Seismic strenghtening

Improving the seismic safety of PPS buildings is an important component of the school building improvement bond program and a priority for the District.

The 8-year school building improvement bond that Portland voters approved in November 2012 will seismically strengthen 38 schools by roof replacements, seismic rehabilitation, modernizations and incremental seismic improvement projects.

Modernized or replaced schools will be brought to current code/life safety standards.

Seismic Projects

Schools receiving seismic strengthening
Abernethy K-5 • Ainsworth K-5 • Alameda K-5 • Arleta K-8 • Beach K-8 • Beaumont MS • Benson HS • Beverly Cleary K-8 • Boise Eliot PK-8 • Buckman K-5 • Chief Joseph K-5 • Cleveland HS • Creative Science K-8 • Creston K-8 • Duniway K-5 • Grout K-8 • Hayhurst K-5 • Hosford MS • Jackson MS • James John K-5 • Jefferson HS • Lane MS • Llewellyn K-5 • MLC K-12 • Sabin PK-8 • Woodlawn PK-8

Schools receiving roof replacement/seismic bracing
Abernethy K-5 • Ainsworth K-5 • Alameda K-5 • Arleta K-8 • Beverly Cleary K-8 • Boise Eliot PK-8 • Buckman K-5 • Cleveland HS • Creative Science K-8 • Creston K-8 • Hayhurst K-5 • Hosford MS • James John K-5

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Incremental seismic strengthening includes:

  • Roof diaphragms
  • Strengthening wall to roof connections
  • Bracing parapets
  • Shear wall strengthening
  • Bracing unreinforced masonry
  • Reducing chimney height

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For more information about seismic improvements, contact: 503-916-2222 or email schoolmodernization@pps.net

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