Earthquake Publications: Building Codes and Seismic Rehabilitation

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Below are links to FEMA earthquake publications and tools related to building codes for new structures and to the seismic rehabilitation of existing structures. Publication links access the FEMA Library record for the respective document. Looking for additional publications? Visit the Index of Earthquake Publications.

Publications

Building Codes for New Structures

TitleNumber
A Policy Guide to Steel Moment-Frame ConstructionFEMA 354
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
Earthquake-Resistant Design Concepts: An Introduction to the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other StructuresFEMA P-749
Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and ConstructionFEMA 232
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
Next-Generation Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines: Program Plan for New and Existing BuildingsFEMA 445
Promoting the Adoption and Enforcement of Seismic Building Codes: A Guidebook for State Earthquake and Mitigation ManagersFEMA 313
Recommended Seismic Design Criteria for New Steel Moment-Frame BuildingsFEMA 350
Seismic Considerations for Communities at RiskFEMA 83
Seismic Design Criteria for Steel Moment-Frame StructuresFEMA 355CD



Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Structures

TitleNumber
A Policy Guide to Steel Moment-Frame ConstructionFEMA 354
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
Earthquake Safety Guide for HomeownersFEMA 530
Engineering Guideline for Incremental Seismic RehabilitationFEMA P-420
Financial Incentives for Seismic Rehabilitation of Hazardous Buildings – An Agenda for Action. Volume 1: Findings, Conclusions and RecommendationsFEMA 198
Financial Incentives for Seismic Rehabilitation of Hazardous Buildings – An Agenda for Action. Volume 2: State and Local Case Studies and RecommendationsFEMA 199
Financial Incentives for Seismic Rehabilitation of Hazardous Buildings – An Agenda for Action. Volume 3: Applications WorkshopsFEMA 216
Global Topics Report on the Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of BuildingsFEMA 357
Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and ConstructionFEMA 232
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
Installing Seismic Restraints for Duct and PipeFEMA 414
Installing Seismic Restraints for Electrical EquipmentFEMA 413
Installing Seismic Restraints for Mechanical EquipmentFEMA 412
NEHRP Handbook of Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing BuildingsFEMA 172
Next-Generation Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines: Program Plan for New and Existing BuildingsFEMA 445
Plan for Developing and Adopting Seismic Design Guidelines and Standards for LifelinesFEMA 271
Planning for Seismic Rehabilitation: Societal IssuesFEMA 275
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
Recommended Seismic Evaluation and Upgrade Criteria for Existing Welded Steel Moment-Frame BuildingsFEMA 351
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
Seismic Design Criteria for Steel Moment-Frame StructuresFEMA 355CD
Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings: Strategic Plan 2005FEMA 315
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
Seismic Retrofit Incentive Programs: A Handbook for Local GovernmentsFEMA 254
Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing BuildingsFEMA 547
The Repair of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall BuildingsFEMA 308
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

 

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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12/16/2014 - 09:37
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