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Evaluation and Strengthening Guidelines for Federal Buildings - Identification of Current Federal Agency Programs.


pdf icon Evaluation and Strengthening Guidelines for Federal Buildings - Identification of Current Federal Agency Programs. (6182 K)
H. J. Degenkolb Associates, Engineers; Rutherford and Chekene

NIST GCR 94-649; ICSSC TR-12; 150 p. March 1994.

Sponsor:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB94-176278

Keywords:

building technology; federal buildings; seismic evaluation; guidelines; mitigation

Abstract:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), by order of the President, is developing seismic evaluation and strengthening guidelines (Guidelines for Federal Buildings) for federally owned and leased buildings. The project is overseen by the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction (ICSSC) and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This report develops Task 1, the identification of seismic mitigation programs. The report includes a detailed work plan and schedule for the entire project, a list of ICSSC member contacts, the results of telephone conversations with all ICSSC committee members to identify existing seismic strengthening programs, the results of detailed meetings with seven federal agencies and four private sector organizations selected for in-depth study, and summaries of the performance objectives for all agencies and organizations. In addition, a discussion of the impact and use of ATC-28, "Development of Recommended Guidelines for Seismic Strengthening of Existing Buildings, Phase 1: Issues Identification and Resolution," for this project, excerpts of rapid screening and evaluation methods from various federal agencies, and a comprehensive list of references is included.