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.
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.
H. J. Degenkolb Associates, Engineers; Rutherford and
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
building technology; federal buildings; seismic
evaluation; rehabilitation; costs
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.