College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Phil Barlow, College of Architectural and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Seismically retrofitting a residential home not only protects the homeowner, but also helps them prepare for the future. Needless to say, many older homes are not up to the 2018 International Residential Code. As a result, many owners are uninformed about how much it will cost to retrofit their home and what changes will have to be made. The solution for this is determining a cost per square foot ratio that will help homeowners calculate an estimate for the retrofit of their home. Additionally, it is important to break this cost down into what specific changes need to be made. Those without construction backgrounds will then have a better understanding of where the costs are going. By forming this estimate and putting it into explicit terms, it will better educate homeowners and help them knowingly participate throughout the process. This is an important solution to a prevalent problem that can be integrated into the construction community to help bridge the gap between contractor and owner. This is not only beneficial for homeowners, but also contractors, as they can spend less time explaining the process, and simply perform the work with ease.

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