FEMA 154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook. Second Edition

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The Rapid Visual Screening (RVS) handbook can be used by trained personnel to identify potentially hazardous buildings before an earthquake. The RVS procedure comprises a method and several forms that help users quickly identify, inventory, and rank such buildings according to their expected safety and usability during and after earthquakes. The structural scoring system has been revised, based on new information, and the handbook has been shortened and focused to make it easier to use. The target audiences for this guide are building officials, engineers, architects, building owners, emergency managers, and interested citizens. The CD–ROM, FEMA 154CD, contains PowerPoint slides with instructor notes; the RVS Student Manual (FEMA 154SM); data collection forms; and PDF- and text-file versions of FEMA 154. A new electronic application of FEMA 154 designed for use with handheld devices (such as Smartphones) will be available in 2009.
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