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Seismic Damage

Blackstone is an industry leader in Seismic Risk Consulting with over 30 years of combined structural engineering and seismic risk experience. Our team of licensed seismic risk engineers have conducted thousands of seismic risk assessments of commercial properties throughout the seismically active regions of North and South America, Canada, and the US Virgin Island Territories. We provide Seismic Risk Assessment and Probable Maximum Loss services for a wide range of transactions and clients.

Our experienced engineering team is fully qualified under the updated E2016-16 and E2557-16 ASTM Standards and their seismic risk expertise and capabilities include: Transactional Seismic Risk Assessment reports in conformance with ASTM E2026-16 (Standard Guide for Seismic Risk Assessment of Buildings) and ASTM E2557-16 (Standard Practice for Probable Maximum Loss [PML] Evaluations for Earthquake Due Diligence Assessments)
  • Level 0 – Desktop investigations
  • Level 1 – Engineering investigations for lenders and owners
  • Level 2 and 3 – Sophisticated structural analysis with conceptual seismic retrofit schematic design
  • Tier 1 and 2 seismic evaluations using the American Society of Civil Engineers national standard ASCE 41-13 (Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings)
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Agency Seismic Reports
  • Acquisition Seismic Due Diligence
  • Disposition Seismic Due Diligence
  • Structural Condition Assessments and Remediation Design
  • HUD MAP Guide Multifamily Seismic Risk Evaluations using ASCE 41-13
  • US General Services Administration (GSA) and California Department of General Services (DGS) Government Tenants/Owners

Our clients include:

  • Property Owners
  • Developers
  • Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Portfolio Lenders
  • CMBS Lenders
  • CRE Brokers
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac
  • Alliance NRG Financing under the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program in Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Condominium Home Owners Associations (HOA) and Tenancy in Common (TIC) owners

For additional information:   Joshua Marrow, P.E. (CA, WA), SECB Senior Associate Director of Seismic | Structural Engineering (415) 549-3549 office (415) 730-5432 mobile jmarrow@blackstoneconsulting.com