This Heritage Branch commissioned report provides a foundation for understanding the seismic risks to British Columbia’s heritage resources and offers actionable recommendations to address the issue. The report catalogues the state of seismic history and risk in British Columbia and provides case studies, both local and abroad, on different approaches to seismic rehabilitation. Read the report for a broad overview that helps British Columbians better understand the seismic risk our heritage resources face, and what rehabilitation options are available to improve public safety.
Please note that these documents are meant to be a broad overview, intended for a general audience, such as property owners and policy makers, as opposed to a technical document. They are not an in-depth evaluation of the effectiveness or merits of individual approaches or policies.
Katie Cummer, PhD CAHP, Cummer Heritage Consulting (CHC), on behalf of Heritage BC and the Provincial Heritage Branch.
This report provides comprehensive information on the state of seismic risk at present in British Columbia. It is relevant for heritage advocates, heritage property owners, and policy makers. It can and should be used to develop a case for seismic upgrades at the individual, community and municipal level.
Check out Heritage BC’s Calls to Action based on the report’s recommendations.