Advances in structural engineering, lessons learned from past earthquakes and scientific research have paved the way for construction techniques that better equip buildings to withstand a seismic event. Local and regional building codes now require all new buildings in seismically vulnerable regions to meet higher construction and safety standards. Seismic upgrades to older Seattle Masonry buildings allow for compliance to new codes and safe occupancy. Seismic construction services include all project phases. Many of these buildings are often occupied. We have worked on many buildings while remaining occupied and within budget parameters. We also have been key in obtaining permits from the department of neighborhoods and been crucial in the grant application process for seismic upgrades.