Title An action plan for reducing earthquake hazards of existing buildings
Author United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency
Publisher United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency (1985)
Abstract One of the tasks identified in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Five-Year Plan for Fiscal Years 1985-1989 is the resolution of problems related to hazardous buildings in active seismic zones. A workshop held in Tempe, Arizona, during March of 1985, attracted 50 seismic safety experts who proposed a five-part plan including: technical and engineering requirements; public policy, legal, and financial strategies; special requirements for historic buildings; multihazard assessment; and information transfer and dissemination. Five-year objectives, various necessary tasks, a recommended schedule for completion, and issues concerning costs and funding sources are presented for each element. The plan suggests several actions to be initiated as soon as possible: identification of local jurisdictions that are likely candidates for early implementation of hazard reduction programs; preparation of standard building inventory and building evaluation methods; development of historic building importance classification systems; and determination of the characteristics and extent of public and private, institutional and individual legal liability.
Description: FEMA 90
Subject: Structural design
Public policy
Information transfer
Cultural preservation
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10590/6197
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