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ICSSC Guidance on Implementing Executive Order 12941 on Seismic Safety of Existing Federally Owned or Leased Buildings.


pdf icon ICSSC Guidance on Implementing Executive Order 12941 on Seismic Safety of Existing Federally Owned or Leased Buildings. (1677 K)
Todd, D. R.; Bieniawski, A. S.

NISTIR 5734; 27 p. October 1995.

Sponsor:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-128103

Keywords:

building technology; buildings; cost estimate; earthquakes; Executive Order 12941; existing buildings; inventory; rehabilitation; seismic evaluation; seismic rehabilitation; seismic safety

Abstract:

In this guidance document, the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction (ICSSC) recommends appropriate approaches for Federal departments and agencies to use in implementing the inventorying and cost estimating requirements of Executive Order 12941. The inventories and cost estimates are to be submitted to FEMA by December 1, 1998. The ICSSC recommends that all Federally-owned buildings be included in an electronic inventory database of specified format. Buildings are to be identified as either exempt or non-exempt from the seismic standards adopted by the order. All exceptionally high risk buildings are to be seismically evaluated, and estimates of the cost of their rehabiliation developed. Additionally, agencies are to perform seismic evaluations on a representative sample of their non-high-risk, non-exempt buildings, and use this information to estimate the vulnerability of that population and the cost of achieving adequate seismic safety.