Executive Order 12941: Seismic Safety of Existing Federally Owned or Leased Buildings - Its History, Content and Objectives.
Executive Order 12941: Seismic Safety of Existing
Federally Owned or Leased Buildings - Its History,
Content and Objectives.
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.
building technology; earthquakes; Executive Order;
existing buildings; federal buildings; seismic
evaluation; seismic rehabilitation; seismic standards;
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.