> Seattle.
> Our 3 story wood frame building rolled around for awhile, our
> drawing file
> drawers fell over, but the bookcases stayed put ( I did have my hand
> on my
> bookcase as it was showing signs of falling over).  No gypboard wall
> cracks,
> no ceiling tiles fell in our office, but some fell in adjacent
> office.
> Employees were reasonably aroused, but have settled down now.  Most
> are off
> to check their homes for damage.
>
> The older buildings in Pioneer Square apparently suffered damage
> with
> masonry walls failing.  We have one engineer off to an architects
> office to
> examine some beams which were displaced and 1/4" cracks in the
> unreinforced
> masonry infill walls.  I have heard of some road closures, one of
> which is
> due to some grating that fell out.
>
> Charlie Griffes
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Samir Ghosn [SMTP:sghosn(--nospam--at)harris-assoc.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 12:14 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Re: 6.2+ earthquake in Seattle
> >
> > News
> > It has been reported on CNN that the magnitude is 7.0  The CNN
> clip shows
> > people in panic.  Is there any body in Seatlle that can give more
> info on
> > what is the extent of Damage being reported localy??
> > Samir Ghosn, P.E.
> > Harris & Associates
> > At 11:34 AM 2/28/2001 -0800, you wrote:
> > >   News being shown in So. Cal. shows alot of used  brick in the
> streets
> > >from the unreinforced brick buildings.
> > >Williston "Bill" L. Warren, IV -  S.E.
> > >Structural Engineering SOLutions
> > >Newport Beach,  California
> >
> >
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