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? Visit the Index of Earthquake Publications.

Publications

Residential

Title Number
Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction FEMA 232

 

New Buildings

Title Number
Communicating with Owners and Managers of New Buildings on Earthquake Risk: A Primer for Design Professionals FEMA 389
Design Guide for Improving Hospital Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds: Providing Protection to People and Buildings FEMA 577
Design Guide for Improving School Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds FEMA 424
Designing for Earthquakes: A Manual for Architects FEMA 454
Earthquake-Resistant Design Concepts: An Introduction to the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures FEMA P-749
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
Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors FEMA P695

 

Existing Buildings

Title Number
Engineering Guideline for Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation FEMA P-420
Global Topics Report on the Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings FEMA 357
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
NEHRP Handbook of Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings FEMA 172
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
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
Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings FEMA 547
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

 

Nonstructural Components

Title Number
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
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

 

Lifelines

Title Number
Collocation Impacts on the Vulnerability of Lifelines during Earthquakes with Applications to the Cajon Pass, California FEMA 226
Collocation Impacts on the Vulnerability of Lifelines during Earthquakes with Applications to the Cajon Pass, California: Study Overview FEMA 221
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
Inventory of Lifelines in the Cajon Pass, California FEMA 225
Seismic Vulnerability and Impact of Disruption of Lifelines in the Conterminous United States FEMA 224

 

Performance-Based Design

Title Number
Action Plan for Performance Based Seismic Design FEMA 349
Effects of Strength and Stiffness Degradation on Seismic Response FEMA P440A
Improvement of Nonlinear Static Seismic Analysis Procedures FEMA 440
Interim Testing Protocols for Determining the Seismic Performance Characteristics of Structural and Nonstructural Components FEMA 461
Next-Generation Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines: Program Plan for New and Existing Buildings FEMA 445

 

Special Construction Types—Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Buildings

Title Number
Evaluation of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings: Basic Procedures Manual FEMA 306
Evaluation of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings: Technical Resources FEMA 307
The Repair of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings FEMA 308

 

Special Construction Types—Steel Moment-Resisting-Frame Buildings

Title Number
A Policy Guide to Steel Moment-Frame Construction FEMA 354
Recommended Postearthquake Evaluation and Repair Criteria for Welded Steel Moment-Frame Buildings FEMA 352
Recommended Seismic Design Criteria for New Steel Moment-Frame Buildings FEMA 350
Recommended Seismic Evaluation and Upgrade Criteria for Existing Welded Steel Moment-Frame Buildings FEMA 351
Recommended Specifications and Quality Assurance Guidelines for Steel Moment-Frame Construction for Seismic Applications FEMA 353
Seismic Design Criteria for Steel Moment-Frame Structures FEMA 355CD

 

Special Construction Types—Tsunami Resistant Construction

Title Number
Guidelines for Design of Structures for Vertical Evacuation from Tsunamis FEMA P646

 

Special Construction Types—Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

Title Number
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 - 14:05
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