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Evaluation and Strengthening Guidelines for Federal Buildings - Assessment of Current Federal Agency Evaluation Programs and Rehabilitation Criteria and Development of Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation.


pdf icon Evaluation and Strengthening Guidelines for Federal Buildings - Assessment of Current Federal Agency Evaluation Programs and Rehabilitation Criteria and Development of Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation. (7163 K)
H. J. Degenkolb Associates, Engineers; Rutherford and Chekene

NIST GCR 94-650; ICSSC TR-13; 175 p. March 1994.

Sponsor:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB94-181856

Keywords:

building technology; federal buildings; seismic evaluation; rehabilitation; costs

Abstract:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in accordance with Public Law 101-614, 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 2, (see Appendix A for complete scope of work) assessment of current federal agency evaluation programs and rehabilitation criteria and Task 3, development of typical costs for seismic rehabilitation. Part 1 of the Task 2 report includes a qualitative and quantitative comparison of six federal agency programs to the most recent versions of the NEHRP Evaluation Handbook and the NEHRP Techniques Handbook. Part 2 of the Task 2 report is an identification and assessment of rehabilitation criteria and program issues for the six federal programs, four private sector programs, RP-3, "Guidelines for Identification and Mitigation of Sesmically Hazardous Existing Federal Buildings" and the State of California program. Task 3 outlines a program to develop typical costs for seismic rehabilitation. It includes possible approaches for different levels of effort of such programs, including an outline of recommended scopes of work.