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Utah County Elementary Schools Seismic Hazards Survey. Azimuth Engineering Amy Fredrickson Cody Hatch Ashley Blood. Problem Statement.

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Utah county elementary schools seismic hazards survey

Utah County Elementary Schools Seismic Hazards Survey

Azimuth Engineering

Amy Fredrickson

Cody Hatch

Ashley Blood


Problem statement
Problem Statement

  • Many geologists predict the near future will bring a major earthquake (M7.0) along the Wasatch Fault, which cuts through Utah County. Many school buildings in this county were built before seismic building codes were introduced, which puts schoolchildren at risk many hours each day.


Utah shakeout
Utah Shakeout

  • Study conducted by USSC (Utah Seismic Safety Commission) found that 60% of statewide schools are potentially at risk

  • April 17, 2013

  • Annual statewide earthquake drill

  • Over 800,000 registered participants


Building type
Building Type

C2: Concrete Shear Wall

PC1: Tilt-Up Construction

RM: Reinforced Masonry

URM: Unreinforced Masonry

S1: Steel Moment-Resisting Frame

S2: Steel Braced Frame

S4: Steel Frame with Cast-In-Place Concrete Walls

S5: Steel Frame with Unreinforced Masonry Fill

65% of schools are Reinforced Masonry









Rvs score results

Statewide RVS score results:

60% require further investigation

Utah County is performing far above

the state average

RVS Score results


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