Food processors that own or plan to own properties in states susceptible to earthquakes need to familiarize themselves with the Earthquake Building Rating System, says design, engineering, construction and mechanical services contractor Stellar.

In a blog post, Stellar notes that the building rating system, launched by the United States Resiliency Council late last year, is the first reliable, consistent method to determine how susceptible buildings may be to earthquakes. It provides facility owners, insurance providers and engineers with a better understanding of how to prevent losses. The system offers reliable, consistent information about a building’s expected performance during an earthquake, says Stellar. 

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