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

Title Number
A Policy Guide to Steel Moment-Frame Construction FEMA 354
Earthquake Resistant Construction of Electric Transmission and Telecommunication Facilities Serving the Federal Government FEMA 202
Earthquake Resistant Construction of Gas and Liquid Fuel Pipeline Systems Serving or Regulated by the Federal Government FEMA 233
Earthquake-Resistant Design Concepts: An Introduction to the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures FEMA P-749
Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction FEMA 232
NEHRP Recommended Provisions and Commentary for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures. 2003 Edition FEMA 450
NEHRP Recommended Provisions: Design Examples FEMA 451
NEHRP Recommended Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures: Training and Instructional Materials FEMA 451B
NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures. 2009 Edition FEMA P-750
Next-Generation Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines: Program Plan for New and Existing Buildings FEMA 445
Promoting the Adoption and Enforcement of Seismic Building Codes: A Guidebook for State Earthquake and Mitigation Managers FEMA 313
Recommended Seismic Design Criteria for New Steel Moment-Frame Buildings FEMA 350
Seismic Considerations for Communities at Risk FEMA 83
Seismic Design Criteria for Steel Moment-Frame Structures FEMA 355CD



Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Structures

Title Number
A Policy Guide to Steel Moment-Frame Construction FEMA 354
Earthquake Resistant Construction of Electric Transmission and Telecommunication Facilities Serving the Federal Government FEMA 202
Earthquake Resistant Construction of Gas and Liquid Fuel Pipeline Systems Serving or Regulated by the Federal Government FEMA 233
Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners FEMA 530
Engineering Guideline for Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation FEMA P-420
Establishing Programs and Priorities for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings: Handbook FEMA 174
Establishing Programs and Priorities for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings: Supporting Report FEMA 173
Financial Incentives for Seismic Rehabilitation of Hazardous Buildings – An Agenda for Action. Volume 1: Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations FEMA 198
Financial Incentives for Seismic Rehabilitation of Hazardous Buildings – An Agenda for Action. Volume 2: State and Local Case Studies and Recommendations FEMA 199
Financial Incentives for Seismic Rehabilitation of Hazardous Buildings – An Agenda for Action. Volume 3: Applications Workshops FEMA 216
Global Topics Report on the Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings FEMA 357
Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction FEMA 232
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospital Buildings FEMA 396
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hotel/Motel Buildings FEMA 400
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Multifamily Apartment Buildings FEMA 398
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Office Buildings FEMA 397
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Retail Buildings FEMA 399
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of School Buildings, K-12 FEMA 395
Installing Seismic Restraints for Duct and Pipe FEMA 414
Installing Seismic Restraints for Electrical Equipment FEMA 413
Installing Seismic Restraints for Mechanical Equipment FEMA 412
NEHRP Handbook of Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings FEMA 172
Next-Generation Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines: Program Plan for New and Existing Buildings FEMA 445
Plan for Developing and Adopting Seismic Design Guidelines and Standards for Lifelines FEMA 271
Planning for Seismic Rehabilitation: Societal Issues FEMA 275
Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings FEMA 356
Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook. Second Edition FEMA 154
Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: Supporting Documentation. Second Edition FEMA 155
Recommended Seismic Evaluation and Upgrade Criteria for Existing Welded Steel Moment-Frame Buildings FEMA 351
Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage—A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition FEMA E-74
Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage: A Practical Guide. Third Edition FEMA 74
Seismic Considerations for Steel Storage Racks Located in Areas Accessible to the Public FEMA 460
Seismic Design Criteria for Steel Moment-Frame Structures FEMA 355CD
Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings: Strategic Plan 2005 FEMA 315
Seismic Rehabilitation of Federal Buildings: A Benefit/Cost Model. Volume 1: A User's Manual FEMA 255
Seismic Rehabilitation of Federal Buildings: A Benefit/Cost Model. Volume 2: Supporting Documentation FEMA 256
Seismic Rehabilitation Training for One- and Two-Family Dwellings: Program and Slide Presentations FEMA P-593
Seismic Retrofit Incentive Programs: A Handbook for Local Governments FEMA 254
Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings FEMA 547
The Repair of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings FEMA 308
Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings. Volume 1: Summary. Second Edition FEMA 156
Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings. Volume 2: Supporting Documentation. Second Edition FEMA 157
Unreinforced Masonry Buildings and Earthquakes: Developing Successful Risk Reduction Programs FEMA 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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02/26/2014 - 14:03
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