Wood light-frame residential buildings represent the most common type of dwelling in the United States. Although this type of construction in one- and two-family configurations has generally provided good performance in past earthquakes, there are well-known vulnerabilities that have led to large numbers of homes being rendered uninhabitable or even unrepairable following an earthquake. Improved seismic design and seismic retrofitting of these structures will increase the probability that homes are available to provide shelter immediately following moderate to large seismic events. FEMA P-1100, prepared by ATC for the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and FEMA, provides a methodology to identify and retrofit specific vulnerabilities in wood light-frame dwellings.
Note: This course includes several modules and can be tailored in length and content for the audience. Specific modules include: crawlspace dwellings; living-space-over-garage dwellings; hillside dwellings; and masonry chimneys.
Duration: 6 hours in person | 4 hours online
FEMA P-1100, Vulnerability-Based Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of One- and Two-Family Dwellings (October 2019)