How to prepare your home for an earthquake

05/11/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT




  • Free


Improving the chances of our older homes and buildings to survive an earthquake is a vital piece of preserving Portland's unique architectural fabric. This event is being offered at no cost because the AHC is committed to addressing this issue.

NEW SPEAKER! At this event, Bill Burgel, geologist and engineer, will explain the complex seismic fault lines that run through the Portland area and how buildings behave in an earthquake. Steve Gemmell, owner of Earthquake Tech, will describe the step-by-step procedure for bolting your house and other improvements that can help your house in a seismic event. Troy Noland, independent agent with Farmers Agency Insurance, will explain earthquake insurance options for homeowners.

Arrive early for coffee and pastries provided by Earthquake Tech.This lecture program is held at the Architectural Heritage Center - 701 SE Grand Avenue

Seating is Limited. Pre-Registration is Highly Recommended.

Parking is on-street (free on Saturdays) or in the parking lot on the west side of Grand Avenue between SE Yamhill and Belmont Streets - just to the north of the Urbanite. Thank you to Bolliger and Sons Insurance for sharing their lot with us for our evening and Saturday education programs.

While this event is free, at registration we hope you consider donating to support AHC's work to conserve Portland's unique architectural history.

Photo: Damaged house from the 1994 Northridge earthquake in California. Courtesy of FEMA.

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