SP3 Overview

Request a Demo SP3 distills years of research into user-friendly software to enable a comprehensive building-specific seismic risk assessment in a matter of hours.

Advantages of SP3

FEMA - Department of Homeland Security

Implements FEMA P-58 to provide a rigorous and standardized process (with $16M to develop).

Broken ground

Automated look-up of soil and ground motion data.

FEMA - Department of Homeland Security

Near-instant predictions of structural responses.

Building

Building content pre-population algorithms.

Design Tools

Advanced functionality to capture and analyze the nuances of building specific features.

Design Tools

Fast computation and scalability.

Features

SP3 embeds all steps of the analysis process into a user-friendly software tool to make using the comprehensive FEMA P-58 assessment method more efficient.

Analysis Types

  • FEMA P-58 Analysis: Repair Costs, Repair Time, and Safety
  • U.S. Resiliency Council Rating: ASCE 31/41 Checklist Method
  • U.S. Resiliency Council Rating: FEMA P-58 Method
  • REDi Downtime Analysis

The SP3 analysis engine runs in the cloud and the average analysis run time is less than a minute.

Ground Motion Hazard

  • Automated Soil and USGS Hazard Data
  • Custom Hazard Inputs

Automated soil and hazard curve information eliminates the need for users to preform site-specific hazard analysis.

Structural Response

  • Automated Response Estimation Using the SP3 Structural Response Prediction Engine
  • User-Defined Responses from Response History Analysis

The embedded SP3 Structural Response Prediction Engine limits the need for typical structural analysis to be done. This enables a full FEMA P-58 analysis to be completed without a structural model for nearly all buildings.

Building Contents Automation

Pre-population algorithm for building contents allows users to quickly analyze building without having to manually input every partition wall and other common components.

Why does SP3 use the FEMA P-58 Methodology?

There are many benefits of using the FEMA P-58 Methodology:

  • FEMA P-58 is a rigorous approach to damage and loss analysis.
  • FEMA P-58 was developed in a 10-year study by the Applied Technology Council (funded by FEMA), leveraging decades of research and test data.
  • FEMA P-58 has a solid statistical basis.
  • FEMA P-58 is tailored to building-specific analysis, so it provides much more than other experience-based or judgment-based methods (e.g. you can see cause-and-effect of changes to the building).
  • FEMA P-58 quantifies building performance for all three important dimensions:
    • Losses [$]
    • Fatalities & injuries
    • Repair Time & red tagging
  • FEMA P-58 results provide useful information to communicate with building owners and other stakeholders.