Workshop #3 > Siezmic Strengthening

Wednesday, July 10  –  6:30 pm-8:45 pm


Waverly Heights Congregational United Church

3300 SE Woodward Street, Portland, OR 97202

Schedule Overview:

  • 6:30-6:40 pm > Arrival – registration, browse tables
  • 6:40-6:50 pm > Introductions
  • 6:50-7:20 pm > Speaker #1 – Carmen Merlo/PBEM
  • 7:20-8:20 pm > Speaker #2 – Jim Nicks/BDS
  • 8:20-8:45 pm > Q+A
  • 8:45-9:00 pm > Browse tables, connect with neighbors

Speaker #1 – Securing Your Living Environment > Carmen Merlo / Director, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Carmen will walk us through a typical living/work space identifying what items need to be secured down and ideas on how to secure them. Carmen will show us how she secured her own living space and will speak to the Home Hazard Hunt diagram by FEMA that will be provided at the event.  This information will be useful to all; apartment/condo dwellers, house dwellers, landlords and business owners.

Speaker #2 – BDS Residential Seismic Strengthening Program > Jim Nicks /Inspection Services Manager, Bureau of Development Services

Jim will speak about foundation connections and cripple wall bracing methods. His presentation will last approximately 1 hour. Bring all of your questions because Jim is the person who will be able to provide you with the best possible answers!


Light snacks and beverages available.

All are welcome. Limited on-site parking. Wheelchair accessible.


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