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Oregon could experience a magnitude-8.7 or larger earthquake in the next 50 years.
This webinar will present key findings in a case study by the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council (MMC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences that estimates the benefits of a seismically resilient runway at Portland International Airport (PDX).
Using NIBS’ groundbreaking Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves research, MMC found that an upgraded resilient runway at PDX could:
MMC published four editions of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves study between 2005 to 2019. It found that mitigation saves up to $13 per $1 invested (national average) across multiple kinds of disasters and a wide variety of approaches. These include adopting up-to-date building codes, exceeding codes, and retrofitting existing private- and public-sector buildings, utilities, and transportation infrastructure. The PDX case study extends Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves by shedding light on the fragility and the value of resilient air transportation.
Chief, Resilience Services Branch (A), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
President & CEO, NIBS
Chief Operating Officer, Port of Portland
Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves Principal Investigator, Principal of SPA Risk