This is a FREE online course.
Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer on how to do home retrofit yourself, or be knowledgeable about the process when looking to hire a professional contractor to do the work. A retrofit expert will show you how to assess your home’s needs and how to use pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home. This class is intended for homes constructed prior to 1980 with concrete foundations and stemwalls.
Instructor Bio: Michelle Yee
Michelle Yee is a Territory Sales Manager for Simpson Strong-Tie, a company that innovates, tests, and manufacturer construction products that are recognized for helping structures resist seismic and high wind forces. Her role with Simpson is to educate and support the construction community of architects, engineers, building departments, contractors, building owners, and homeowners of the value of Simpson products.
She has spent the last 5 years actively engaged in providing Seismic Retrofit workshops to homeowners and contractors interested in upgrading their older wood-framed homes. Most recently, Michelle was instrumental in the process to update the Retrofit of Crawlspace Dwelling plan set (formerly known as Project Impact). She continues to be a driving force for helping communities strengthen their homes against future seismic events.
Home retrofit plans can be found here