2004 - Seismic Retrofit Program

The association partners with UBC to assist government with the implementation of a seismic upgrading program for BC schools.

A team of technical experts develops the Seismic Retrofit Guidelines – innovative, performance-based technical guidelines that allow users to effectively and consistently determine the seismic risk of an existing building, and optimize the extent of new structural components required to achieve a life-safety seismic performance.

Since its initiation, this program’s award-winning technology and standards have enabled the upgrading of over 168 schools in active seismic zones across the province. In addition, the guidelines have been expanded to support the upgrading of other critical infrastructure across the province and internationally.