Earthquake Publications: Building Designers, Managers and Regulators

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Below are links to the FEMA Library records for earthquake publications of interest to seismic design and construction professionals. Following the publications are links to several tools of use to this audience. Looking for additional publications?

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Publications

Residential

TitleNumber
Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and ConstructionFEMA 232

 

New Buildings

TitleNumber
Design Guide for Improving Hospital Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds: Providing Protection to People and BuildingsFEMA 577
Design Guide for Improving School Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High WindsFEMA 424
Designing for Earthquakes: A Manual for ArchitectsFEMA 454
Earthquake-Resistant Design Concepts: An Introduction to the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other StructuresFEMA P-749
NEHRP Recommended Provisions and Commentary for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures. 2003 EditionFEMA 450
NEHRP Recommended Provisions: Design ExamplesFEMA 451
NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures: Training and Instructional MaterialsFEMA 451B
NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures. 2009 EditionFEMA P-750
Quantification of Building Seismic Performance FactorsFEMA P695

 

Existing Buildings

TitleNumber
Engineering Guideline for Incremental Seismic RehabilitationFEMA P-420
Global Topics Report on the Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of BuildingsFEMA 357
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospital BuildingsFEMA 396
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hotel/Motel BuildingsFEMA 400
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Multifamily Apartment BuildingsFEMA 398
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Office BuildingsFEMA 397
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Retail BuildingsFEMA 399
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of School Buildings, K-12FEMA 395
NEHRP Handbook of Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing BuildingsFEMA 172
Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of BuildingsFEMA 356
Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook. Second EditionFEMA 154
Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: Supporting Documentation. Second EditionFEMA 155
Seismic Rehabilitation of Federal Buildings: A Benefit/Cost Model. Volume 1: A User's ManualFEMA 255
Seismic Rehabilitation of Federal Buildings: A Benefit/Cost Model. Volume 2: Supporting DocumentationFEMA 256
Seismic Rehabilitation Training for One- and Two-Family Dwellings: Program and Slide PresentationsFEMA P-593
Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing BuildingsFEMA 547
Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings. Volume 1: Summary. Second EditionFEMA 156
Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings. Volume 2: Supporting Documentation. Second EditionFEMA 157
Unreinforced Masonry Buildings and Earthquakes: Developing Successful Risk Reduction ProgramsFEMA P-774

 

Nonstructural Components

TitleNumber
Installing Seismic Restraints for Duct and PipeFEMA 414
Installing Seismic Restraints for Electrical EquipmentFEMA 413
Installing Seismic Restraints for Mechanical EquipmentFEMA 412
Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage—A Practical Guide, Fourth EditionFEMA E-74
Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage: A Practical Guide. Third EditionFEMA 74
Seismic Considerations for Steel Storage Racks Located in Areas Accessible to the PublicFEMA 460

 

Lifelines

TitleNumber
Collocation Impacts on the Vulnerability of Lifelines during Earthquakes with Applications to the Cajon Pass, CaliforniaFEMA 226
Collocation Impacts on the Vulnerability of Lifelines during Earthquakes with Applications to the Cajon Pass, California: Study OverviewFEMA 221
Earthquake Resistant Construction of Electric Transmission and Telecommunication Facilities Serving the Federal GovernmentFEMA 202
Earthquake Resistant Construction of Gas and Liquid Fuel Pipeline Systems Serving or Regulated by the Federal GovernmentFEMA 233
Inventory of Lifelines in the Cajon Pass, CaliforniaFEMA 225
Seismic Vulnerability and Impact of Disruption of Lifelines in the Conterminous United StatesFEMA 224

 

Performance-Based Design

TitleNumber
Action Plan for Performance Based Seismic DesignFEMA 349
Effects of Strength and Stiffness Degradation on Seismic ResponseFEMA P440A
Improvement of Nonlinear Static Seismic Analysis ProceduresFEMA 440
Interim Testing Protocols for Determining the Seismic Performance Characteristics of Structural and Nonstructural ComponentsFEMA 461
Next-Generation Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines: Program Plan for New and Existing BuildingsFEMA 445

 

Special Construction Types—Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Buildings

TitleNumber
Evaluation of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings: Basic Procedures ManualFEMA 306
Evaluation of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings: Technical ResourcesFEMA 307
The Repair of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall BuildingsFEMA 308

 

Special Construction Types—Steel Moment-Resisting-Frame Buildings

TitleNumber
A Policy Guide to Steel Moment-Frame ConstructionFEMA 354
Recommended Postearthquake Evaluation and Repair Criteria for Welded Steel Moment-Frame BuildingsFEMA 352
Recommended Seismic Design Criteria for New Steel Moment-Frame BuildingsFEMA 350
Recommended Seismic Evaluation and Upgrade Criteria for Existing Welded Steel Moment-Frame BuildingsFEMA 351
Recommended Specifications and Quality Assurance Guidelines for Steel Moment-Frame Construction for Seismic ApplicationsFEMA 353
Seismic Design Criteria for Steel Moment-Frame StructuresFEMA 355CD

 

Special Construction Types—Tsunami Resistant Construction

TitleNumber
Guidelines for Design of Structures for Vertical Evacuation from TsunamisFEMA P646

 

Special Construction Types—Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

TitleNumber
Unreinforced Masonry Buildings and Earthquakes: Developing Successful Risk Reduction ProgramsFEMA P-774

 

Tools

  • Building Codes Toolkit
    Guidance and tools on building codes for property owners, engineers and design professionals, building codes officials, and the general public

  • HAZUS
    FEMA's methodology for estimating potential losses from disasters
  • Seismic Rehabilitation Cost Estimator (SRCE)
    Archived program files for calculating cost estimates for the seismic rehabilitation of buildings
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03/20/2015 - 17:02
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