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Thank you for attending the Third Annual Buildings At Risk Earthquake Loss Reduction Summit on October 8, 2013. 

Here's what attendees had to say: 
  • Attendees strongly believed this conference was worth their time and money and would come again to future programs.
  • Thanks for elaborating the practical solutions to the problems that require the stakeholders' attention!
  • Excellent diversity of panel speakers and moderators- engaging and well moderated.
  • Interesting mix of politics
  • Insurance & business recovery discussions were especially interesting.
Help SEAOSC & SEAONC keep "The Buzz" alive:
  • Share your thoughts and lessons learned on our social media: Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn 
  • The more folks that join the discussion, the more awareness we can build! 
  • Lead by example to help others understand what can be done proactively to protect your buildings.
Los Angeles Times Articles:
  • Have you been following the recent Los Angeles Times articles about retrofitting and earthquakes?
  • Topics include Councilman Tom LaBong's study of at-risk buildings, concrete buildings that may collapse, LA's earthquake retrofit law, and more. 


Los Angeles:  view the album to see if we caught you raising your hand. Please upload your own photos and "Like" our page too! 

San Francisco: view the album
Next year:
If you are interested in participating in future Building At Risk events, please contact us






Los Angeles, California:
October 8, 2013 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Keynote Speaker: Mark Ghilarducci, CAL OES Director and Homeland Security Advisor to Gov. Brown

San Francisco, California:
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Delancey Street Foundation
600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Keynote Speaker: Naomi Kelly, San Francisco City Administrator

CLICK HERE to see the extensive roster of speakers for the BAR Summit agenda, including government officials, financial experts, and building owners!

When the ground starts shaking during the next earthquake, will your building be resilient and safe so that you and your organization can bounce back?

Attend the 2013 Buildings at Risk Summit to learn how to best prepare your buildings to withstand and recover from California's next major earthquake. Showcasing experts and policy-makers, the Summit will address single-building solutions as well as the "whole-community approach" implemented in cities across the state.

This premiere annual structural seismic safety summit is a precursor to the "Great California ShakeOut" and serves to not only increase the awareness of seismic risk, but spur action. The sessions will stress the benefit of mitigation, best practices from the state's experts, and encourage synergy among those working to build a more resilient community and economy.

Who Should Attend:

This cross-disciplinary Summit will benefit diverse attendees:
  • Public Officials will learn best practices for feasible and effective policy to build resilience.
  • Building Owners and Managers will learn strategies to retain asset value and techniques to protect their tenants & investments.
  • Owners of Institutional and Public Buildings will learn how to optimize their role in community-wide resilience through approaches to address building performance.
  • Business Owners and Corporate Risk Managers will explore the relative effectiveness of continuity planning vs. location selection vs. insurance.
  • Insurance Industry Representatives will gain insight for refining exposure and expanding offerings, while networking across industries.
  • Emergency Managers & First Responders will gain insight for planning response, building preparedness, and prioritization of post-event resources.
  • Engineers and Architects will gain the perspective of varied stakeholders.

Be sure to register early as last years event was sold out!

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Be a part of the solution! Support the BAR Summit so that, together, we can build a safer California.  Click here to find out how you can be involved in California's premiere structural seismic safety event.

This event is made possible by the following sponsors:

           mitek        icc-es

This event is also sponsored by:

     iapmo ues    saunders seismic construction    California Earthquake Authority CoreBrace



2013 Agenda







CONTACT INFO:Main Contacts & Steering Committee
Lynn Hanger, SEAOSC Executive Director
Phone: 562-908-6131 . Fax: 562-692-3425 . E-mail:


 2012 Buildings At Risk Summit Event


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