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Earthquake Publications: Building Professionals and Engineers

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.

Residential

TitleNumber
Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and ConstructionFEMA 232

Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings

FEMA P-50 & 50-1

Seismic Rehabilitation Training For One- and Two-Family Dwellings

FEMA P-593
Earthquake Resistant Design ConceptsFEMA P-749

New Construction

TitleNumber
Design Guide for Improving Hospital Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds: Providing Protection to People and BuildingsFEMA 577
Designing for Earthquakes: A Manual for ArchitectsFEMA 454
Earthquake-Resistant Design Concepts: An Introduction to the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other StructuresFEMA P-749
NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures. 2009 EditionFEMA P-750
Quantification of Building Seismic Performance FactorsFEMA P-695

Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors: Component Equivalency Methodology

FEMA P-795

Recommended Simplified Provisions for Seismic Design Category B Buildings

FEMA P-1091

Seismic Design of Rigid Wall-Flexible Diaphragm Buildings

FEMA P-1026

Assessing Seismic Performance of Buildings with Configuration Irregularities

FEMA P-2012

2009 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Design Examples

FEMA P-751

2009 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions: Training and Instructional Materials

FEMA P-752

Risk Management Series: Primer for Design Professionals

FEMA P-389

NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures. 2015 Edition

FEMA P 1050, 1051, 1052

Existing Construction

TitleNumber
Engineering Guideline for Incremental Seismic RehabilitationFEMA P-420
Example Application Guide for ASCE/SEI 41-13 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings; with Additional Commentary for ASCE/SEI 41-17 FEMA P-2006
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospital BuildingsFEMA 396
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of School Buildings, K-12FEMA 395
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
Seismic Rehabilitation Training for One- and Two-Family Dwellings: Program and Slide PresentationsFEMA P-593
Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing BuildingsFEMA 547
Unreinforced Masonry Buildings and Earthquakes: Developing Successful Risk Reduction ProgramsFEMA P-774

Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings

FEMA P-50 & 50-1

Design Guide for Improving School Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds

FEMA P-424

Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Multi-Unit Wood-Frame Buildings With Weak First Stories

FEMA P-807

Performance of Buildings and Nonstructural Components in the 2014 South Napa Earthquake

FEMA P-1024

Emergency Power Systems for Critical Facilities: A Best Practices Approach to Improving Reliability

FEMA P-1019

Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety (2017)

FEMA P-1000

Nonstructural Components

TitleNumber
Installing Seismic Restraints for Duct and PipeFEMA 414
Installing Seismic Restraints for Electrical EquipmentFEMA 413
Installing Seismic Restraints for Mechanical EquipmentFEMA 412
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

Performance-Based Seismic Design

TitleNumber
Effects of Strength and Stiffness Degradation on Seismic ResponseFEMA P440A
Improvement of Nonlinear Static Seismic Analysis ProceduresFEMA 440
Interim Testing Protocols for Determining the Seismic Performance Characteristics of Structural and Nonstructural ComponentsFEMA 461
Next-Generation Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines: Program Plan for New and Existing BuildingsFEMA 445

Seismic Performance Assessment of Buildings

FEMA P-58

Special Construction- Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Buildings

TitleNumber
Evaluation of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings: Basic Procedures ManualFEMA 306
Evaluation of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall Buildings: Technical ResourcesFEMA 307
The Repair of Earthquake Damaged Concrete and Masonry Wall BuildingsFEMA 308

Special Construction Types—Steel Moment-Resisting-Frame Buildings

TitleNumber
Recommended Postearthquake Evaluation and Repair Criteria for Welded Steel Moment-Frame BuildingsFEMA 352
Recommended Seismic Design Criteria for New Steel Moment-Frame BuildingsFEMA 350
Recommended Seismic Evaluation and Upgrade Criteria for Existing Welded Steel Moment-Frame BuildingsFEMA 351
Recommended Specifications and Quality Assurance Guidelines for Steel Moment-Frame Construction for Seismic ApplicationsFEMA 353

Special Construction Types—Tsunami Resistant Construction

TitleNumber
Guidelines for Design of Structures for Vertical Evacuation from TsunamisFEMA P646

Special Construction Types—Blast Resistant Benefits of Seismic Design

TitleNumber

Blast Resistant Benefits of Seismic Design

FEMA P- 439B

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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04/24/2019 - 09:24