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This book will show the most effective ways to strengthen houses against earthquakes. Many poor strengthening methods now in use will NOT stop quake damage.
Thor Matteson, Structural Engineer
Berkeley, California
United States
1 Team Member
raised in 1 month
9% funded
No time left
$13,500 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on February 2, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $15USD
    Bronze: Recognition in book

    Show the world how much you care about saving your community from earthquakes, and receive glowing recognition! Contributors of amounts from $15 to $24.99 will be listed in a special section of the book dedicated to Bronze Level Sponsors.

    0 claimed
  • $20USD
    Bronze: Retrofit article

    An autographed reprint of Protect Your Home with a Basic Seismic Retrofit from Fine Homebuilding Magazine, issue #222; recognition in the book as a Bronze Level Sponsor

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2013
  • $25USD
    Silver: E-copy of book

    Recognition at the Silver Level Sponsor, PLUS: The $25 level gets you a PDF (or similar, depending on final options based on funding received) version of the book that you can print out or pass on to your friends.

    2 claimed
  • $50USD
    Gold: E-copy of book

    Same as for $25 perk, with Gold Level Sponsor listing.

    0 claimed
  • $55USD
    Gold: signed Shear Wall Guide

    Your own autographed copy of Wood-Framed Shear Wall Construction--an Illustrated Guide. List price is $45; total with tax and shipping would be about $55--and I cover the tax and shipping! Listing as Gold Level Sponsor.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2013
  • $65USD
    Gold: signed Shear Wall Guide

    Same as for the $55 perk, but for procrastinators or generous donors.... Plus listing as Gold Level Sponsor

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2013
  • $100USD
    Platinum: Paper and E-books

    This perk gives you an autographed GENUINE PAPER copy of the Retrofit Book that you can hold in your hands, write on, take under your house for reference, or use to shim the front of a tall bookshelf to make it less likely to fall during an earthquake! And of course recognition in the book as a Platinum Level Sponsor.

    4 claimed
  • $250USD
    Iridium: Paper and E-books

    Same as the $100 perk, but with listing as an Iridium Level Sponsor.

    1 claimed
  • $500USD
    Osmium: Paper and E-books

    Same as the $100 perk, but with listing as an Osmium Level Sponsor.

    1 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Unobtanium: Paper and E-books

    Same as the $100 perk, but with listing as an Unobtanium Level Sponsor

    0 claimed
  • $2,000USD
    Earthshaker: House Evaluation

    Guided tour of your very own crawlspace, up to 4 hours (Limited to Alameda and CC Counties, some health and safety restrictions apply--add $500 for SF or Marin County; add $1,000 for greater SF Bay Area; contact me for other areas in CA--sorry, not yet licensed outside CA). Bring along up to 6** family members or friends! Listing in book as an Earthshaker Level Sponsor, copies of book. **Number in party may be limited by space, and the enthusiasm of your family and friends.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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