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Executive Order 12941: Seismic Safety of Existing Federally Owned or Leased Buildings - Its History, Content and Objectives.


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Todd, D. R.

EERI Regional Seminar Series. Kobe Earthquake: Impact on the Executive Order for Existing Buildings. EERI Technical Seminar. December 5, 1995, Alexandria, VA, 1-4 pp, 1995.

Keywords:

building technology; earthquakes; Executive Order; existing buildings; federal buildings; seismic evaluation; seismic rehabilitation; seismic standards; seismic upgrading

Abstract:

Work by the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction (ICSSC) is expected to lead to the eventual development of a systematic program of seismic upgrading for Federally owned buildings. Steps that have been taken to date include (1) the development of seismic evaluation and rehabilitation standards, (2) the drafting of an Executive Order which adopts the technical standards and calls for a seismic inventory and cost estimate, and (3) the issuance of guidance on how to efficiently and consistently inventory Federally owned buildings and how to estimate the costs of mitigating unacceptable seismic risks. The inventory and cost estimates will be forwarded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by December 1, 1998. FEMA will use the data to assess the costs and impacts of a wide variety of potential seismic risk mitigation programs. By December 1, 2000, FEMA will report to Congress on the most economically feasible program for achieving acceptable levels of seismic safety in its approximately half-million owned buildings.