HGE has successfully performed the seismic grant applications for projects on the Oregon Coast, securing the funding for these improvements thru the State’s Seismic Rehabilitation Program. This involved initial seismic evaluations, determining initial upgrades necessary, preparing the narrative, assisting with gathering usage data, completing the Benefit Cost Analysis and preparing the cost estimates. Upon securing the funding for the projects, HGE then prepares the final seismic upgrade drawings and specifications, prepared bid documents, administrated the bidding process, prepares owner-contractor agreements and subsequently oversees the construction.

The buildings are designed to resist earthquake loads to meet current code requirements – Life Safety status. That means that the building is not only being upgraded to meet current code requirements, allowing occupants to safely exit the building, but to also withstand such forces and remain functional afterwards.  This is a great benefit to the community, as many updated buildings can truly be designated as an area of refuge during a seismic event.