The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) has updated the prescriptive earthquake home retrofit plan set! We are now using an updated drawing plan set that has been approved by the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) and uploaded to our website. The same plan set is already being used in several local jurisdictions, including Auburn, Bellevue, and King County. Visit WABO’s website for more home retrofit resources.
Unreinforced Masonry Retrofit Policy Development Update
DPD continues to evaluate the policy and program development for a mandatory unreinforced masonry (URM) seismic retrofit program. The URM Policy Committee has asked DPD to validate the inventory list of URMs that we identified before they make further policy recommendations.