The Non-Profit Develops Rating Systems for Building Performance During Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – September 21, 2016 – West Sacramento’s Clark Pacific, one of the nation’s leading suppliers of architectural and structural prefabricated concrete solutions, is honored to announce their partnership with the United States Resiliency Council (USRC) as a sustaining silver member.
Dedicated to designing, manufacturing and building resilient buildings, Clark Pacific, brings over 50 years of construction and engineering experience. “Clark Pacific is exactly the type of company we want to become a part of the USRC,” said Evan Reis, the USRC’s co-founder and Director. “They will bring a valuable perspective to the USRC with more than 50 years’ experience developing solution for buildings in seismically active areas.”
Clark Pacific’s self-righting precast hybrid moment frame system incorporates the latest seismic technology (developed over the last fifteen years), and is deemed by leading California structural engineers to be one of the best performing lateral resistance systems available today.
“Designing for resilience and survivability is one of the first and most important considerations for sustainable building,” said Don Clark, Clark Pacific’s co-owner and president. “We support the USRC in its collective effort to quantify and communicate the value of resilience to designers, builders, and owners, and ultimately create more resilient communities for us all.”
Clark Pacific will work to help the USRC meet its core objectives to provide information to increase market demand for better performing buildings, develop consensus about ratings by bringing together diverse stakeholders and technical experts, promote integrity, stability, consistency and transparency of rating systems and educate and advocate for safe buildings and a better public understanding of building performance.
For their first collaborative education activity, the USRC and Clark Pacific are partnering to host a four-part Webinar series: The Case for Resilient Design, which runs through mid-November. The series is aimed at educating engineers, architects and owners on the value of resilient based design, how to easily and efficiently predict building performance and the financial return and why resilience is good for business. In addition, project engineers will present case studies on their resilient design projects. To learn more about the Webinar series and to register please visit: http://www.clarkpacific.com/product/resilient-design
About Clark Pacific
With over 50 years of experience, Clark Pacific is a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of high-performance, resilient prefabricated concrete building systems that include stadiums, office buildings, hotels, residential towers, and parking structures. Prefabricated concrete solutions present the ideal solution for speed to market, enhanced durability, aesthetics, energy efficiency and superior seismic performance while also being very economical to produce, erect and maintain. Focusing its development efforts throughout California, the firm partners with owners and design teams through every step of a project, from initial design through construction to completion. Visit www.clarkpacific.com for more information.
The U.S. Resiliency Council envisions a world in which building performance in earthquakes and other natural hazards is understood. Its mission is to establish and implement meaningful rating systems that describe the performance of buildings during earthquakes and other natural hazard events, to educate the general public to understand these risks, and to thereby improve societal resilience. The USRC includes 64 Founding Members made up of the leading professional organizations in earthquake and structural engineering, many large and small structural engineering firms, architects, contractors and hardware and software suppliers. For more information, please visit www.usrc.org.