85 Bluxome: First Building in San Francisco Receives US Resiliency Council Rating
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Evan Reis | U.S. Resiliency Council
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 7, 2018)—The US Resiliency Council (USRC) announced today that it has awarded a Gold Rating to the new five-story office building in San Francisco’s South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood at 85 Bluxome Street. In response to growing community concerns about resilience, the USRC has established a rating system to evaluate the performance of buildings in response to earthquakes. The USRC rates buildings on three important metrics: safety, damage, and recovery, and provides a one- to five-star rating for each that can be easily understood by the public. The Gold Rating for 85 Bluxome was awarded for achieving five stars for safety and four stars for both damage and recovery, which indicates a higher expected performance compared to current building code requirements. The steel-framed building was developed by Bluxome Partners, LLC, designed by RIM Architects and ZFA Structural Engineers, and constructed by BCCI Construction Company...
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