Proceedings of a Workshop on Developing and Adopting Seismic Design and Construction Standards for Lifelines.
Proceedings of a Workshop on Developing and Adopting
Seismic Design and Construction Standards for Lifelines.
Dikkers, R. D.; Chung, R. M.; Mohraz, B.; Lew, H. S.;
Wright, R. N.
NISTIR 5907; 345 p. October 1996.
Sponsor:Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-115794
lifelines; seismic design; construction; standards;
electrical power; telecommunications; transportation;
The recommendations for developing and adopting seismic
design and construction standards for lifelines
presented in this report were prepared in response to
Public Law 101-614, the National Earthquake Hazard
Reduction Program (NEHRP) Reauthorization Act. The
recommendations were based on inputs from experts in
research and practice of lifeline earthquake engineering
in private and public sectors; the Technical Council on
Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of the American Society
of Civil Engineers; utility organizations; and local,
state, and federal government who participated in a
workshop in Denver, Colorado, September 25-27, 1991.
The workshop concluded that standards are needed to
reduce the vulnerability of lifelines to earthquakes,
and recommended the need to develop recommendations for
standards, encourage and support the adoption of these
recommendations by the standard organizations serving
the lifeline community, and to work with the lifeline
community to achieve their implementation. Parts of
these recommendations were included in the "Plan for
Developing and Adopting Seismic Design Guidelines and
Standards for Lifelines", FEMA 271, 5/96, submitted by
the Federal Emergency Management Agency to Congress in