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We believe that building-specific seismic risk can be better understood.

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Our Story

OUR STORY

We envision a world in which building-specific seismic risk is well understood. We believe that this will facilitate the design of resilient buildings and enable better decision making for pricing of mortgage and insurance risk.

Jack Baker and Curt Haselton have worked together for nearly two decades to quantify and reduce risk from earthquakes.

These activities have included fundamental research projects, technology transfer projects, and industry projects that utilize research tools in the real world.

Through this work, we observed that advanced seismic risk assessment methods were rarely utilized in structural engineering practice, and that the methods used in the insurance industry were class-based and not building-specific. While the relevant knowledge was available, there were no tools that enabled rapid assessments.

 

Given our research experiences and backgrounds, we saw a chance to address these problems.

 

When equipped with the tools to comprehensively assess building performance, we believe that structural designers can increase seismic resilience and that owners and insurers can better understand their risk and make better decisions.

 

We created the Haselton Baker Risk Group in 2014 to produce these analysis methods and software to enable cutting-edge resilient design and risk assessment using advanced building-specific risk assessment technologies.

 

We created the Haselton Baker Risk Group in 2014 to produce these analysis methods and software to enable cutting-edge resilient design and risk assessment using advanced building-specific risk assessment technologies.

 

Curt Haselton, Ph.D., P.E.
Co-Founder & CEO

Jack Baker, Ph.D.
Co-Founder