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 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

At the heart of performance-based engineering is communicating complex engineering ideas to the public and clients. SP3 enables us to do this through the automation of FEMA 58. Fantastic!

Kit Miyamoto, PhD, SE, CEO Miyamoto International, 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.

The application of FEMA P58 is going to have a transformative impact on the structural engineering profession's ability to communicate with clients and the public. The SP3 software makes the application of FEMA P58 as simple as it could possibly be - I have no hesitation in recommending its use to obtain a USRC Rating.

Ronald L. Mayes, Ph.D Simpson Gumpertz & Heger


Seismic Performance Prediction Program Logo Jun 27 2018

HB-Risk partnered with the University of Colorado, Boulder to benchmark and validate seismic vulnerability curves developed using the FEMA P-58 methodology with the SP3-RiskModel, and automations through the Risk Model Databases and Engines (with more information on the Risk Model available here. The executive summary of the results of this project is available here.

Seismic Performance Prediction Program Logo Jun 26 2018

SP3-SiteHazards Version 1.2 was released with the following updates. Improved readability and estimated values for Liquefaction, Landslide, Tsunami Inundation Zone, and Alquist Priolo Fault Zone. Detailed soil boring data maps for nearby sites is now included, showing color-coded Vs30 values. The prior event Shake Maps now provide quantitative site-specific mapped shaking values for PGA, PGV, Sa (T = 0.3s) and Sa (T= 1.0s). Ground shaking hazards are now reported for Site Classes D, B/C, and your specified site class (based on Vs30). Maps have been updated to reflect refinements of the California Geological Survey Maps released in February 2018!

Seismic Performance Prediction Program Logo Jun 25 2018

HB-Risk exhibited at the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Los Angeles, June 25th- 29th and presented at several sessions.

Seismic Performance Prediction Program Logo Jun 21 2018

HB-Risk announced the release of the new SP3-RiskModel software. This new software enables SP3 technology to be leveraged for every project, rather than only large and special projects. To accomplish this, the SP3-RiskModel provides extensive automation of the steps of the FEMA P-58 analysis process, to quickly produce a high-fidelity building- and site-specific seismic risk assessment. The SP3-RiskModel can be run with minimal inventory-type information (building location, type, etc.) and the analysis can refined using an extensive list of secondary modifiers when more information is available. This software is tailored for preliminary resilient design, advanced due-diligence assessments, and insurance risk applications. The early-adopter group of companies is forming now. These companies will get first access to the software, and the ability to guide further feature development. More information on the SP3-RiskModel can be found here.

SP3 In The Marketplace