As the CoreFirst system is a “drop-in” seismic retrofit solution, rather than a conventional upgrade (or complete rebuild), only a temporary disturbance is caused to the building and its operations, enabling business as usual to resume 90 days after construction begins. Very little waste is created, the existing structure is significantly strengthened, and a building can be used safely for generations to come. Reuse–or continued use–of an existing building is the most sustainable option in construction.
Supporting a community in crisis.
In the case of a non-seismic catastrophic situation, CoreFirst cartridges can provide crucial shelter, communications and first aid for community members who reside near a CoreFirst-enhanced school or commercial building.