Interested if anyone here has attended this class and found it to be useful...or if the information given is easily accessible elsewhere. Thanks!
Phinney Neighborhood Assoc Seismic Retrofit Class(3 posts)
I took the class 3 to 4 years ago. I found it worth the price. I'm sure the information is available somehow through Project Impact at DPD or else where on the web... but the PNA class makes it seem so straight forward, they had all the forms and info there, I would spend the money.
Also - as it turned out our house foundation is not one of the standard two types that have pre-approved retrofit designs and formulations. (There may be more standard ones from which to select now). However, at the class, they had representatives from a number of engineering and retrofit firms. I hired an engineering firm and for about $250 they gave me the DPD ready plans and instructions.
The class was still really useful, because they'd talked about various tips/tricks etc that then made implementing those plans reasonably simple.
One distinction that didn't get into my brain in class... there is a HUGE difference between an impact drill and an impact hammer. Yeah... okay... that was at the start of our restoring the house, and I'm a bunch smarter about tools now, but. You want an impact hammer if you're drilling into your foundation. I promise.
I've heard good things about this class, friends said it was worthwhile and gave them the courage to tackle retrofitting themselves.
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