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Sherman Earthquake Retrofit Proceeds on Schedule

The Sherman Hall earthquake retrofit continues to proceed on schedule, with construction crews presently working on strengthening and insulating the first floor walls and excavating under the building in preparation for foundation work.  Work is presently on schedule for completion in August in preparation for Fall move ins. 

Sherman Hall is the 9th earthquake retrofit project performed by the Berkeley Student Cooperative, and is financed half by donations and half by member fees.  Although the City of Berkeley does not yet require retrofitting of most older buildings, as a progressive landlord the BSC plans to retrofit at least one building every summer to improve member safety and limit potential damage in upcoming earthquakes. 

Donations to the BSC helps lessen the cost of retrofitting to members and keeps the Co-ops affordable.  Donations may be made online or via contacting Madeleine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.