SP3 enables engineers to consider damage and loss reduction directly in the design process, to achieve more resilient buildings.
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 distills years of cutting-edge research to equip engineers to comprehensively assess seismic damage, loss, and building repair time.
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 based on the open-source FEMA P-58 methodology, providing unprecedented transparency for the basis of the risk assessment.
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 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.
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 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
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.
Reaching Resilience Faster by Working Together. HBRG exhibited at this year’s resilience focused EERI Meeting. It was great seeing many of you there!
Our CEO Curt Haselton gave a webinar "Resilient Design & Risk Assessment Using the Quantitative & Building Specific FEMA P-58 Analysis Method" for the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA). The idea of resilient design has become popular over the last several years, however the method of achieving resilient buildings has not yet been widely agreed upon. Resilient design requires a risk assessment that is building-specific and site-specific, and must address both the structural and non-structural components in a building. This webinar explored how resilient design may be achieved using the FEMA P-58 Methodology; the slides are available here.
Our CEO Curt Haselton presented on "Safe But Disposable Buildings" at the November SEAONC South Bay Dinner. The building code has developed over decades to provide life-safety in the event of an earthquake, and has done so with great success. Even so, this has not addressed the limitation of repair cost or time and subsequently, we have seen that direct and indirect costs following a seismic event can be devastating to individuals and communities. Rather than designing just for safety alone, the design can be done to also limit repair costs and repair times, and it is being seen that this can potentially be done with minimal additional upfront investment. The slides from this presentation are available here.
Our engineer Katherine Wade presented Expected Performance of New Code-Compliant Buildings in California at the 2018 SEAOC Conference. This presentation examined the wide range of seismic performance that the current building code provides and contrasted it with enhanced and resilient-designed buildings. The slides from this presentation are available here.