May 09, 2014
Hinman to Testify Before State Senate Committee
by Kim Gayo
On May 14, Evan Reis, Senior Managing Engineer with Hinman Consulting Engineers in San Francisco, will testify before the California Senate Insurance Committee on the value of a buildings rating system for natural and manmade perils such as earthquakes, hurricanes, fire and blast. Evan, a co-founder of the non-profit US Resiliency Council, will describe how building stakeholders, which include owners and tenants, buyers and sellers, lenders and insurers, and public policy makers, can make better, more informed decisions about building and community resilience, through the use of a credible, objective and market driven system that rates buildings according to the dimensions of survivability, reparability and livability. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30pm in Room 112 of the State Capitol.