Seismic Risk

The BBG team offers deep knowledge and extensive experience in structural engineering and seismic risk.

The group’s seismic risk practice provides seismic risk assessment (SRA) consulting to a broad range of clients.

Other services include equity SRA reports, Fannie Mae DUS and Small Balance reports, Freddie Mac SBL and conventional SRA reports, ASCE 41 Seismic evaluations, seismic policy and scope or work consulting for lenders, owners, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, seismic retrofit consulting and design services, and seismic risk peer review services.

The group’s structural consulting services include structural conditional assessments, structural specialty consulting for property condition assessments (for both equity and debt), structural forensic investigations, and engineering peer review services.

Clients Served

  • Commercial lenders
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • HUD
  • Institutional investors
  • Public REITS
  • Government agencies (GSA, VA, FDA)

Seismic Risk Practice 

  • Seismic Risk Assessment (SRA) consulting 
  • Equity SRA reports
  • Fannie Mae DUS and Small Balance SRA reports
  • Freddie Mac SBL and Conventional SRA reports
  • ASCE 41 Seismic Evaluations (HUD, GSA, VA, FDA)
  • Seismic Policy and Scope of Work consulting for lenders, owners, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Seismic Retrofit Consulting and Design Services
  • Seismic risk peer review services

Structural Consulting

  • Structural Condition Assessments (SCA)
  • Structural specialty consulting for Property Condition Assessments, equity and debt
  • Structural forensic investigations
  • Engineering peer review services

Service Leader

Joshua Marrow, P.E., SECB

Managing Director
Seismic & Structural Engineering

Mr. Marrow leads the seismic group and brings more than two decades of experience in structural engineering and seismic risk consulting. His expertise focuses on structural design for new and existing buildings, seismic risk assessments, structural/ forensic investigations and litigation consulting, and construction engineering.

Throughout his career, Mr. Marrow has conducted several thousand site-specific and portfolio seismic risk assessments. His experience includes forensics and litigation consulting, such as investigations into structural failures, construction and defect and budget analysis, and reviews of insurance claims for residential and commercial structures.

Mr. Marrow has participated in building code development committees for national and regional building code standards, served as the technical chair for a task group on seismic risk assessments, and authored seismic policies for lenders, investors and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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