Resilient Design & Retrofit

SP3 enables engineers to consider damage and loss reduction directly in the design process, to achieve more resilient buildings.

SP3 for Design

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Advanced Seismic Risk Assessment (PML+)

SP3 provides a consistent and credible method for a seismic risk assessment report. SP3 provides the basic results needed for a PML study, and unique additional building-specific risk information.

SP3 for PML+



SP3 provides high-fidelity building-specific vulnerability curves. These can be used for an owner to negotiate insurance premiums and for an insurance company to better understand building-specific risk.

SP3 for Insurance

SP3 is Comprehensive & Credible

SP3 distills years of cutting-edge research to equip engineers to comprehensively assess seismic damage, loss, and building repair time.

SP3 is Fast

SP3 provides a streamlined workflow to give results in hours (rather than days or weeks), with the ability to refine the analysis at any step.

SP3 is Transparent

SP3 is based on the open-source FEMA P-58 methodology, providing unprecedented transparency for the basis of the risk assessment.

SP3 is Building-Specific Risk

SP3 provides building-specific risk information, rather than predictions based on a general class of buildings. Refine your building model to get tailored insights or perform sensitivity studies.

SP3 is Standardized

SP3 provides a standardized analysis method that is consistent and repeatable, being backed by the comprehensive FEMA P-58 component damageability database which is based on the past 30 years of structural engineering research.

Customer Spotlight

SP3 is a next generation seismic risk assessment tool that allows the user to quickly and efficiently perform a FEMA P58 seismic risk evaluation incorporating a high level of detail that quantifies expected repair costs, recovery time, and casualties.

Russell A. McLellan Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

SP3 represents a genuine advancement in the set of tools available to structural engineers whose practice includes seismic risk assessment and mitigation.

Saif Hussain, SE, CEO Seismic Structures International

With SP3, the lending and sales industry will get state-of-the art earthquake science and structural performance modeling in a prepopulated, automated, format that is quick and relatively inexpensive for the consulting structural engineer to use.

Eric Von Berg, CMB Newmark Realty Capital, Inc.

SP3 opens the door for using FEMA P58 to engineers and adds a valuable toolbox to design offices. The input tabs are intuitive and user friendly. The support group is helpful and knowledgeable.

Amir Gilani, PhD, SE Miyamoto International, Inc.


Seismic Performance Prediction Program Logo Mar 12 2018

Structure Magazine published an article by Mr. Ronald Hamburger and Haselton Baker Risk Group Founders Dr. Curt Haselton and Dr. Jack Baker. This article, “Resilient Design and Risk Assessment using FEMA P-58 Analysis”, presents the FEMA P-58 Method, highlights some of the recent updates to the Method, and presents case studies detailing how the Method is being used now to design resilient buildings. You can read the article here.

Seismic Performance Prediction Program Logo Feb 22 2018

Dr. Haselton participated in the California Earthquake Authority Research Forum “Innovation in Earthquake Risk Assessment: How Technology is Changing the Industry.” Specifically Dr. Haselton sat as a panel member for the “Role and Practical Application of Technology in Assessing Expected Performance of Houses”; he shared how SP3 can be used in the assessment of wood light-frame buildings and the new SP3 Building-Specific Risk Model. You can find the presentation for the CEA Forum here.

Seismic Performance Prediction Program Logo Feb 13 2018

Dr. Haselton and the HB Risk team presented a “White Paper on Expected Seismic Performance of New Building-Code-Compliant Buildings in California.” This paper contrasts the performance of code-compliant buildings at different locations in California showing that new buildings in California are safe but disposable. This paper also contrasts code-compliant building performance with resiliently designed buildings. You can view the white paper here.

Seismic Performance Prediction Program Logo Dec 12 2017

In the 5th and final installment in our webinar series Dr. Haselton and Edward Almeter presented a webinar looking in more detail at risk assessment of buckling-restrained braced-frame (BRBF) buildings. This webinar summarized the research and the new SP3 technologies stemming from this project, which now enable more advance assessment and resilient design of BRBF buildings. This technology has just been released and is not yet in the online SP3 system, so if you have a BRBF project and you want to leverage this new technology now, please contact the SP3 team and we would be happy to work with you on your project. You can watch the webinar here or view the slides from the webinar here.

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