Guidelines and Procedures for Implementation of the Executive Order on Seismic Safety of New Construction.
Guidelines and Procedures for Implementation of the
Executive Order on Seismic Safety of New Construction.
Todd, D. R.; Bieniawski, A. S.
NISTIR 4852; ICSSSC RP 2.1-A; 26 p. June 1992.
Sponsor:Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB92-205343
building construction; earthquakes; safety; agency
seismic safety coordinator; earthquake hazard; Executive
Order on Seismic Safety; Federal agencies; guidelines;
new construction; seismic safety; seismic design
Executive Order 12699, "Seismic Safety of Federal and
Federally Assisted or Regulated New Building
Construction", was signed by the President to further
the goals of Public Law 95-124, the "Earthquake Hazards
Reduction Act of 1977", as amended. These guidelines
and procedures for implementing the Order have been
prepared and endorsed by consensus of the Interagency
Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction. The
Executive Order applies only to new construction. All
buildings owned, leased constructed, assisted (through
such methods as loans, grants, or guarantees of loans),
or regulated by the Federal government must conform to
the requirements of the Order. Each Federal agency is
independently responsible for ensuring appropriate
seismic design and construction standards are applied to
new construction under its purview. These guidelines
recommend that each agency name an agency seismic safety
coordinator to serve as a focal point for the agency's
seismic safety program. Guidelines for determining the
adequacy of local building codes are provided.
Recommended implementation procedures include requiring
written acknowledgement of agency seismic design and
construction requirements from the building architect,
engineer, contractor, and/or owner.