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  • Seismic Mapping
    ASTM Revives Seismic Standards:  Anything Earthshaking You Should Know?
    There may not be “a whole lot of shakin’ going on” when it comes to seismic standards, but recent ASTM updates to the Standard Guide for Seismic Risk Assessment of Buildings (E2026-16a) and the Standard Practice for Probable
    Maximum Loss (PML) Evaluations for Earthquake Due-Diligence Assessments (E2557-16a) could still significantly impact you and your business.
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    Sep. 19 2019 - Greg Bailey
  • Seismic Mapping
    Update to Seismic Mapping Causes Tremors in Industry
    In July, 2014, the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) announced that it has updated its national seismic hazard maps for the continental United States. This mapping is a graphic representation of the best and most current understanding of where future earthquakes will occur, how often they will occur, and how hard the ground will likely shake as a result (known as Peak Ground Acceleration, or PGA). According to the USGS, the new hazard maps are to be made available in late September, 2014.
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    Sep. 16 2019 - Greg Bailey