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Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Buildings: A Prestandard

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This Prestandard (available for download from provides a three-tier process for the seismic evaluation of existing buildings. The publication includes guidance to assist design professionals in determining if a building is adequately designed and constructed to resist seismic forces. The Prestandard also contains evaluation checklists and diagrams.
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Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Buildings: A Prestandard
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