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Improving Community Resilience Through Public-Private Partnerships: The BORP Strategy

Structural Focus President and SAFEq Institute Managing Director, David Cocke, S.E., F. SEI, F. presented Improving Community Resilience Through Public-Private Partnerships: The BORP Strategy during the 2015 International Code Council (ICC) Global Conference held in Long Beach, California on September 28, 2015. The International Code Council is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.


David Cocke, S.E., F. SEI, F. ASCE, founded Structural Focus in Los Angeles in 2001 after 20 years at a previous firm in California. He is a registered structural engineer in a dozen states and has an expertise in seismic evaluation, historic preservation, retrofit design and new structural design. Some of David’s more notable projects include the Annenberg Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills, the Google Los Angeles headquarters, Red Bull North America headquarters, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple restoration in Los Angeles, multiple buildings at Dreamworks, Warner Bros., and Sony Pictures, and many others. In 2013, David co-founded and is the Managing Director of SAFEq Institute which serves as a resource for post-disaster inspections information and provides direct consulting services to government entities and business owners. He believes that preplanning and partnerships with Cities can greatly reduce business interruption after an earthquake or other disasters. That belief was the driving idea behind co-founding SAFEq Institute. David currently serves on the Board of Directors and Board of Governors of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and the Structural Engineers Institute respectively and has served on numerous Boards for the Structural Engineers Association in California, and on the Board of numerous preservation organizations.

Download the presentation here.

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