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NW Seismic was started in 2009 by brothers, Michael and John Wieber. Our mission is to retrofit as many residential and commercial structures as possible so as to avoid the potential catastrophic damages that a seismic event (which is imminent and likely here in our home town of Portland, OR) could inflict. We are experts and have over 30 years of combined experience in the design & installation of our custom seismic retrofits for residential and commercial clients alike. Don’t trust the safety of your home and family to just anyone… trust an expert!
The New Yorker published this article on July 20th, entitled An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.
Excerpt: When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh. Earthquakes are common in Japan—that one was the third of the week—and the participants were, after all, at a seismology conference. Then everyone in the room checked the time. Read More »
Welcome to NW Seismic!
Seismic retrofitting, or earthquake retrofitting, is technical work and involves more than just foundation bolting. Seismic retrofitting, depending on the type of building construction, involves foundation anchors (or foundation bolts), shear panels, and framing connectors, which must all be installed to specific engineered standards in order to achieve the desired result.